Pelvic Mass

Pelvic Mass Specialist
A pelvic mass can leave you with plenty of questions and unease about your reproductive organs. Emery M. Salom, MD, Jacob Tangir, MD, and Jonathan Black, MD, MPH take the time to explain your prognosis and treatment options to give you that extra reassurance. Their capabilities and expertise in gynecologic oncology and surgery make them trusted experts with pelvic conditions. Make an appointment by calling The Center for Gynecologic Oncology at our Hollywood, Miramar, Plantation, or Hialeah, Florida location to explore your pelvic mass treatment options.

Pelvic Mass Q & A

What is a pelvic mass?

A pelvic mass is the general terms used to describe a mass inside the pelvis or on an ovary. The mass could be cancerous or benign, fluid-filled (cystic) or solid. Most pelvic masses are noncancerous and unproblematic.

Types of pelvic masses include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometrioma
  • Gynecologic cancers

What are the common symptoms of a pelvic mass?

Many of the conditions listed above share similar symptoms. Proper diagnosis is required to determine which condition is troubling you. Common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal or pelvic pain, pressure, or bloating
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Lower back ache
  • Pain during intercourse, bowel movements, or urination
  • Urge to urinate

If fever, vomiting, intense pain, or signs of shock accompany your symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.

How are pelvic masses diagnosed?

Ultrasound, MRI, and blood tests are commonly used to diagnose pelvic masses. Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir use ultrasound to determine the shape, size, and contents of the mass. They then conduct blood tests to screen for

  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone levels
  • Cancer

If the pelvic mass is solid, the doctors may order an MRI to examine the mass closer.

How does the Center for Gynecologic Oncology treat pelvic masses?

The treatment options vary by condition and severity of symptoms. Many pelvic masses require little to no treatment aside from observation. If a mass causes torsion, bursts, grows, fails to resolve, or shows signs of malignancy, treatment may be necessary. Treatment options include:

  • Pain medication: treats the pain associated with pelvic masses
  • Birth control: helps manage hormone levels
  • Laparoscopy: removes small cysts (cystectomy) and ovaries (oophorectomy)
  • Surgery: required for large, painful, or malignant pelvic masses
  • Chemotherapy: required for malignant or ruptured masses

Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir and their staff at The Center For Gynecologic Oncology have extensive experience and underwent rigorous training to become board certified doctors with gynecologic oncology specializations.

They are prepared to handle everything from routine procedures to more complex, advanced cancer treatments. They offer comprehensive gynecologic and oncologic surgical services, including state-of-the-art robotic surgery.

If you want to know more about the treatment options available to you, give the Center for Gynecologic Oncology a call.

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