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A 19-year-old female asked:

when i go to my ob-gyn the result of my test say i have thin intact endomentrium and polycystic ovaries and beginning of dermoid cyst .is it normal?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Does not sound: normal, but not too unusual. Depending on size and number, ovarian cysts could be normal variant. Dermoid is a benign tumor of ovary, and this will require surgical removal if it is definitely there. Ask your doctor for specific advice in your case.

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