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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pelvic Mass (Definition)

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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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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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My 78 year old relative had a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. A unrelated finding was a report of fibroids on her uterus. This was a suprise as she had a hysterectomy 45 years ago. Pelvic ultrasound confirmed no uterus but identified some type of mass.

My 78 year old relative had a CT of the abdomen and pelvis. A unrelated finding was a report of fibroids on her uterus. This was a suprise as she had a hysterectomy 45 years ago. Pelvic ultrasound confirmed no uterus but identified some type of mass.

Details: The answer is in the details. You may not be getting all the information since you are not there speaking with the doctor. Abd masses on ct should certainly be evaluated by her physician. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

Multiple indications.: If 1) pain is chronic and interfering with normal activities, sexual functioning, mood, and/or relationships, 2)conservative measures like birth control pills have failed, and 3) no future fertility is desired, then a hysterectomy can be considered. For some diseases, like endometriosis, a hysterectomy is the only definitive cure. ...Read more

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How is a pelvic abscess after a hysterectomy treated?

Depends: The location and cause of the abscess is of importance and so is the reason for your hysterectomy. However, the basic approach is the same. The infection needs to be drained in some way, and antibiotics are needed but can't do the job alone is most cases. See your gyn surgeon if you suspect this problem. ...Read more

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I am having stabbing pain in lower pelvic area for 2 days now, I have had a hysterectomy 15 years ago. What seems to be the problem?

Depends: Stabbing pain is unlikely related to a Hysterectomy from long ago. Think Kidney stone - especially if the pain doubles you over. Think bowel if it comes and goes with your diet and bowel movements. You need an examination and blood/urine test to sort it out. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of pelvic pain I have had a total hysterectomy and I am still having pain I'm unable to do daily activities. Wat will help?

I'm having a lot of pelvic pain I have had a total hysterectomy and I am still having pain I'm unable to do daily activities. Wat will help?

Pelvic pain: There are many causes of pelvic pain.
You need more help from your doctor to determine cause of pain and treatment. If you are not getting the help you need, you may consider a consultation with another doctor, preferably a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in May I still have ovaries I have a cycts on left ovary 3.64cm and free flow flyid in pelvic lots of pain what can I do?

I had a hysterectomy in May I still have ovaries I have a cycts on left ovary 3.64cm and free flow flyid in pelvic lots of pain what can I do?

Resee your doctor.: It is unclear as to why you are having pain. Either resee the same doctor or have a consultation with another GYN for a second opinion. ...Read more

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I had complete hysterectomy years ago 2nd time they say I have an left mass with cyst on it. They say it is an ovary. I have no left over piece there?

Can be: A hysterectomy is removal of the uterus but sometimes can be performed at the time of an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries). You don't need to have both done all ways and if you had a hysterectomy, I would clarify with the surgeon if the ovaries were left behind or taken out at the time of surgery.
There are times when a small remnant of the ovary can be left behind but it is infrequent & uncommon ...Read more

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What happens to the pelvic diaphragm after a hysterectomy?

Pelvic diaphragm: Pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis. It is important in providing support for pelvic organs (bladder, intestines, the uterus, and in maintenance of continence as part of the urinary and anal sphincters. Urinary/fecal incontience or organ prolapse will develop when debilitated. ...Read more

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At what age do they stop doing pelvic exams? Hysterectomy

For life: We recommend that pelvic exams be done for your entire life. Sometimes pap smears are not necessary later in life, though. The frequency of both should be recommended by your gynecologist based upon your individual history. ...Read more

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What causes intense pelvic pain when lying down? (i have had scar tissues removed & hysterectomy trying to cure it)

Pelvic pain: It sounds like you have endometriosis. Unfortunately, pain may persist after the treatments you have had. It is important for you to discuss this with your physician. There are some treatments for pelvic pain which may help you. ...Read more

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6cm septated solid mass on r ovary. Told hysterectomy is needed. How long should I wait to seek second opinion? How urgent is it to act upon?

6cm septated solid mass on r ovary. Told hysterectomy is needed. How long should I wait to seek second opinion? How urgent is it to act upon?

Seek Options: It's premature to schedule hysterectomy (removal of uterus) for a solid 6 cm ovarian mass. It may be benign (teratoma, cystadenoma, endometrioma, etc) versus malignant. Ultrasound can give info to grade these risks (nodules, septations types, etc) but cannot diagnose cancer. In fact, only tissue bx can DX cancer. Consider ovarian cystectomy vs oophorectomy, lsc vs open, & discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg. What is it?

29y/o F had hysterectomy 2.5 yrs ago, having bloody and brown discharge, pelvic pain the past two weeks. Went to dr, swab test neg. What is it?

When you say: "swab test" do you mean Pap? Do you know what type of hysterectomy you got? Was it "supracervical" ie was the cervix spared? Still have ovaries? If you still have a cervix & ovaries, you may also have a teeny bit of uterus capable of making an endometrium. Vaginal fissures or cervical changes deeper than the swab can reach are also possible. Consider transvaginal ultrasound for further info. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy last august n I'm 35, my pelvic pain has been steadily increasing over the last months what can be done what's the problem?

I had a total hysterectomy last august n I'm 35, my pelvic pain has been steadily increasing over the last months what can be done what's the problem?

Needs Examination: Only after a pelvic exam and possibly an ultrasound are you going to get any answers. See your surgeon or a gyn to help you resolve your situation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more