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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?

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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 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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Hello:) today i found out I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary or by the tube dr says surgery is needed. How fast is the recovery ? Vacation april 15th

Hello:) today i found out I have a dermoid  cyst on my ovary or by the tube dr says surgery  is needed. How fast is the recovery ? Vacation april 15th

Usually quick.: If you are having the dermoid cyst removed laparoscopically, the recovery is fairly quick and most people even return to work within a day or two (minus heavy lifting of course). Expect full recover in 2 to 3 weeks. You also go home right after the procedure, if everything goes well. Speak with your surgeon for more info. Good luck! ...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


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