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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

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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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?

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 wont be a problem for fertility. Conversely, we often find dermoids when a woman becomes pregnant and we do an ultrasound. ...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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Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparotomy is performed, recurrence would be very unlikely, though it's a bigger and more difficult procedure for the patient. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a dermoid cyst?

What are the signs and symptoms of a dermoid cyst?

Lump under skin: A dermoid cyst usually looks like a lump underneath the skin. Sometimes in the middle there is a little pit. Occasionally dermoid cysts get infected and look red and enflamed. Antibiotics or surgical drainage is necessary in this situation. ...Read more

Dermoid Cyst (Definition)

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, ...Read more