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Pelvic masses are common occurrences for women that often lead to a visit with a surgeon. Many women who feel a lump or a mass in their pelvic area find it while lying in bed. Other women notice their stomach gets bigger despite trying to lose weight. Some women describe a heavy feeling, as though… Read More

The vulva is the skin and soft tissue that make up the lips outside of a woman’s vagina.  Cancers of the vulva can come from any of the different types of tissue that make up the vulva, such as the skin, the glands, the hair follicles, the small muscles, or even the pigment in the… Read More

Known as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer can sneak up on a woman with vague symptoms that mimic other common benign conditions. Abdominal or pelvic discomfort, urinary urgency, constipation, and pelvic fullness are common. But these same symptoms can occur from something as innocuous as a urinary tract infection or as common as diverticulitis. However,… Read More

Normally, endometrial tissue lines the inside of the uterine cavity. This is the tissue a woman sheds every month with her menstrual cycle. When this tissue is found anywhere outside of its normal location, we call it endometriosis. This condition affects young, menstruating women. Although the cause of endometriosis is not completely understood, it is likely… Read More