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Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

Can a home menopause test work for testing for premature ovarian failure?

No: There is a blood test called fsh that can determine if you are in the menopause. Generally levels greater than 25-30 are suggestive of the menopause. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the cessation of menses before the age of 38; and the most common cause in premature menopause. If you have pof, you should consult your gyn because it can sometimes be associated with other endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cyst: A rectovaginal examination should detect ovarian cysts/tumors/masses in a thin patient. ...Read more

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What are the procedures for testing for infertility?

What are the procedures for testing for infertility?

Infertility: The full answer to this will come from an obstetrician/ gynecologist. It will probably take a complete physical exam, lab studies, and instructions to keep a chart about your periods. ...Read more

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Whats definitive testing for liver cancer?

Whats definitive testing for liver cancer?

Getting tissue: We may suspect cancer arising in, or spread to, the liver on history, physical, and/or imaging studies. The final diagnosis will almost always be made by a pathologist who examines a piece of tissue -- perhaps just a few cells obtained using a needle. ...Read more

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Is there a genomic test for ovarian cancer?

Is there a genomic test for ovarian cancer?

Yes: Many genes have been identified that may increase your risk of ovarian cancer from the normal <1% risk to a doubling or up to a 40% lifetime risk. The best validated gene is the brca gene. The new next generation sequencing technology can check for 19 genes at once that increase risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. This may be helpful if you have a family history of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What tests test for infertility?

What tests test for infertility?

Many : You should see your obgyn, your husband( hopefully you are married at your age if you are trying to get preg) should ahve a semen ananlysis and your obgyn needs to do an exam on you with cultures and an ultrasound and determine if you are ovulating or not, and other tests can be done after that like tubal hsg, etc. ...Read more

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Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

No: Not really. The pelvic exam can rule out any masses or major abnormalities. Pcos is diagnosed based on clinical findings and abnormalities in blood work(hormonal). Endometriosis is diagnosed by laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What's done for endometriosis?

What's done for endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Surgery is the gold standard, and reduces the amount/extent of disease. The most effective medical treatment is the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used. ...Read more

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How accurate is the genetic testing for ovarian cancer?

How accurate is the genetic testing for ovarian cancer?

Very if BRCA mutated: The genes brca1 and brca2 cause breast-ovarian cancer, suspected when women have onset of breast cancer before menopause or when there are several cases of breast/ovarian cancer in a family. Women with a brca mutation have as much as a 50% lifetime risk for ovarian cancer (85% for breast) and often choose prophylactic oophorectomy after positive brca testing since there is no good clinical screen. ...Read more

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Is a HSG test effective for infertility treatment?

Is a HSG test effective for infertility treatment?

No,: it is a diagnostic test often used to determine the cause of infertility. Some studies show an increased chance of pregnancy within the first few months after an HSG. ...Read more

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Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?

Will the doc do other testing for ovarian and uterine cancer other than pap smear if I have symptoms?

Yes: Pap tests are only a screening test for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, there are no screening tests for uterine or ovarian cancer, although research is continuing. However, if you are experiencing symptoms, gynecologists should first perform a pelvic exam. A pelvic ultrasound or endometrial biopsy can also be helpful depending on your symptoms. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Primary amenorrhea.Have any treatment to get pregnancy.Have done laporoscopy.Dnormas discj.Primary amenorrhea2 mullerian dysgenosis?

Primary amenorrhea.Have any treatment to get pregnancy.Have done laporoscopy.Dnormas discj.Primary amenorrhea2 mullerian dysgenosis?

Possible by IVF: Normal pregnancy is possible if no uterine abnormality with hormonal manipulation ( administration) where ovulation is absent , if tubes are absent , has normal uterus is possible , you need fertility expert , to make you ovulate , harvest , and by ivf . Speak to your doctor, good luck. ...Read more

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What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

An U/S of anything: Shows size, shape, and consistency of the tissue, or inconsistencies that are fluid filled (cysts) or solid filled or at least not filled with water density...This can be menstrual cycle dependent as well, and ovaries are on both sides, with the tubes are called adnexa. Fluid in the abdomen acan also be seen. None of this provides a diagnosis: need cells or tissue. ...Read more

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Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...Read more

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How to screen or test for ovarian cancer?

How to screen or test for ovarian cancer?

No sure test: There is no established screening test fit for mass use. Blood tests such as ca125 level has been used. Scannng such as pelvic ultrasound or ct scans have ben employed too. ...Read more

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