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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have a dermoid tumor 5.3 x 6.6 cm. can this be a reason why it is easy to gain and hard to lose weight?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO, unlikely cause: Dermoid tumor of ovary , you are born with it , most of the time is benign , removal is the cure, weight gain is due less exercise ( or no exercise ) sedentary life , consuming more calories than required especially unhealthy junk food . If you want to want to loose weight just reverse the above and you will.

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