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:
Many of the conditions listed above share similar symptoms. Proper diagnosis is required to determine which condition is troubling you. Common symptoms include:
If fever, vomiting, intense pain, or signs of shock accompany your symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.
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
If the pelvic mass is solid, the doctors may order an MRI to examine the mass closer.
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:
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.