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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

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Dr. Colleen Foos
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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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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.

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