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26 Jul 2005

OVARIAN CYST-OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS
I am 46 yrs and had some blood test as part of annual gynea check-up. The CA125 level was 36.5 and I have been having pain in the lower abdomen on the right. My periods have been irregular. Actually I have not had a period for 3 months now. My doctor says its an ovarian cyst mesuring 2cm, and has suggested surgery. I am concerned about this. Is it possble this is cancerous? What other treatment options can we explore?. I am no more into baby-making. All other tests like papsmear, thyroid, bone density mamogram were fine.

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
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GynaeDoc
GYNAEDOC

01 Jan 0001

A 2 cm cyst is quite small. Different labs have different references ranges so I am not sure whether your CA125 is raised or not. A raised level could indicate cancer.

Best wishes
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