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My ca 125 blood test result slightly elevated, with a different reading 3 times, what could cause this to happen?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: CA 125

A ca 125 is not a very accurate test.
Anything that affects the lining of your abdomen (peritoneum), lung cavity (pleura), or sac around your heart (pericardium) can change the ca 125 level. This includes everything from a cold to kidney failure to cancer.

In brief: CA 125

A ca 125 is not a very accurate test.
Anything that affects the lining of your abdomen (peritoneum), lung cavity (pleura), or sac around your heart (pericardium) can change the ca 125 level. This includes everything from a cold to kidney failure to cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Many causes

The ca-125 blood test is very sensitive-- in many cases it is too sensitive.
In certain cases, it can be a marker of certain types of cancer. But in other patients, a modestly elevated ca-125 is not alarming. Visit with your doctor to better understand the details of your case.

In brief: Many causes

The ca-125 blood test is very sensitive-- in many cases it is too sensitive.
In certain cases, it can be a marker of certain types of cancer. But in other patients, a modestly elevated ca-125 is not alarming. Visit with your doctor to better understand the details of your case.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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