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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened.

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A 33-year-old female asked:

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst to turn malignant?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dumb luck: About 1% do it and this is a reason to have them removed beforehand.
Hightstown, NJ
A 34-year-old female asked:

Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Cocould be: It depends on how large it is.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

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Dr. Colleen Foos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby.
New Haven, KY
A 28-year-old female asked:

Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparotomy is performed, recurrence would be very unlikely, though it's a bigger and more difficult procedure for the patient.
A 40-year-old female asked:

What is the best treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Surgical removal: Ovarian dermoid cysts also called teratomas are removed surgically. Usually this can be done laparoscopically and is called an ovarian cystectomy.

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