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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.


Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam Dr. Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Madurai Kamaraj University Medical College
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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.


Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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I had my right ovary and fellopian tube before 1 year due to dermoid cyst torsion.will it come again.what will the symptoms.

I had my right ovary and fellopian tube before 1 year due to dermoid cyst torsion.will it come again.what will the symptoms.

NO: You are born with it once removed completely removed will noy come back , still possible to get pregnant with one tube and ovary. ...Read more

Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
Once
If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
Once
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley Dr. Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
31 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Can a small dermoid cyst approx. 2cm cause a false positive in ovulation test?

Can a small dermoid cyst approx. 2cm cause a false positive in ovulation test?

No: A dermoid cyst does not produce the hormones that would give a positive ovulation test. If you're trying to get pregnant, good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Uma Swamy Dr. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Robert Stachler Dr. Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Herbert Hoover Dr. Hoover
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Kenneth Crabb Dr. Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam Dr. Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Madurai Kamaraj University Medical College
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is 65.88x54.95x43.75mm dermoid cyst big enough?

Is 65.88x54.95x43.75mm dermoid cyst big enough?

Big enought for what: ? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more

Dr. Susanne Gee Dr. Gee
Dermatology
22 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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

Dr. Herbert Hoover Dr. Hoover
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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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

Dr. Brian Dorfman Dr. Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
15 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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

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