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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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Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children ?

Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children ?

Bony cysts: Bony cysts in children can go away on their own. However, they should be monitored because the lower jaw may be weakened. ...Read more

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How do you know if a dermoid ovarian cyst ruptures?

How do you know if a dermoid ovarian cyst ruptures?

Pain: The contents of a dermoid ovarian cyst can contain hair, teeth, and irritating fluid which will translate into pain when it hits the lining of the body cavity.(peritoneum). Some dermoid cysts leak but don't usuallyrupture. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of a ruptured dermoid ovarian cyst be?

What would the symptoms of a ruptured dermoid ovarian cyst be?

If you have symptoms: from ruptured cysts it would almost certainly be pain; BUT, it could range from severe pain to absolutely nothing at all - and everything in between. There are no other symptoms that are specific to cyst rupture. Ultrasound is the very best way to find out, good wishes! ...Read more

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I have a dermoid ovarian cyst. Why am I being referred to an oncologist?

I have a dermoid ovarian cyst. Why am I being referred to an oncologist?

You doctor is right: Dermoid cyst can be cancerous. Especially for a woman your age. They are mature or immature. If your dermoid is immature you have a chance that it is cancerous. A gyn oncologist will be the specialist that you need for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

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I have A 5cm ovarian cyst... It is painful today. If I take a deep breathe it hurts and i keep getting pains like behind my vagina bone.. What do I do?

I have A 5cm ovarian cyst... It is painful today. If I take a deep breathe it hurts and i keep getting pains like behind my vagina bone.. What do I do?

Ovarian Cysts: At your age, most ovarian cysts, even larger ones will eventually resolve spontaneously. It may be painful because of where you are in your cycle, as ovulation may stimulate that ovary and aggravate the cyst. I would start with Ibuprofen and a heating pad. However, if the pain is severe you really need to see your doctor to rule out twisting of the ovary. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

No: Dermoid cysts are new growths, not physiological, so spontaneous resolution will not occur ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more