Trying to Find a Diagnoses

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Trying to Find a Diagnoses

by Tswag on Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:00 AM

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I have had a series of blood work and urine tests done over the past month. They have tested for every bacterial infection and I did a week on antibiotics to make sure with no success. I have pelvic pain and pressure, very irregular period, frequent felling to urinate and some rectal pain. My dr wants to do a laproscopy next week I believe to check for endometriosis. The next step I believe would to do further testing for cancer. I had a CA-125 test done and it came back 2. Doesn't that ensure no gynecologic cancer? Any help / info would be appreciated.

Back Pain

by Madrid on Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:00 AM

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I had my first cervical cancer in 2002 and had chemo, radiation and surgery at that time. Over the next 2 years I had increasing pain that started in my hip area and went into my back and leg. I was taking a couple of motrin every 4 hours day and night trying to stay ahead of the pain. I was told at the time it was a pinched nerve in my back and was finally sent for an MRI and to a pain clinic for treatment. It turned out to be a very large tumor in my L-3 and in the surrounding area. The crvical cancer had returned in my back. The only thing that controlled the pain was Bextra with morphine for the break through pain until we were able to shrink the tumor. I had topotican and cesplatin over 3 months which shank the tumor by two-thirds, followed by 6 weeks of radiation. I have been pain free for the past 18 months, even though the cancer returned a third time in a new location. To answer your question - yes the extreme pain can be the cancer and I would see a Doctor soon! Form what my Doctor told me the back is not usually where the cevical cancer travels, but it can and mine did.

RE: Trying to Find a Diagnoses

by Trish1972 on Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:00 AM

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From what I've been told from my doctors and most on-line sites...
the only surefire way to know if you have any type of gynecological cancer or endometriosis is to have a laparosocpy done.  I need to have one done.

RE: Trying to Find a Diagnoses

by Trishpm on Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:00 AM

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A low CA-125 does not ensure that there is not cancer.  Many conditions affect the CA-125.  The only approved indication for the use of CA-125 is to monitor the progress of women that are already know to have ovarian cancer. 
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