Can CA 125 detect endometriosis?

2019-07-30 by No Comments

Can CA 125 detect endometriosis?

Serum CA125 is not a good marker for endometriosis but it is a helpful additional parameter to diagnose endometriotic disease in patients with chronic pelvic pain.

What level of CA 125 indicates endometriosis?

The mean serum CA-125 level of women with endometriosis was 49.93±4.30 U/mL (range, 2-191 U/mL) in this study. Amara and colleagues found that CA-125 serum levels were higher in endometriosis patients when compared to control group during both periods of menstrual cycle (13).

How high can a CA 125 go with endometriosis?

The highest CA 125 level reported in proven endometriosis is 9537 U/ml following acute rupture of an endometrioma [7].

Is CA 125 elevated in endometrial cancer?

In our study the levels of CA 125 are higher in endometrial cancer patients when compared with abnormal uterine bleeding patients. These findings are in accordance with previous studies and the elevation of CA 125 is due to the increased synthesis of this cancer antigen by endometrial tumor cells12,19,20.

What happens if CA 125 is positive?

If your CA 125 level is higher than normal, you may have a benign condition, or the test result could mean that you have ovarian, endometrial, peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer. Your doctor may recommend other tests and procedures to determine your diagnosis.

What happens if my CA 125 is high?

Blood test (CA125 test) CA125 is produced by some ovarian cancer cells. A high level of CA125 in your blood could be a sign of ovarian cancer. But a raised CA125 level does not mean you definitely have cancer, as it can also be caused by other conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids and even pregnancy.

How can I lower my CA 125 level?

However, there are some lifestyle factors you can control to decrease your risk of ovarian cancer.

  1. Exercise and Diet. By maintaining a weekly exercise regime and a healthy diet, the risk of ovarian cancer decreases.
  2. Oral Contraceptives.
  3. Avoiding Carcinogens.
  4. Pregnancy & Breastfeeding.
  5. Healthy Lifestyle.

Does endometriosis worsen with age?

Endometriosis is typically a progressive condition, meaning it can get worse over time (29). Infertility is a common complication of endometriosis that may be avoidable with early treatment.