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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: The contents of a dermoid ovarian cyst can contain hair, teeth, and irritating fluid which will translate into pain when it hits the lining of the bod ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in Radiology
Rupture is serious: Dermoids can have hair and teeth in them, so are complex on U/S,. The black stuff in the picture is hair. They often grow slowly but rarely rupture. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Diet no help!: A dermoid of that size may well warrant removal. Discuss the situation with your OB for further guidance.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dermoid cyst: A dermoid cyst of that size can cause the symptoms you state. Your doctor is correct to advise surgical removal. It is probably not ruptured or you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be eva ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cysts: Surprisingly, most of the time when an ovarin cyst ruptures they is little consequence. There can be 1 or 2 days of discomfort. Sometimes, however, a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Trauma, over-filling: An ovarian cyst (a liquid-filled lump on the surface of an ovary) that keeps growing can get to several inches in diameter. Such a cyst could rupture ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, an egg is released, which is susceptible to fertilization, thus beginning pregnancy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Several reasons: But far-and-away the most common is that cyst rupture involves bleeding from the cyst; internal bleeding (in the peritoneal cavity) causes pain.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
No: No they are degenerative cysts.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Keller
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mayank Pandya
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
No: and they are very common
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Unlikely: But you should keep track of it with Ultrasound once or twice about a year apart to check for any change in size...just to be sure.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Certainly: It can.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Morse
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ovarian cysts will not irritate fibroids.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Hemorrhage occurs routinely in the cyst formed at ovulation. While a hemorrhagic cyst can be the result of a cancer, hemorrhagic cyst, per se, does no ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
All different : Tarlov, renal and ovarian cysts are all different. None have any relationship with other. Each would require a visit to a different specialist for eva ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
If traumatized: It would be rare for a cyst to bleed unless infected or traumatized in some way. A bleeding lesion should be examined and biopsied by your physician ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience in Pathology
Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic ev ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid: Yes. Your body is able to resorb the fluid from the inner lining of the abdomen.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Yes: This can occur. They may also just go away without overtly "rupturing".
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