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Dr. Herbert Hoover
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Can you tell me which are the signs of a dermoid cyst?

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

Dr. Myron Arlen
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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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Dr. Brian Dorfman
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What is the definition or description of: dermoid cyst?

Dr. Brian Dorfman
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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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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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What is a dermoid cyst? And why would a one year old get one?

Dr. Francisco Agullo
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Can you get a dermoid cyst removed without affecting the ovary?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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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?

Dr. Herbert Hoover
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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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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Can a dermoid cyst removal prevent me from falling pregnant?

Dr. Douglas Lawson
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Am 31 years no children i Have a 3.4 by 3.8 cm dermoid cyst on my right ovary is there any alternative other than surgery. And what is the medicine ?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Am 31 years no children i  Have a 3.4 by 3.8 cm dermoid cyst  on my right ovary is there any alternative other than surgery. And what is the medicine ?

Surgery only option: A dermoid ovarian cyst can contain hair and teeth because of its' embryologic origins. Surgery is your only option. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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If a dermoid cyst is present at birth, why wouldn't it show up on ultrasound til the age of 33? Have had numerous ultrasounds prior to diagnosis.

Dr. Addagada Rao
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If a dermoid cyst is present at birth, why wouldn't it show up on ultrasound til the age of 33? Have had numerous ultrasounds prior to diagnosis.

Yes ,It is possible: even though can be detected in childhood , some times not detected in childhood , as some the mesodermal elements ( bone, teeth, hair ) do not mature till later age . ...Read more

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