U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
OH
A 23-year-old female asked:

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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 egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

Canada
A 35-year-old female asked:

Can ovarian Dermoid cysts grow quickly?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, they can: Yes ovarian dermoid cysts can grow rapidly, especially when the cystic, not solid component enlarges.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
United Kingdom
A female asked:

Can ovarian dermoid cysts and depression be linked?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Lower likelihood: There is no endocrine or hormonal link, dermoids are not hormone-producing tumors. If a woman is upset about having a dermoid, I suppose depression could result. Hope this helps
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 8, 2020

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.