Hello, I wonder if anyone has had any similar experience of this. Here's a little medical history: I am 51 and a year ago had a laparoscopy for a chocolate cyst removal and endometriosis clean up, I was found to have fibroids which the consultant said were only small, so they were left alone. My heavy periods improved slightly and the pain slightly more easy to deal with at the time of the month. Lately though the pain has increased, and not only have I been having pain on my period but also on and off in between over two months, this is also when I've noticed a hard lump on my cervix appeared, I thought it went away, in between the last two periods, so didn't go to the GP, then it's appeared again (if at all it did go away, I may have imagined it had). I ended up going to the GP about three weeks ago because of the niggling pain I was having between periods, so he ran a full blood test, everything was ok EXCEPT the CA125 test, which tests a biomarker for ovarian cancer, my levels were 65, up to 35 is normal, I am now extremely worried. However, I have read that this is an unreliable test on it's own as it has a rate of 80% false positives, and other benign conditions also cause elevated CA125 levels, such as Endometriosis, Cysts and Fibroids even normal Menstruation. All the other tests he expected to be out of kilter to do with ovarian cancer seemed ok, he said he would have expected other things to have shown. I am very confused and I am hanging onto this positive sign as I've had all three conditions endo. fibroids, cyst (removed) and I have been having odd menstruation for two months, which I thought was the menopause. It's just that the GP has called for an urgent scan, he didn't know about the cervical lump either, the whole thing has unnerved me, I'm on here every night and researching positive remarks on the subject, it's bothered me also that raised CA125 can be as a result of other cancers too. I know that the best thing I can do is now to have the urgent scan and pursue the problem if there is one. It's just that my mind is leap frogging all over the place with anxiety, one minute I feel I can rationalise it, the next I feel a panic attack coming on, I'm trying to keep busy and think positive thoughts. Please can anyone identify with this, just to chat about it would be comforting, as I have only told my husband and told him not to tell our grown up daughters or mum as I don't want them to worry unnecessarily, I couldn't cope with them worried sick, especially if everything turns out to be nothing to worry about. Please could I just have a comforting chat with someone about this. Thank you xxxx
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