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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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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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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


Dr. Myron Arlen
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Dermoid cyst removal in 2 weeks-what to expect for recovery?

Quick healing: A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. They grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured. Surgical removal is performed when a cyst becomes painful or inflammed.or begins enlarging. If ovarian in origin, laparoscopic resection is employed and recovery is fast. ...Read more

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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

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What is a dermoid cyst? And why would a one year old get one?

What is a dermoid cyst? And why would a one year old get one?

Sack: A dermis cyst is a sack like structure under the skin. It is produced during fetal development when skin structures are trapped under the skin. There is not an exact cause. ...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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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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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they don't usually go away like other benign cysts can. They can twist and cause severe pelvic pain. They can get quite large and put pressure on surrounding organs. If you are symptomatic, you should see your PCP or a gynecologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid cyst removal prevent me from falling pregnant?

Can a dermoid cyst removal prevent me from falling pregnant?

Not likely: Dermoid cysts of the ovary (also called teratomas) can sometimes be resected, leaving some normal ovarian tissue behind. In addition, while they may recur on the opposite side, most patient just have them on one ovary. This leaves the other ovary available to produce the eggs (follicles) that you need to become pregnant. Most dermoids are benign and often contain tissue like hair and teeth. ...Read more

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My daughter is having dermoid cyst/ endometriotic cyst. She is undergoing homeopathic treatment and has been suggested to undergo operation, plsuggest?

My daughter is having dermoid cyst/  endometriotic cyst. She is undergoing homeopathic treatment and has been suggested to undergo operation, plsuggest?

Informed consent: The decision for surgery will be your daughter's, but if she has an ovarian mass that is causing serious pain and she may have endometriosis as well, surgery would be the wise course. ...Read more

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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


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