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Re: I am scared!!!
Mar 19, 2008
Mistress26--Welcome to the Anemia board! I'm sorry for the loss of your mother, I know how worried you must be about the fear of CA, but this is most likely not at all related to what you are experiencing. The transvaginal ultrasound does miss some things because it really isn't the right tool for some of the things missed. As far as the ovaries it does show the ovaries well and it is a reliable test. There is also an ovarian CA test that you can ask your doctor about to set your mind at ease. I think the name of it is CA125 and this is a simple blood test. Although you probably already know about that? I think that's the right name, your GYN will know of course. I have known people that had problems with bleeding and BCP's and for some it was a matter of adjusting the type of BC being taken. It may be something as simple as that.

Be sure to get a CBC to see if you are anemic and also ask for a Ferritin test to make sure that your iron stores are not too low. This will also give you a baseline marker for later. There are many of us here that have no idea what our Ferritin should be because we didn't know to ask for this test long ago. It is not a standard test, you have to ask for it. You are young start now and you will be a step ahead of all of us! Ask your GYN if you should be on iron due to the blood loss.

Please try hard not to worry at this point. Best wishes to you and keep us posted. FLFLOWERGIRL:)

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