A 31-year-old female asked:
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hello, i have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. is this big enough to get removed?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Mature teratoma: It does not require removal at this size, although dermoids will need to be removed at sometime in the future. It is a benign tumor that can grow quite large over years, and is much more easily removed when small to mid-size. They do not "go away on their own." Many Gyn surgeons would remove it for you at this size: discuss with doctor you trust what's best for you. Good wishes
Answered on Apr 21, 2015
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