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Would a palpable soft tissue mass in pelvic area be seen on pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

It depends upon where the soft tissue mass is.
Transvaginal or pelvic ultrasound is great for evaluating the uterus, ovaries, bladder, and even the appendix (when it's inflamed). But it's not a great modality to evaluate intestinal, muscle, or fat masses.

In brief: Maybe

It depends upon where the soft tissue mass is.
Transvaginal or pelvic ultrasound is great for evaluating the uterus, ovaries, bladder, and even the appendix (when it's inflamed). But it's not a great modality to evaluate intestinal, muscle, or fat masses.
Dr. Christina Adberg
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Dr. Michael Gabor
US may be useful to evaluate for hernia as well, but that wouldn't technically be a pelvic ultrasound
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Every test has its' strengths and weaknesses, depending upon what is being evaluated and the ultrasound exam is no exception.
Sometimes CT scans are better and dissecting identifiable masses. However, your MD should be able to ascertain what is what based upon his/her exam and the adjuvant testing.

In brief: Maybe

Every test has its' strengths and weaknesses, depending upon what is being evaluated and the ultrasound exam is no exception.
Sometimes CT scans are better and dissecting identifiable masses. However, your MD should be able to ascertain what is what based upon his/her exam and the adjuvant testing.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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