Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Ovarian Cysts?

Michael E. Rivlin, MD


October 12, 2015

CA-125 testing should not be done in pregnant patients with ovarian cysts because levels are significantly higher, especially during the first trimester. CA-125 testing should also not be done in the acute setting of ovarian cyst accidents, as this marker is raised in peritonitis, hemorrhage, cyst rupture, and infection, as well as in menstruation, fibroids, and endometriosis.

For more on CA-125 testing in patients with ovarian cysts, read here.


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