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How could i get a benign cystic teratoma?

Unclear question: Do you have this problem? If so tell us where it is and if it has been treated or not. Why someone gets any disease is not obvious...It is chance or bad luck, i suppose. ...Read more

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Teratoma (Definition)

Teratomas are benign or maligant growth that may contain multiple cell types. It is possible that they developed from a stem cell that had the ability differentiated into ...Read more


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Simple cystic teratoma is seen commonly in which age group?

Simple cystic teratoma is seen commonly in which age group?

Need more medical in: I need more info. Where is this cystic teratoma located? Unless it is in the testes or ovaries, it is hard to know what you are dealing with. You should go discuss this matter with your doctor who told you about this problem. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a cystic teratoma on my right ovary and is being removed. Does this effect my chances of having kids in the future?

I was diagnosed with a cystic teratoma on my right ovary and is being removed. Does this effect my chances of having kids in the future?

Only need one: You only need one healthy ovary to get pregnant. You have reduced your chances per month without having a second one but many have gone through the same loss & had kids just the same. ...Read more

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Cystic and solid ovarian teratoma(2 month old girl) . Total size is 6.9x5.3x3.9cm, solid part is 3.1x2.6. AFP453(first check), is cancerous?

Cystic and solid ovarian teratoma(2 month old girl) . Total size is 6.9x5.3x3.9cm, solid part is 3.1x2.6. AFP453(first check), is cancerous?

Seek Oncologist opin: Teratoma is a germ cell tumor and by definition is a Cancer, requiring treatment from an oncologist. Seek a second opinion and advice for further treatment or close monitoring. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian teratoma?

What causes an ovarian  teratoma?

Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common. ...Read more

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What causes teratomas?

What causes teratomas?

Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common. ...Read more

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If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would i be okay?

If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would i be okay?

It is possible: You may have , by some possibility miscarriage , discuss with your doctors risk / benefit .If your doctor is suspecting malignancy you have no choice .Majority of dermoid cysts are benign ...Read more

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