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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

No: Dermoid cysts are new growths, not physiological, so spontaneous resolution will not occur ...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


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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Dermoid: Dermoids or teratomas are a tumor of the germ cells or eggs in the ovary. A very poor diet or poor nutritional status could affect your body's natural ability to stop the growth of tumor cells. ...Read more

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If a dermoid ovarian cyst bursts what could happen?

If a dermoid  ovarian cyst bursts  what could happen?

Pain, adhesions.: A dermoid cyst is full of a oil like substance and often hair and other debris that can cause a lot of internal irritation/inflammation. This can lead to something called adhesions, where the internal organs stick together. All of this will cause immediate pain. If the rupture is during surgery, and rapid suction/cleanup is performed, the results are usually very good. ...Read more

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What happens if a dermoid ovarian cyst leaks?

What happens if a dermoid ovarian cyst leaks?

Well : When a cyst ruptures you can have pain information and occasionally pelvic infection. See obstetrician gynecologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How do you know if a dermoid ovarian cyst ruptures?

How do you know if a dermoid ovarian cyst ruptures?

Pain: The contents of a dermoid ovarian cyst can contain hair, teeth, and irritating fluid which will translate into pain when it hits the lining of the body cavity.(peritoneum). Some dermoid cysts leak but don't usuallyrupture. ...Read more

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I have a dermoid ovarian cyst. Why am I being referred to an oncologist?

I have a dermoid ovarian cyst. Why am I being referred to an oncologist?

You doctor is right: Dermoid cyst can be cancerous. Especially for a woman your age. They are mature or immature. If your dermoid is immature you have a chance that it is cancerous. A gyn oncologist will be the specialist that you need for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

Benign tumor: It's a benign tumor (teratoma) that comes from a cell that can techincally become every other cell in the body so that it generally can have hair, tooth and even some neural tissue. They are benign but generally need to be removed. ...Read more

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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

It is a type: Of abnormal ovarian cyst that is usually benign, rarely it can be non benign, all you have to do is go to google search engine and put in dermoid cyst with hair and you can read all about it and your doc who diagnosed your cyst shpuld have explained everything to you like I do with all of my patients. ...Read more

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Pain in area where i had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process or could there be something wrong?

Pain in area where i had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process  or could there be something wrong?

Could be: Usually a dermoid ovarian cyst is not drained but removed from the ovary as it is likely to continue to grow. There could always be an infection but that is unusual. You should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy?

Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of
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NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst leak or bleed without rupturing? Have trace amount of fluid in cul du sac but dr didn't mention rupture, just follow up 3mo

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst leak or bleed without rupturing? Have trace amount of fluid in cul du sac but dr didn't mention rupture, just follow up 3mo

Maybe normal: There can be a normal amount of fluid in the cul du sac, but it depends on the amount of fluid seen. I encourage you to reach out to your doctor and question this finding. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

Yes: I would think the answer is yes but what did your doctor have to say? Is removal recommended? ...Read more

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Would a pelvic ultrasound show when a dermoid ovarian cyst has ruptured? What would it show?

Would a pelvic ultrasound show when a dermoid ovarian cyst has ruptured? What would it show?

Rupture is serious: Dermoids can have hair and teeth in them, so are complex on U/S,. The black stuff in the picture is hair. They often grow slowly but rarely rupture. If so, it's like appendicitis and needs immediate surgery. U/S is a good screen for ovarian masses, but with a "surgical pelvis" CT is done. An early sign of impending rupture on U/S might be fluid in the pelvis, but this is not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Does a dermoid ovarian cyst always include hair, teeth, skin etc? Just had one removed and doc said it needed to come out, why would that be?

Does a dermoid ovarian cyst always include hair, teeth, skin etc? Just had one removed and doc said it needed to come out, why would that be?

Usually: Dermoid cysts contain mature tissues and include one or more of those tissues but not all are always present. It needs to be removed because it will not go away on it's own, could possibly grow larger or even twist upon itself resulting in the need for emergency surgery. If these cysts rupture and spill their contents into the abdomen, peritonitismay develop. ...Read more

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What should be done for a 13cm dermoid ovarian cyst?

What should be done for a 13cm dermoid ovarian cyst?

Remove: It needs to be removed soon, at 13 cm it is a risk for rupture or torsion. Dermoids never go away without surgery, talk with your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Can a small dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

Can a small dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

No: Functional cysts such as follicles are intended to rupture (that's ovulation, ) many abnormal cysts (endometriomas, benign tumors, dermoid cysts) will not go away unless removed. SO if it's a dermoid it will stay and keep growing; conversely if it DOES go away on its own it wasn't dermoid. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have recurrent dermoid ovarian cysts? Had one removed in 2013 and have similar pain, what will happen if I keep getting them?

Is it possible to have recurrent dermoid ovarian cysts? Had one removed in 2013 and have similar pain, what will happen if I keep getting them?

It is possible: It is possible but unlikely since dermoid cysts tend to be unilateral. However, why not get check out by your GYN MD to find the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more