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Glad to be done
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Hi ladies

Tomorrow after work I go for a ca125 test for my 3 month ck up on Friday. This is the first time I have been sick before a test. I have a slight head cold but I also have had some sort of stomach bug the past couple days. No big surprise since I work in a high school health office and both of these were going around prior to the break.

What I am wondering is - can either of these raise my CA level? I was just wondering so if in fact they call me thursday and say it is up I don't flip out and assume it is the cancer.

Until my cold and and tummy bug I have felt great. A little tired from all the last minute holiday preprun around but over that now.

Any advice would be appreciated.Smile

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Joined: Sep 2011

ANYTHING can make that ca125 go up(or down).  If its a few points,no biggie, if it doubles.....maybe a problem.  Your nerves and anxiety can make it go haywire.  Try to relax and don't get all bent out of shape if it is up.  Best, DebrajoLaughing

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Glad to be done
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Thanks Debra Jo.  This is my first real follow up.  My first check was combined with surgery follow up after having my I P port removed.



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Joined: Oct 2012

Could you postpone it a week or so? That way your bugs will be gone.

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