Poplar Avenue

Pelvic Mass Treatment Center in Memphis, TN

Best Pelvic Mass Treatment Center in Memphis, TN

If you or your doctor detects a pelvic mass, it could indicate a gynecological or pelvic organ problem. At Poplar Avenue Clinic, the team of board-certified OB/GYNs in Memphis, Tennessee, evaluates, diagnoses, and treats pelvic masses that are both benign and cancerous. Call today if you have symptoms that suggest a pelvic mass and set up an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.

Pelvic Mass Q & A

Where can a pelvic mass occur?

A pelvic mass may occur in the gynecological organs, including the cervix, uterus, and uterine adnexa (the space in your body occupied by the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes). A mass can also develop in pelvic organs like the bladder, intestines, ureters, and renal organs.


Any of these masses are of medical concern and need a thorough evaluation.

What are the causes of a pelvic mass?

A pelvic mass can indicate benign conditions, like an ovarian cyst, or something more serious, like cancer.

Common causes of a pelvic mass include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Adenomyosis

Other possible causes include bowel obstructions, renal organ enlargement, volvulus — twisting of the small intestine — and issues with the peritoneum, tissue that lines your abdominal wall.

What symptoms suggest a pelvic mass is present?

Much of the time, a mass doesn’t cause any symptoms. It may only be detected during a diagnostic ultrasound or routine pelvic exam. If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Swelling or bloating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Frequent urination due to pressure on the bladder

These symptoms can indicate a number of different problems, not just a pelvic mass, so it’s important to make an appointment to be evaluated by the team at Poplar Avenue Clinic for an accurate diagnosis.

How is a pelvic mass diagnosed and treated?

When determining the origins and cause of your pelvic mass, the doctors at Poplar Avenue Clinic review your personal health history and your family health history, perform a pelvic exam, and evaluate your current symptoms.

Your provider may also order specific laboratory tests, imaging exams — like an MRI or ultrasound — and laparoscopic procedures.

Treatment is based on:

  • The nature of the mass
  • Its location and size
  • Your age
  • Personal health risk factors
  • Symptoms

Medical management and surgery are options for treatment. The renowned surgeons at Poplar Avenue Clinic use minimally invasive or robotic techniques whenever possible to give you the most precise outcome and a faster recovery. If your mass is diagnosed as cancerous, you may need surgery combined with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

If you have concerns about a pelvic mass, call Poplar Avenue Clinic or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.