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Long, heavy periods, painful ovulation. Had a ca125 test, showed elevated results, sent for referral. Should i be concerned?

Hi I'm 34 have four children youngest two and half , I had a ca125 test done six weeks ago which showed a slight rise I wasn't told how much , test was repeated last week with a higher rise than six weeks ago , now I've been sent for an urgent referrel should I be concerned??? The reason I was given test in the firstplace was cause of long and heavy periods and painfull ovulation, strangly enough I have had a very sore lower back the last week ,should I be concerned????
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
You shouldnt be very concerned but further testing must be done. Ca 125 is used for detection and following ovarian and some other cancers,but it can be found in many benign disorders such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pancreatits or ovarian infection,inflammation etc. Ovarian cancers are rare but it can be found in your age unfortunately. You shoulds do ultrasounds or CT scan to rule out something serious. Probably this will be ovarian cyst or menstrual or hormonal disorder which is easily treatable. Wish you good health.
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