A 39-year-old member asked:
Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 29, 2019
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