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Do CA 125 during period?


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Old 03-16-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Do CA 125 during period?

Hi,

I have to do the ca 125 test as I have 2 complex ovarian cysts. I am now on my period and wondering if I should wait to have the test? I don't want to delay this test as I want to get surgery asap but so scared to do the test and have it falsely elevated.

Any advice?

 
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: Do CA 125 during period?

The cysts themselves (and other things) can cause a "false" elevated level. And one can have a normal level with ovarian cancer which is why one cannot put much stock in this test. I don't know if being on your period affects it.

 
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