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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: Dermoid cysts are new growths, not physiological, so spontaneous resolution will not occur
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A 33-year-old female asked:

Can a small dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
No: Functional cysts such as follicles are intended to rupture (that's ovulation, ) many abnormal cysts (endometriomas, benign tumors, dermoid cysts) will not go away unless removed. SO if it's a dermoid it will stay and keep growing; conversely if it DOES go away on its own it wasn't dermoid. Good wishes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will my ovarian cyst go away on it's own after a while?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Depends: Yes, most likely it will resolve if it is a simple cyst (filled with fluid) and is less than 4 cm. Many persist and cause no problems. Others grow and can cause pain. Avoid strenuous activities and rapid movements, especially twisting until the cyst resolves.
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