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Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?

Hi, I'm 48 yo, have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, pre-menopausal. CA 125 was around 200's then 159 the last one was 210 any concerns?

Likely, no: CA 125 is not recommended as a screening tool for ovarian cancer when used in risk-based stratification. Meaning, assuming that your mom or sister didn't get diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Normal for women with endometriosis to have elevated CA-125. It sounds like your doctor has done Ultrasound to evaluate ovaries as well. Your MD knows your history and risk, likely this CA-125 level is normal ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I had laparoscopic surgery on the 19th to remove a ovarian cyst and endometriosis. I am doing better, but often feel very dizzy. Is this normal?

I had laparoscopic surgery on the 19th to remove a ovarian cyst and endometriosis. I am doing better, but often feel very dizzy. Is this normal?

Dizzy: No, not really normal. You might be a little dehydrated or may have had some blood loss, both of which can make you a little lightheaded. You should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal heavy bleeding for 20days so far after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts and having prostap injection?

What causes abnormal heavy bleeding for 20days so far after laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cysts and having prostap injection?

Bleeding: If you had surgery for endometriosis, that could cause your bleeding postoperatively. If you got any medications to reduce future endometriosis growth, this may cause continued bleeding as well. If you did get lupron, (leuprolide) the bleeding should diminish after 2-3 weeks and you may not have a period for 2 - 3 months. You should follow up with your doctor to discuss these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will I be able to have kids? Or will I need fertility treatment?

I have history of ovarian cyst, just had sergury for endometriosis, and had fibroids. Will I be able to have kids? Or will I need fertility treatment?

What did your MD say: After the surgery, your gyn should have discussed fertility issues. Chances of conception are highest in the first six months after endometriosis surgery. If you had fibroids removed, you may need to wait before trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?

I have ovarian cysts and endometriosis; I am over weight and have high cholestoral, normal exercises cause severe bleeding and pain what can I do?

Laparoscopy.: If you're that sensitive to exercise, you might want to consider definitive management of your endometriosis. What stage is it? Laparoscopic management should make things much better in this regard, which would allow you to pursue a good exercise regimen and not bleed. See your gynecologist to discuss management options for endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis or painful, but normal ovarian cysts cause radiating pain to lower to mid back? Or make stomach area feel full? Cyst usually 3-2cm

Can endometriosis or painful, but normal ovarian cysts cause radiating pain to lower to mid back? Or make stomach area feel full? Cyst usually 3-2cm

Abdominal pain: ReneeT210~ a 2-3cm ovarian cyst are usually coincidental on US and usually causes no problem. Endometriosis, CAN cause that pain and if you are exeriencing pain you should go and see your OB GYN thanks ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause pain on just one side of your stomach? Or does this sound more like ovarian cyst? Mild cramps during period. I have pcos

Belly pain: Endometriosis will cause pain on whatever side the actual deposits are and should radiate based on ur Neuro/Embrio anatomy. Ovarian cyst will most of the time hurt only to the side of its location. However, there are other reasons to have pain in the belly in a young woman, like u. If pain is persistent, please have your doctor examine u ASAP to determine he need for further workup. Hpe u feel btr ...Read more

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Hi I had ovarian cysts and endometriosis removed last year and getting similar pain again could they be back already?

Hi I had ovarian cysts and endometriosis removed last year and getting similar pain again could they be back already?

Yes: Endometriosis is notorious for coming back again and again after surgery. Same with ovarian cysts. Its possible that one or the other (or both) is back. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there a connection between ovarian cyst and endometriosis?

Is there a connection between ovarian cyst and endometriosis?

Sometimes: Endometriosis on the ovaries sometimes forms cysts called endometriomas: they can be seen on ultrasound, and may cause pain. Other kinds of ovarian cysts will not cause endometriosis. Hope that helps. If you have a pesistent ovarian cyst and your doctor suspect endometriosis, surgery may be necessary and helpful. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis (ovarian cyst). Does the CA125 results be a little elevated because of that?

Yes: Ca125 is often up a bit for no obvious reason. Reference range is set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. ...Read more

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Hypoechoic ovarian cysts. 8cm (left) 4cm (right) Endometrioma and endometriosis not excluded. What does this mean? I'm worried.

Refer back to Sympto: You have to interpret these findings in the context of your symptoms. It's too complex to answer here, so consider HealthTap Prime or discussing with whoever ordered the test. You have two cysts, the relevance of which is debatable. Endometriosis is uterine tissue outside the uterus. Endometrioma is growth of uterine smooth muscle ...Read more

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Right ovarian cyst for which an endometriosis is not ruled out? What will happen?

Right ovarian cyst for which an endometriosis is not ruled out? What will happen?

Depends on symptoms: Depending on clinical suspicion a repeat ultrasound in two months, or an MRI or rarely a laparoscopic evaluation may be indicated.
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Dx: ovarian cyst 3.4cm (2cm 3 days ago) endometriosis & I'm in severe pain. I've been in pain for 5days. How do I ask my gyn to surgically remove it? I had to have other cysts removed and it worked.

Dx: ovarian cyst 3.4cm (2cm 3 days ago) endometriosis & I'm in severe pain. I've been in pain for 5days. How do I ask my gyn to surgically remove it? I had to have other cysts removed and it worked.

Plain English: The best way to ask a doctor is to say clearly what you want, which seems surprisingly difficult for many people. State clearly, let him/her discuss pros/cons with you. Severe pain and endometriosis is a good indication for surgery in many cases, but not 100%. If you feel you cannot communicate well with your doc, consider talking with another one. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

What is the best birth control for endometriosis and ovarian cysts?

Homonal method: Any hormonal contraceptive can suppress the ovaries and suppress endometriosis. I agree with the above answer - however, depo-provera can be effective as well. ...Read more

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I had a CA-125 done for ovarian cysts (10.5cm and 4cm) Test came back 190. Had another test weeks later and new u/s. Cyst is now 8.4 and CA-125 is 110. Is this even possible? Cysts are hypoechoic cystic lesions possibly endometriomas & endometriosis.

CA-125 testing: CA- 125 testing is notoriously inaccurate when it comes to testing for ovarian cancer especially when endometriosis is a part of the equation. IF there is continued concern most MD's will take a "look/see" with the laparoscope and confirm a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for your endometriosis to become more active and cause pain due to shedding related inflammation. Take nsaids or start a hormonal birth control method. ...Read more

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How can I help the pain from my endometriosis and ovarian cysts it's so painful it feels like labor pains once in awhile?

How can I help the pain from my endometriosis and ovarian cysts it's so painful it feels like labor pains once in awhile?

Problematic: Twenties female desperate for relief "endometriosis and ovarian cyst" pain has likely heard the orthodox theories of pain arousal ; treatments. Imo there is concern for iatrogenic pain-generator intestinal adhesions resulting from "endometriosis" surgeries. Status of pelvic joint stability is of concern because joint hypermobility, endometriosis, ibs, ; fibromyalgia are all markedly associated. ...Read more

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6 cm ovarian cyst. Hemorrhagic in appearance. History of severe endometriosis & endometriomas. Causing severe pain. Treatment recommendation?

Options: You have a number of options. You can repeat the u/s in 3 months or so and see if it has gone away on its own. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts frequently resolve spontaneously. If It is very painful, you could have a laparoscopy and removal of the cyst. With your history of severe endometriosis and endometriomas, its also possible that you would need an open procedure to remove the ovary. ...Read more

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How can the normal limits of the endometrial thickness be determined when I bleed 25 days a month, (5 mm at age 39)w/ history endometriosis&ovarian cysts?

Evaluation: It is not normal to bleed 25 days a month and the endometrial lining is expected to be thin since you are shedding the lining each time that you bleed. Once your obgyn will determine the underlying cause of your bleeding and your cycles will return to be normal then you can evaluate the thickness of the lining. The best time to evaluate the lining is prior to ovulation. ...Read more

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Treated w/ luprin for endometriosis on 10/29. Developed an ovarian cyst in nov. Started having pelvic pain a couple if days ago, could the cyst be causing the pain?

Treated w/ luprin for endometriosis on 10/29. Developed an ovarian cyst in nov. Started having pelvic pain a couple if days ago, could the cyst be causing the pain?

Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) acts to temporarily shut down your own production of ovarian hormones and this causes endometriosis to shrink/regress. If given during the first half of the menstrual cycle it can cause a "flare" effect and cysts can form, the cyst could be the cause of the pain, and if it is severe you should see about getting a sonogram. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Emergency Surgery (Definition)

Appendicitis is the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery in children. It happens in about 1 ...Read more