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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pelvic Mass (Overview)

A pelvic mass is an abnormal enlargment or swelling in the pelvic region caused by either a benign or malignant growth.


Dr. Eric Weisman
68 doctors shared insights

Pelvic Mass (Overview)

A pelvic mass is an abnormal enlargment or swelling in the pelvic region caused by either a benign or malignant growth.


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How fast can a pelvic mass grow?

How fast can a pelvic mass grow?

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

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Possible pelvic mass but had a total hysterectomy.

Possible pelvic mass but had a total hysterectomy.

Many causes: Constipation, intestinal mass, if they left ovaries, then ovarian cyst, abdominal wall mass. There are many potential causes, i would think your doc will do an ultrasound or ct if they can't figure it out with a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I was told I have a pelvic mass do too fibroids what can I expect?

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

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Why CT scan show different result to unltrasound for pelvic mass?

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

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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?

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

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Pelvic mass shown on ultrasound, but not CT scan, why?

Pelvic mass shown on ultrasound, but not CT scan, why?

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

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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

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

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Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

I would say: Get a confirmation. Sometimes a bit of ovary can remain, its called ovarian remnant. Its not likely to be cancer, in fact this is very low probability. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent urination, slow or weak urine stream, spotting, pain during sex, pelvic mass and pelvic pain. US revealed indeterminate 7cm ovarian mass with nodularity and debris. ?

I am experiencing  frequent urination, slow or weak urine stream, spotting, pain during sex, pelvic mass and pelvic pain. US revealed indeterminate 7cm ovarian mass with nodularity and debris. ?

Needs evaluation: If your sonogram showed a 7 cm complex ovarian mass with nodularity then this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn. Your doctor needs to guide you on the next steps. This is even more important since you are having symptoms ...Read more

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I have no menstrual periods with mirena inserted, abdominal lump and pelvic mass, RLQ with slight discomfort. No insurance, what could this be?

I have no menstrual periods with mirena inserted, abdominal lump and pelvic mass, RLQ with slight discomfort. No insurance, what could this be?

Unsure: No periods with mirena is common. Lump in RQL could be many things. Unfortunately need examination, pelvic exam and most likely ultrasound or CT scan to help figure out what this is. The list of things this might be is too long to list here. Sorry cannot be of more help. Dr R ...Read more

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I was told that I have a pelvic mass and fibroids on my uterus should I consider a hysterectomy I am 50?

I was told that I have a pelvic mass and fibroids on my uterus should I consider a hysterectomy I am 50?

Tough question: Fibroids reduce in size after menopause, so the fibroid answer would depend on when menopause occurs. (crystal ball time!) the more concerning question pertains to the pelvic mass. In your (our) age group, we have to consider a pelvic mass as a possible tumor - possibly ovarian cancer. Talk with your doctor clearly about your diagnosis and options. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is an cystic mass? Pelvic sonogram found it?

Need more info: Most pelvic cysts arise from the ovary and are benign. A simple cyst is a fluid filled sac that has very specific characteristics on ultrasound. These are always benign. However, not all "cysts" are simple. There are benign and malignant lesions that are "cystic", but are not simple cysts. Ask your doctor to clarify it for you. ...Read more

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Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts?  Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them.  Is there a link?

Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorry you're going through this. ...Read more

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Can a pre sacrel abscess lead to permanent nerve damage to a bladder. Pain on urination and retention. Have had mass pelvic sepsis which lead to prob?

Absolutely: Such a difficult problem needs to be checked and followed by a highly educated doc specialist. Sepsis can kill you by the way. No need to wait! doc is necessary. ...Read more

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Scan showed a numerous peripheral follicles with the right ovary much large.Largest measurin 1.8cm*1.8cm.Wit no Aeneas mass or pelvic fluid collection?

Scan showed a numerous peripheral follicles with the right ovary much large.Largest measurin 1.8cm*1.8cm.Wit no Aeneas mass or pelvic fluid collection?

Difficult to: evaluate without the images or clinical details, but this type of finding is sometimes seen with ovarian torsion. Are you in acute pain? What did they tell you about the results? This condition is usually emergent and requires prompt evaluation/treatment. If you are in pain, call your doctor. ...Read more