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A 18-year-old female asked:

Dermoid cyst in my ovary, i forget how big it is. doctor wants me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. i still have it. pregnancy apossibility?

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Dr. Bruce Young
Obstetrics and Gynecology 58 years experience
Yes: Dermoids do not prevent pregnancy but the diagnosis should be confirmed by sonogams. Unless they are very large they usually will not cause problems, but they can twist or rupture so removal might be advisable & can be done laparoscopically before pregnancy.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Abnormal ovarian cysts: A dermoid cyst has a very distinct pattern seen by ultrasound. It is very important to know how large this is and how long it's been in place. Also if it is causing pain. Sometimes dermoid can be confused with endometriomas. The cyst can also be another type of tumor which may need to be addressed surgically.

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Last updated Jun 6, 2013

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