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Causes Of Pelvic Mass
Depends on DX: It depends on the type of mass it is. Some masses may be very rapidly growing and others are very slow growing or may not grow at all. Get the mass checked out and discuss with the dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Unpredictable: First of all it is unusual to get a first time diagnosis of fibroids at age 50 unless they are very small. They really should not be large and growing at that age. That would slightly increase the risk of cancer. But fibroids may cause no symptoms, or they may cause pain, bleeding, constipation, etc. Depends on number, size and location. ...Read more
I think I have a pelvic mass, maybe large ovarian cyst. I am thin and think it bulges on one side. How can I be sure?
I had a surgery to remove a pelvic mass lipoma 15cm x9 CM 4 weeks ago, my doctor said 4weeks would be okay but it was not comfortable should I worry?
Strength of modality: Ultrasound (us) is 1st line for adnexal masses, better to say B9 or not, non-ionizing radiation. Depends if vaginal or abdominal. Ct is not as specific as us but better if non-pelvic origin, used to evaluate spread. ...Read more
I have a pre-standing QT prolongation. I have to do an MRI with gadolinium-based contrast for a pelvic mass . Will gadolinium prolong QT even more?
Don't believe so: While Gadolinium (Gd) can cause a more serious condition, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), to my knowledge there is no verifiable, consistent prolongation of the QTc from Gd. Now, you have to be careful as QTc prolongation may be due to whatever Gd is conjugated with. Ask your Radiologist and Cardiologist to get clarification. What is being imaged? Why? What Gd conjugate will be used? Alterna? ...Read more
Different imaging.: Sometimes things can be well demonstrated on ct and not ultrasound and vice versa. I'd need your studies to compare. Occaisionally, there are artifacts with either modality that can mimic a mass when there really isn't one. Bowel loops can often do this with either test. ...Read more
Hello. I had a hysterectomy 6 years ago. It was a total hysterectony and removal of both ovaries .Ave a lot of pain today and the ER doc told me I had a 1 inch pelvic mass (presumably a cyst) on something that looks like an ovary. I will check in with m
Schedule follow up: The next step is a visit to your obgyn. Bring a copy of the report that showed the cyst. They will need to review it. If the pain has resolved then another type of imaging to determine what is seen should be considered. If the pain continues they may consider a diagnostic laparoscopy. They will also want to know if you are sure both ovaries were removed. Sono/ct or MRI may be helpful here. ...Read more
It depends: on the characteristics of the mass, but surgical resection may be needed. ...Read more