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Dermoid Cyst (Overview)

It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, and other tissue.


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What can be done for a dermoid cyst?

What can be done for a dermoid cyst?

Based on location: Not sure whether you refer to dermoid cyst of cranium or of ovary. In brain, based on the location and the symptoms the course of action -sy is decided. If close to the brain stem region -lower part, potential for getting infected causing meningitis is there. Similarly rupture can end up even fatally proceded by seizures, severe head ache. Maligant transformation is possible too. Consult sy/gyn. ...Read more

Dermoid Cyst (Overview)

It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, and other tissue.


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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not to pop or squeeze the cyst
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If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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Hi, I have a dermoid cyst at my right ovary is it possible to get pregnant if you have dermoid cyst? Thanks.

Hi, I have a dermoid cyst at my right ovary is it possible to get pregnant if you have dermoid cyst? Thanks.

Depends: If the remaining ovarian tissue is normal, a woman may still ovulate, menstruate, and conceive a pregnancy. Even if one ovary is completely removed, the other ovary is stimulated and continues to produce eggs, so that conception can occur. ...Read more

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Firstly what causes a dermoid cyst? And how can I prevent this type of cyst from coming back? Am currently on birth control

Firstly what causes a dermoid cyst? And how can I prevent this type of cyst from coming back? Am currently on birth control

Additional Reading: Here is some additional reading on the topic:

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/sdermoid-cyst. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a dermoid cyst on my eyebrow?

What does it mean if I have a dermoid cyst on my eyebrow?

? epidermoid: Epidermoid cysts are common cysts that occur from an invagination of the outside layer of the skin into the underlying tissue. These are benign cysts, however, they invariably grow and may rupture. Given that this is a cosmeticaly sensitive area, I would opt to remove it surgically (very quick and easy) to avoid rupture and inflammation/scarring. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst?

What is the best treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst?

Surgical removal: Ovarian dermoid cysts also called teratomas are removed surgically. Usually this can be done laparoscopically and is called an ovarian cystectomy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dermoid cyst in the forehead?

How can I get rid of dermoid cyst in the forehead?

Dermoid cyst: It is very easy to take care of a dermoid cyst. A simple excision is all that is needed. Contact your local physician and he/she will steer you in the correct direction. Good luck. ...Read more

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7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe? Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

Second opinion: Hard to know, as there are multiple unknowns for your case. However, it is always okay to get a second opinion. Your regular doc will help you. Take a family or friend with you and ask questions, take notes. You will learn a lot and be better able to make informed decision about your care. Be well. ...Read more

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If a dermoid cyst bursts what are the risks?

If a dermoid cyst bursts what are the risks?

Infection: If a sebaceous cyst ruptures, there is more risk that it will become infected. Ideally, sebaceous cysts should usually be excised before they get so large that they rupture. If they get infected, they should usually be surgically drained and packed with gauze to control the infection. Antibiotics usually are needed. Surgical excision is often advisable after control of the infection. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid cyst prevent preganancy?

Can a dermoid cyst prevent preganancy?

No: You may still ovulate regularly with a dermoid cyst. Please use some form of contraception - at least condoms- until the cyst is removed. ...Read more

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What can be done for a dermoid cyst?

Based on location: Not sure whether you refer to dermoid cyst of cranium or of ovary. In brain, based on the location and the symptoms the course of action -sy is decided. If close to the brain stem region -lower part, potential for getting infected causing meningitis is there. Similarly rupture can end up even fatally proceded by seizures, severe head ache. Maligant transformation is possible too. Consult sy/gyn. ...Read more

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I have 1.7cm size dermoid cyst should I remove it?

I have 1.7cm size dermoid cyst should I remove it?

It's up to you: Size is not a determining factor in epidermoid cyst removals. The location on the body, if the cyst bothers you, if it is intact or ruptured are more important factors in your decision. Epi cysts are benign and do not develop into malignancies. If it doesn't bother you, you can ignore it. You may want to be certain it's a cyst, however. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst developed and grew to 2cm in 2 months??

Dermoid cyst developed and grew to 2cm in 2 months??

Best option by remov: If it is ovarian dermoid cyst best option is by removal as it my twist, or if bursts will give severe chemical peritonitis, or even may undergo malignant transformation. See your Gyn surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of a dermoid cyst?

Can you tell me which are the signs of a dermoid cyst?

Usually none: If you are referring to ovarian dermoid cysts, most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally at surgical procedures or on imaging with CT scans or ultrasounds. Almost all are benign. However, they can become painful from hemorrhage or twisting and can prompt emergent removal. ...Read more

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Do dermoid cyst grow back? How big is the possibility.

Do dermoid cyst grow back? How big is the possibility.

Need more details: Where in the body is this cyst? Give us all details of your medical history in order to understand your question better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermoid cyst?

What is the definition or description of: dermoid cyst?

Teratoma: It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, and other tissue. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst removal in 2 weeks-what to expect for recovery?

Dermoid cyst removal in 2 weeks-what to expect for recovery?

Quick healing: A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. They grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured. Surgical removal is performed when a cyst becomes painful or inflammed. Or begins enlarging. If ovarian in origin, laparoscopic resection is employed and recovery is fast. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst on right side, but pain on left side instead, what to do?

Dermoid cyst on right side, but pain on left side instead, what to do?

See gynecologist: A dermoid cyst often does not cause pain but may need go be removed to rule out malignancy. Benign cysts are often painful, at least intermittently. You should be evaluated by a gynecologist and have a through evaluation and possible exploration. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst on right side, but pain on left side instead, what is this?

Not likely the cause: If you have a dermoid cyst with the pain on the other side you need to consider some other issue as the cause. Do you have a hx of PID? Could you have kidney stones/ Do you have irritable bowel. Review all of this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Rarely: Please find out how the diagnosis was made. If the whole mass has been removed, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

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. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

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. ...Read more

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How much does a 7 CM dermoid cyst weigh?

Removal: Is best option rather than waiting, as they can twist and cause complications, few them could be malignant, speak to your gynecologist and take the advise. ...Read more

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Does a small dermoid cyst affect fertility?

Does a small dermoid cyst affect fertility?

Generally not: Some very large dermoids create significant mechanical irritation in the pelvis and perhaps this is could cause problems but no, a dermoid won't be a problem for fertility. Conversely, we often find dermoids when a woman becomes pregnant and we do an ultrasound. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more