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What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

Nothing out of..: ...Context. Ca.125 is used to follow up response to treatment in patients with cancer of the ovary but a slightly elevated level can come from non malignant causes (and it can be normal even if there is cancer). It is not considered a screening test. Whoever ordered it probably had very valid reasons to do so and i'm sure he/she can explain its implications to you in the proper context. Best 2u. ...Read more

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Ovarian Insufficiency (Definition)

"Primary ovarian insufficiency describes a spectrum of declining ovarian functions and reduced fecundity due premature decrease in follicle number, an increase in follicle destruction or poor response to gonadotropins".This abnormal "Hypoestrogenic state" increases risks of vasomotor symptoms, urogenital atrophy, osteoporosis, fractures, cardiovascular diseases and other ...Read more


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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

Many cysts: It simply means there are multiple cysts on your ovary. If cysts are small, it can be a normal finding. It can also be seen with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). By itself, it doesn't mean too much but may have significance in the context of another diagnosis such as PCOS. If the cysts are grapefruit sized, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

A syndrome: Pcos is a syndrome where you have some combination of ovulation problems, symptoms of excess male hormone and large numbers of small follicles on the ovaries on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an ovarian cyst is "bleeding into itself"?

What does it mean when an ovarian cyst is "bleeding into itself"?

Called hemorrhagic c: after ovulation there can be slight bleeding in cyst endometriosis can make bleeding in cyst unless lots of pain do not worry ...Read more

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What does it mean when urinating to much?

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What does it mean when urinating to much?

May be...: It means differently as to the number and amount of voiding. Going to bathroom often doesn't necessarily mean voiding too much. And it's okay to go often as long as being able to empty bladder with free-flowing stream with good volume from each voiding and with normal urinalysis. More detailing? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you discuss these findings with the physician who ordered the imaging study as follow up blood work is usually advised in order to screen for common causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

Uterus hurting: Pain in the uterus can be from many causes. It can be anything from bad period cramps to infections from sexually transmitted diseases and other things too. It's best to be seen in person and examined to figure out the cause and best option for treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

Larger Cyst in Ovary: By nature, the ovary is a cystic organ, follicular cells around egg cells begin secreting fluid into space around egg creating a cyst, several every cycle. Mid-cycle, the cysts rupture releasing the egg, called ovulation. If 1 or more cysts become larger, without shedding egg, can more easily be seen on ultrasound, ct, etc and termed an ovarian cyst. More common in people with ?body fat & diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't burp?

What does it mean when you can't burp?

Not a problem: It does not mean anything. And why would you want to burp anyway? Better not to. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency?

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What does it mean to have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency?

Digestive Enzymes: The pancreas' main exocrine function is to produce enzymes which help digest carbs, protein, and fats. These enzymes are made in acinar cells and travel down a duct to the small intestine (2nd stage of duodenum). Insufficiency can either be from an obstruction in said duct or a decreased synthesis of the enzymes from damage or fibrosis of pancreatic tissue, most commonly secondary to pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more

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What does it mean if heart hurts?

What does it mean if heart hurts?

Physically or emotio: Physically it means that the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen but emotionally the heart can be strained too by more complex mechanism ( the broken heart syndrome). ...Read more

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What does it mean when ovary on an ultrasound dr didn't think anything bad about it but it doesn't mean cancer right?

What does it mean when ovary on an ultrasound dr didn't think anything bad about it but it doesn't mean cancer right?

See below: It is not feasible to address your concern. Your question should be addressed to your doctor who did the ultrasound or your primary care physician. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast iches?

What does it mean when your breast iches?

Depends: The possible reasons for this depend on whether the itching is clearly in the skin or feels deeper in the breast. If on the skin, there may be a skin condition treatable with prescription cream or ointment. If it feels deeper in the breast, it's probably related to nerve signals. In that case, stretching and strengthening exercises especially yoga or pilates may be helpful. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your stomach is hard?

What exactly does it mean when your stomach is hard?

Nonspecific: That is fairly nonspecific, and could be related to dilated intestines from a variety of causes, or the muscles of the abdominal wall, also from a variety of causes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your urinating blood?

Need a urgent check : Blood in the urine is a serious probelm. You need to go see a doctor right away. If you do not have a regualar doctor, you can go to an er where you will be examined and tested to find the cause of blood in your urine. A urologist may be requested to further evaluate your urinary passages to determine the cause/source of bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

What does it mean when your eosinophils is low?

Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs. ...Read more