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How is it that an ovarian dermoid cyst can just show up in my 30s? Had ultrasounds during a pregnancy a few years ago and it showed no cysts then.

How is it that an ovarian dermoid cyst can just show up in my 30s? Had ultrasounds during a pregnancy a few years ago and it showed no cysts then.

Cyst can come anytim: Dermoid may have been hidden by the pregnancy. Did the tech look at your ovaries or just the fetus. Get the reports to be sure. Dermoids can grow at any time, may have been missed because it was very small. ...Read more

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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


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Can a dermoid cyst affect a baby's development if not removed? Does 7x8x6 dermoid on right ovary neccessarily have to removed during pregnancy?

Can a dermoid cyst affect a baby's development if not removed? Does 7x8x6 dermoid on right ovary neccessarily have to removed during pregnancy?

Ovarian tumors: As long as the dermoid doesn't twist on its own blood supply (torsion) and cause severe pain, in general they are left alone until postpartum. On occasional ovarian tumors need to be removed in the second trimester, but i always suggest getting a maternal fetal medicine opinion before removing if possible. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid cyst a failed pregnancy?

Is a dermoid cyst a failed pregnancy?

No: No. Here is additional reading on the topic: http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/sdermoid-cyst. ...Read more

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DID DERMOID CYST REMOVAL CAN AFFECT PREGNANCY OR FERTILITY?

DID DERMOID CYST REMOVAL CAN AFFECT PREGNANCY OR FERTILITY?

Dont affect pregnanc: Dermoid cyst of the ovary are teratomas containing body tissue such as hair and bone. They are for the most part benign and dont affect pregnancy. If found during pregnancy and under 4 cm. they are left alone. Larger than 6cm. they may be removed by laparoscopy. If the cyst is removed prior to any pregnancy the chances are there will be no effect as long as the ovary is intact. ...Read more

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I'm five weeks pregnant. I had a scan today was told I have a dermoid cyst on my only ovary. How does this affect my pregnancy + should I be worried?

I'm five weeks pregnant. I had a scan today  was told I have a dermoid cyst on my only ovary. How does this affect my pregnancy + should I be worried?

Very Common: Dermoid cysts are very common in reproductive aged women. They are nearly always benign. If they aren't causing you pain, i bet your doctor will recommend waiting until sometime after pregnancy to consider removal. Surgery during pregnancy does occur, but only when absolutely necessary. The cyst will likely not affect the pregnancy in any way. ...Read more

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I had 8cm dermoid cyst, but im pregnant, can I go operation after i gave birth im only in my 2nd month pregnancy?

I had 8cm dermoid cyst, but im pregnant, can I go operation after i gave birth im only in my 2nd month pregnancy?

Yes, can wait: Most dermoid cysts are benign and probably will not interfere with your pregnancy . However, some are malignant and you should consult with your obstetrician about the advisability of waiting until after delivery. If you wait, the cyst should be followed closely by ultrasound to assure that it is not growing rapidly. If not, perhaps you could have a c-section and have it removed at same time. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst in my ovary, I forget how big it is. Doctor wants me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. I still have it. Pregnancy apossibility?

Dermoid cyst in my ovary, I forget how big it is. Doctor wants  me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. I still have it. Pregnancy apossibility?

Abnormal ovarian cysts: A dermoid cyst has a very distinct pattern seen by ultrasound. It is very important to know how large this is and how long it's been in place. Also if it is causing pain. Sometimes dermoid can be confused with endometriomas. The cyst can also be another type of tumor which may need to be addressed surgically. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Can a UTI cause bleeding during pregnancy?

Yes: The bladder is a next door neighbor to the uterus and when inflamed can cause bleeding from the lining of the bladder(hemorrhagic cystitis) or irritation to the uterus and pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy (Definition)

In the first trimester it can be evidence of increased risk of miscarriage. 50% of women who bleed in the first trimester will miscarry. Later in pregnancy it is usually evidence of cervical dilation or labor. It can also indicate a serious condition, so women with pregnancies beyond 24 weeks should be evaluated urgently if having any heavy ...Read more