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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can ovarian dermoid cysts grow quickly?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, they can: Yes ovarian dermoid cysts can grow rapidly, especially when the cystic, not solid component enlarges.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

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Dr. Lisa Keller
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent.
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