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CA125 and platelets

19 Jun 2019 19:47

Hi my CA125 was 36 and platelets 607, was 716 last week. I have a lump above my pubic bone, feeling of fulness in the bladder, sore back, reflux and a cough

I'm worried that the CA125 means a cancer and the platelets means that it has spread. I'm so anxious 

My mum starts her cancer treatment next week and father in law died last night 

GP put in urgent referral for gyn and scan on on 1st

Please any words of wisdom welcome

CA125 and platelets

19 Jun 2019 20:25 in response to Anonymous

Please anyone, any advice welcome as I'm struggling 

CA125 and platelets

19 Jun 2019 21:25 in response to Anonymous

I'm sure the range for a CA125 is up to 35 or something around there so I wouldn't worry about it being just 36, and anything can make the marker go up bacause of changes in menstrual cycle or possible infections etc.... My CA125 in January was 47 and had an urgent ultrasound scan do and it turned out normal.  I was so relieved, now I have to wait for some other tests! As for your platelets, they seem to be going down not up.... but I'm no doctor so not sure on that, but try not to worry. 

I know i should listen to my own advice lol

CA125 and platelets

19 Jun 2019 21:39 in response to Jo1976

Ty Jo, I think just because of my experience with my mum I am fearing the worst 


Of course I looked at research which links high platelets and high CA125 with a poor outcome, basically I'm freaked out but it was really good to read your reply

GP has prescribed me sleeping tablets, I have anxiety issues 


Thanks again Jo xxx

CA125 and platelets

19 Jun 2019 21:56 in response to Anonymous

I too suffer with health anxiety and waiting  to see a specialist is making my anxiety 10x worse, so I can understand how you feel. 

Take care 

And dont google as that will make you feel worse too, I'm honestly thinking about disabling google from my fone until my tests are done, cos I'm always fretting about something and googling is a compulsion of mine. 


CA125 and platelets

19 Jun 2019 22:00 in response to Jo1976

Aww I know! Jo please let me know how you get on and take care xxx

CA125 and platelets

23 Sep 2019 22:00 in response to Anonymous

Hi, I went to see my GP last week for bloating issues, abdo/pelvis pain and constipation. Bloods were done and abdo/pelvis USS has been requested (awaiting appointment). Blood results show I have high platelets and of course, I searched online what it meant. And there I read a study/research associating high platelet levels and poor prognosis in ovarian cancer. Now I am scared and very much worried what this means.

kind regards,

Victoria x