Ovarian cysts and fibroid tumors

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Avatar n tn I have read that ca 125 is not a good screening test and can be a false positive die to endometriosis, fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, and even lupus, all of which I have. Given this info, would it be at all prudent to continue the watchful-wait mode, or proceed with the hysterectomy? The surgery is scheduled in a month, and I am having 2nd thoughts due to the ramifications of a total hysterectomy including ovaries. Thank you so much for any thoughts on this.
Avatar n tn My doctor thought it may be Fibroid tumors. After the sonogram it was discovered that I had 2 simple cysts. The doctor said not to worry about it, that women get cysts and they disappear all the time. I still have mild pain on my left side especially when I am ovulating. Does anyone know what it means to have a simple cyst? Should I be worried? It has already been a couple of years since I was diagnosed.
Avatar n tn and doctors who, all say that life would be easier, and less Tiring, without the Ovaries, which have often, almost ruptured because of all the different bening tumours, they have had, on them. So many of us have Ovarian Cysts and except for those who have heavy pain & bleeding - some people, do not even realise, they have had these problems.
Avatar f tn My insurance is awful and will not cover anything else for the rest of the year so I am hoping this resolves itself soon, which the DR said she thinks it will. What are your experiences with ovarian tumors and pain? Would the cysts also be making me uncomfortable? This is just all I can think about and my anxiety is just horrible right now.
Avatar n tn I have been on Lupron so it should have controlled it, but they are still growing back I am 25 years old please let me know I wanted to have children , was supposed to wait for period after lupron and then start Clomid. But now i have a cysts back and clomid will cause ovarian enlargement and cyst as well. So Do you think I will have to have another laparoscopy and then heal from it before I will be put on clomid?
Avatar n tn today and they are going to do a D/C and Laparoscopy on Monday(1-24-05) to check for endometriosis and to check the cysts. The one of concern is the one on the right ovary that is complex. I hope to finally have some answers after this. I also had a CA-125 test done also,plus other blood tests. I hope everyone is doing well and finding the answers you need.
Avatar n tn The past two weeks I have had a strange brownish/red discharge (like the blood that comes out at the very end of your period) and some blood clots each time I go to the bathroom. I have been reading up on the symptoms of ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts, and although many of my symptoms were related to gallbladder issues, I also have read that ovarian cancer is sometimes mistaken for other digestive problems.
Avatar n tn I just had the same issue.They told me that there was still a small amount of ovary adhered to the lining of my inside. When they pulled blood and took hormone levels it showed still producing enough to cause a regrowth. This produced enough hormone to generate a new cyst, being the size of a walnut between my kidney and intestine causing severe pain and nausea. I just came home from the hospital yesterday and am awaiting results from the biopsy.
Avatar n tn The GYN doctor will make reccomendations based on what he thinks would be in your best interests. I do know that both cysts and fibroid tumors are frequently removed without removing the uterus. Good luck with your surgery. I am sure you will do fine.
167664 tn?1203976220 Although 99% of ovarian tumors, masses and cysts are benign, I am so glad that you are getting medical attention. A gyn/onc is the best you can get! They are specialists in the female reproductive area. Unfortunately, only pathology will tell what the mass consists of. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Avatar f tn I recently was seen by a gyno regarding left abdominal pain. 2 yrs ago I had a small cyst on my left ovary per ultrasound. currently my MD recommended an US which showed 2 ovarian complex cysts, multi cystic mass with calc & irregular edges and color. The largest is 4.3 x 4.4 x 3.7. a CA125 test was 14. I have been referred to a gyno -oncologist but he is booked for a month before I can see him.
Avatar n tn Its been about 1 year now and I have bloating (I look like Im 6 months pregnant), lower pelvic pain, spotting, painful urnination, constant urination, when I do get my period its all clots. Did this turn into something else? What's the difference between fibroids and ovarian cysts? how can you tell the difference? Please Help.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with two large (6 cm and 8 cm) fibroid tumors in 2004. I also had an ovarian cyst at that time. I'd previously had two ovarian cysts that cleared up. I've had iron-deficiency anemia on and off since 2004. Although two doctors--including my primary care physician--wanted me to get a hysterectomy because the fibroids are large, I refused. I was 37 years old at the time and still wanted to have children.
Avatar n tn Ovarian masses, tumors or cysts do not mean cancer...and I think it is great that you have been referred to a GYN/ONC. Please understand that these doctors have 3 years additional training in gynocological issues and they treat many conditions and/or patients that do not have cancer. Your doctor is being proactive and sending you to the specialists...and remember it by no means that you have cancer....
1365311 tn?1280433903 I had a dermoid cyst and ovary and fibroid removed and I was told you are born with dermoids. There is a 15 % reoccurence if you have your ovaries. If anyone knows anything about how not to develop dermoids and fibroids I would definitely like to hear the information. This community is great and the support is outstanding!
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed six years ago with endometriosis, fibroid tumors and cysts with another physician who does not practice locally any longer. I went to another physician locally and schedule an US. The nurse practioner told me my uterus was enlarged to twice its size and thought it was due to a fibroid on exam. When I went for US the technitian said my right ovary was resting on my uterus.
Avatar n tn i asked her could this be ovarian ,she said ,well your catscan said you had cysts on ovaries but that is normal.this is the first dr.that has ever even told me this.how do they know it is normal?without a followup scan?i have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer but they act like oh well.i really don't like going to doctors ,but i have been because i know something is not right.is it normal to have cysts on ovaries?the only cysts the er doc told me about was liver cysts.
Avatar n tn There are other types of ovarian cancer that are associated with hormonal or enzymatic activity and depending which form a person has there will be excess symptoms of that specific hormone. Germ cell ovarian tumors fall into this catagory. You should have your blood drawn for the following, Inhibin A&B, HCG, AFP,LDH, CA-125 and CEA. Unfortunately with any type of suspected ovarian mass/tumor/ suspicious cyst(s) surgery will be the only way for the Dr's too make a definitive Dx.
Avatar f tn Hi I've been having symptoms like sensitivity to heat, tired all the time, nausea etc.. Also I have fibrocystic breast disease, had fibroid tumors,size of lemons, i've had ovarian cysts, it's just weird that I have had so manycysts throughout can this all lead to cancer. My 5 nodules measuring 5mm i have one more month before they do an ultrasound the funny thing is my blood work was all normal but the ultrasound found the nodules plus it's pretty enlarged.
Avatar n tn Long story short, it was Ovarian Cancer and I had several tumors, one of which was growing into my bladder, hence the bladder problems. I was 26yrs old at the time with no family history of any type of cancer. Obviously this is an extreme case, but I think it's good that you have already had an ultra sound and will be going back for more.
Avatar f tn i had an ultrasound to rule out any cysts ect, for my pelvic pain, it came up clear, well 2 weeks later ended up with a hysterectomy do to large ovarian cysts and a uterine fibroid. so its possible to have one even if the dr doesnt feel it, look at me for example.
Avatar f tn I am 37 yrs old never had children and have been diagnoised on ultasound with two small (2.8 cm and 1cm)complex cysts on my right ovary and one 1cm complex cyst on my left ovary. I have not had a period in over one year and am in some pain with other various symptoms. My GYN took blood yesterday for four tumor markers but I do not know results yet. If the marker test results are negative, she wants to do laproscopic surgery and take biopsies of these cysts to identify them.
600857 tn?1230061370 I recently had a ct scan in the ER which showed a mass on the left side of uterus. I had a pelvic ultrasound done 2 weeks ago that showed fibroid tumors and enlarged uterus. They did a renal ultrasound to rule out any problems with my kidneys.They are concerned because my CA125 levels are high(46) which is not too high my doctor told me but advised that I get a hysterecomy. About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with a cyst on my ovary.
Avatar n tn I am going to be 33 next month and i have 3 kids also and ovarian cancer runs in my family and about 8 months ago i was diagnosed with a cyst on each ovary.Now the one on the right is 5.5cm and the one on the left was 4.8cm but with the last ultrasound it seemed to be that the one on the left was bigger than the one on the right,but both are completely solid .They cause alot of pain cause the doctor said that the one on the left has grown to my kidney and my bowel..
Avatar n tn First of all most cysts are benign and benign cysts can cause pain/symptoms. It is most likely not ovarain cancer, (even with a family history), but because your are experiencing symptoms, I would have Ob/Gyn keep an eye on it with follow-up ultrasounds every 6 weeks. Are your symptoms present every day or do they come and go? What does your current doctor think? If symptoms get worse, go back to Ob/Gyn right away, don't say "oh it's probably nothing". Good luck and keep intouch.
Avatar n tn I am 46 years old with a history of ovarian cysts and fibroid tumors (3 prior surgeries for both), and over the past couple of years have experienced many worsening symptoms that have been blamed on other conditions, fatigue, anemia, frequent urination, extreme pelvic pain & pressure, loss of appetite (without loss of weight as I eat whether I want to or not since I am constantly fighting to keep my blood count up), etc., that I have found to be symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Avatar n tn Had transvaginal ultrasound and showed fibroid tumors in uterus and a 1.7 cm complex ovarian cyst on right ovary. I have never had cysts or fibroids before. My fsh is 31.5 and estradiol was 10. Don't know if all this means anything or not. I don't see gyn until august 9 so I am little freaked out. After last year everything freaks me out. Should I be worried? I realize cyst is small but the pain in my right side is not. Anybody had this happen to them. Should I be worried?
Avatar n tn A transvaginal ultrasound (TV) is the most valuable diagnostic study in the evaluation of an adnexal or pelvic mass/suspicious cysts. Cysts, hemorrhagic cysts, endometriomas, and dermoids have a high predictive diagnosis via TV ultrasound. An MRI is usually the next test that should be given as they are more precise when read by the right radiologist.
Avatar f tn Please keep in mind if and only if you have a dx of these form of tumors there is a missconception that these tumors are always benign, which is completely false> They are just slow growing tumors as opposed to epitheal. Unfortunately with any type of suspected ovarian mass/tumor/ suspicious cyst(s) surgery will be the only way for the Dr's too make a definitive Dx.