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I have a 4cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary?

I have a 4cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary?

Removal is ideal: Majority of dermoid cysts are benign , best option is removal most of the time by laparoscopy , as with time they increase in size , if ruptures will cause severe chemical peritonitis and malignancy will be ruled out . It is low risk safe procedure . ...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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What is the cause of dermoid cyst in ovary?

What is the cause of dermoid cyst in ovary?

Just occurs.: There is no specific cause for these cyst. They are thought to be present from an early age, and begin to grow if they are stimulated by timing or hormones. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst on one of my ovaries can i get the same to my other ovary?

Dermoid cyst on one of my ovaries can i get the same to my other ovary?

Yes, less likely: Benign cystic teratomas, or dermoid cysts, are germ cell tumors of the ovary that account for 20-25% of all ovarian tumors and are bilateral in 10-15% of cases.1 They have a low incidence of malignancy, reported as 1-3%. ...Read more

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Have a dermoid cyst on left ovary was 3 CM 8months ago, it's now 7.5 cm, they say it's stable and not looking at removing it, why?

Have a dermoid cyst on left ovary was 3 CM 8months ago, it's now 7.5 cm, they say it's stable and not looking at removing it, why?

SECOND OPINION: I WILL GET SECOND OPINION TO INCREASE FROM 3CM TO 7.5CM THAT IN MY OPINION A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE DERMOID CYST ARE MAINLY BENIGN BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE YOURS IS SO I WILL GET SECOND OPINION ...Read more

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Can you get a dermoid cyst removed without affecting the ovary?

Can you get a dermoid cyst removed without affecting the ovary?

Usually not: A dermoid ovarian cyst usually involves a substantial amount of the ovarian composition and even if it is partially resected, if any is left behind then it will recur. Most md's remove the ovary in its' entirety. This cyst has epithelial (ectoderm) derived elements like hair and teeth contained therein. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Mature teratoma: It does not require removal at this size, although dermoids will need to be removed at sometime in the future. It is a benign tumor that can grow quite large over years, and is much more easily removed when small to mid-size. They do not "go away on their own." Many Gyn surgeons would remove it for you at this size: discuss with doctor you trust what's best for you. Good wishes ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a dermoid cyst on the ovary in a 60 yr old female?

What is the treatment for a dermoid cyst on the ovary in a 60 yr old female?

First blood work: To try to determine if it is benign and then it should be removed unless it is very small and blood work is normal and n=u have no sxs, but in the vast majority of cases esp at your age it needs to come out as it could be premalignant or a malignant dermoid. ...Read more

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Will it be hard for me to get pregnant ? I have a 1 CM dermoid cyst on one ovary cant seem to get pregnant .

Will it be hard for me to get pregnant ? I have a  1 CM dermoid cyst on one ovary cant seem to get pregnant .

Remove It: A dermoid cyst in the ovary needs to be removed before you get pregnant. A dermoid cyst does not interfere with you getting pregnant. Having a cyst during pregnancy increases risk of pain, torsion and causes confusion. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have a 9cm dermoid cyst that is bulging out on my right ovary and i was wondering if I should have it removed?

I have a 9cm dermoid cyst that is bulging out on my right ovary and i was wondering if I should have it removed?

Dermoid cyst: Yes it should be removed for several reasons.First it has a high rate for twisting., second there is a small chance it could be maluignant, . Third.It could rupture and cause chemical peritonitids with secondary pain and adhesions. ...Read more

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I am about to have my 2nd dermoid cyst removed. How can I prevent these? Should i remove my ovaries since i'm done having children?

Dermoids: I'm so sorry you're going through this. Sadly, there's not much you can do to prevent dermoids from forming. Definitely shouldn't remove ovaries as they are necessary for your bone and heart health prior to menopause. Hang in there, you'll be fine. ...Read more

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I have 2 anechoic cysts measuring 5.7x4.9x5.3 & 2.7x2.7x2.5 CM & a dermoid cyst measuring 1.6x1.8x2.2 CM in my right ovary. what should i do?

I have 2 anechoic cysts measuring 5.7x4.9x5.3 & 2.7x2.7x2.5 CM & a dermoid cyst measuring 1.6x1.8x2.2 CM in my right ovary. what should i do?

Ask your Gynecologis: Your gynecologist should explain to you what you have and what it means. Most ovarian cysts are benign, yet Cancer of the Ovary often starts as a cystic mass. The only way to tell is to monitor them and look for any changes in the size/appearance of any solid masses in the cyst. You should be alert and be under close monitoring(examinations and Ultrasound) with help from one or more gynecologist/s ...Read more

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Hi there, so i have beeb diagnosed with a 10 cm around dermoid cyst on my left ovary, within the last 5 months ive lost 15-20 lbs, i am nauseous off a?

Hi there, so i have beeb diagnosed with a 10 cm around dermoid cyst on my left ovary, within the last 5 months ive lost 15-20 lbs, i am nauseous off a?

Must seek med-examin: If you have a large cyst and have symptoms that suggest that it could be cancerous, you need immediate medical attention. Go see a doctor who can check you, advise further testing and offer appropriate treatment. A gynecologist may be most helpful but any PCP can help you to obtain better medical examination, proper diagnosis and possible removal of your ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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I have a fast growing dermoid cyst on my ovary (12 CM 3 weeks ago). I am having a laparotomy next week and would like to know what to expect afterward?

I have a fast growing dermoid cyst on my ovary (12 CM 3 weeks ago). I am having a laparotomy next week and would like to know what to expect afterward?

Post-op: After an operation, there is pain that is typically managed with a variety of pain medication. There can also be disordered pattern of intestinal function (ileus), that can lead to bloating, nausea and vomiting requiring IV fluid. Return to normal activity is usually 6-8 weeks. Ask your surgeon for post-op instructions now to familiarize yourself. Best of luck. I'm sure you'll be fine. ...Read more

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How is dermoid cyst in the ovary removed? What's the risk of leakage? Can it be prevented?

How is dermoid cyst in the ovary removed? What's the risk of leakage? Can it be prevented?

SURGERY: and with the help of a BOARD CERTIFIED GYN SURGEON the risk of "leakage" is near ZERO! Hope this helps! Good Luck DR Z ...Read more

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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

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


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more