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I have been having a pain on the right hand side just under

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I have been having a pain on the right hand side just under my bust more like a sore ache and sometimes goes round to my back. I have had my gallbladder out abt 7 years ago and stones (more like sludge). I have no sickness and my bowels are fine, but I am worried. I thought it was a urine infection but I had s slight one abt 2 weeks ago but took antibiotics and it was clear last week. I work in a doctors and got a nurse to check it for me. Should I have a CA125 blood test to check for ovarian cancer?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Right sided soreness can be caused by the ovarian cysts,

Mysticdoc :

The risk of ovarian cancer is there and indeed increases in your age group.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, CA 125 level and a pelvic ultrasound should be your next step for further evaluation.

Mysticdoc :

Kidney stones also can cause similar symptom.

Mysticdoc :

Another possibility can be kidney cysts which can sometimes be cancerous.

Mysticdoc :

Pelvic ultrasound should also include the kidneys.

Mysticdoc :

Another option will be to get a Pelvic CT scan which i better for internal organ evaluation.

Mysticdoc :

Given the 3 weeks duration of symptoms, a CT scan will be a better idea at this point.

Mysticdoc :

Appendicitis is another possibility also.

Mysticdoc :

That can also be seen in CT scan.

Mysticdoc :

So please request your doctor for a Ct scan and CA 125 level.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
Mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : Right sided soreness can be caused by the ovarian cysts,
Mysticdoc : The risk of ovarian cancer is there and indeed increases in your age group.
Mysticdoc : Hence, CA 125 level and a pelvic ultrasound should be your next step for further evaluation.
Mysticdoc : Kidney stones also can cause similar symptom.
Mysticdoc : Another possibility can be kidney cysts which can sometimes be cancerous.
Mysticdoc : Pelvic ultrasound should also include the kidneys.
Mysticdoc : Another option will be to get a Pelvic CT scan which i better for internal organ evaluation.
Mysticdoc : Given the 3 weeks duration of symptoms, a CT scan will be a better idea at this point.
Mysticdoc : Appendicitis is another possibility also.
Mysticdoc : That can also be seen in CT scan.
Mysticdoc : So please request your doctor for a Ct scan and CA 125 level.
Mysticdoc : Best wishes,
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