While no one likes to hear the word “mass” when it comes to their organs, ovarian masses run the gamut from benign cysts to more serious tumors. The key is to have an expert evaluate and treat your mass, which is where the OB/GYNs at Suburban Women’s Specialists come in. Both Dr. Betty Anthony and Dr. Suiza Chua have considerable experience with ovarian masses, giving their patients in Johns Creek, Georgia, peace of mind. To learn more, call the office or fill out the online form to request a consultation.
The most common ovarian masses include:
In most cases, ovarian masses go largely undetected and resolve themselves on their own. However, if you’re experiencing any of the following, you should schedule a visit at Suburban Women’s Specialists:
If you experience sudden pain and vomiting, this could mean that a cyst has ruptured and you should seek urgent care immediately.
During your visit with either Dr. Anthony or Dr. Chua, the doctor first reviews your symptoms and performs a pelvic exam. Based on her findings, the doctor typically performs an ultrasound to get a closer look at your ovaries.
The treatment for ovarian masses depends upon your diagnosis. If your doctor discovers cysts on your ovaries, she typically waits several weeks and performs another ultrasound to see if they’ve reduced in size or disappeared completely. Your doctor may also recommend oral contraceptives to prevent new cysts from forming.
If your cysts are the same size, or larger, your doctor may recommend a minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery to remove them, especially if they’re interfering with the function of your ovaries or they’re causing you discomfort.
If your doctor suspects a tumor, she works with a cancer specialist to determine your next steps.
For a comprehensive treatment of ovarian masses, call Suburban Women’s Specialists or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.