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What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...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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Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

For postmenopausal:: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Yes.: Surgery can remove ovarian cysts. This can be cystectomy where the cysts are removed but the ovarian is left otherwise intact. It can also be oophorectomy where the entire ovary is removed. Many ovarian cysts, however, can resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Rarely: Please find out how the diagnosis was made. If the whole mass has been removed, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more

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Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparotomy is performed, recurrence would be very unlikely, though it's a bigger and more difficult procedure for the patient. ...Read more

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Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Does sebaceous cyst removal hurt?

Local Anesthesia: For patients undergoing sebeceous cyst removal we start with a local anesthetic cream, followed by a local anesthetic injection. This is very well tolerated. After surgery the majority of patients do not require any pain killers afterward, if they do tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient. ...Read more

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Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Is multi septate complex ovarian cyst malignant?

Possible: Most malignant ovarian cancers are complex and multilocular / multiseptate. But many benign ovarian cysts also present that way as well. The only way to know for sure is to biopsy or remove the cysts for pathologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Yes: Naked eye can not distinguish cystadenoma with focus of cancer, ( has high incidence of cancer ) only after total removal and analysis by the pathologist , will establish diagnosis, & stage , a potential curable disease has to be treated with radical surgery with aim of cure. ...Read more

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Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst.  Thanks

Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

6 cm?: I'm not an ob/gyn, but i seem to think that 6 cm is large enough to warrant a procedure. I'm going to defer final answer to my ob/gyn colleagues out there that can answer more definitively. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Complex ovarian cyst w/intern.Septations, submuc. Fibroids, nabothian cysts, liver cyst, hernia. All new w/in last 8 weeks. Possible cancer? Type?

Slow down a bit...: Ok, you have a lot of issues just recently identified. I'm doubtful you have any cancer. Your biggest concern appears to be the ovarian cyst, which is probably benign, but you need to be evaluated by your gyn. The hernia is an elective process, and the liver cyst is probably congenital. Fibroids and nabothian cyst can also be evaluated by your gyn. Take a breath and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Depends: Depends on the size and appearance. Though no radiographic test is perfect. The only way to know what it is for sure is to take it out. See a gyn to determine if this is necessary. ...Read more

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Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Treatment of hemorrhagic cyst ovary?

Time: While painful, these should resolve on their own within 1-2 cycles. The treatment is usually pain control--ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If persistent or recurrent, sometimes control is obtained with an oral birth control. ...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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Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Have a sebaceous cyst removed?

Generally yes: In most instances you should have these removed because removal after infection may be very difficult. However a few patients may have a large number of these which makes removal impractical. ...Read more

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Is spotting normal after ovarian cyst removal ?

Is spotting normal after ovarian cyst removal ?

Yes: Spotting is normal and common after surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. During the surgery usually an instrument is placed on the cervix so the uterus can be moved to get to the cyst, and that can cause a few days of light bleeding. Occasionally the stress of surgery can cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Does one lose weight after ovarian cyst removal?

Does one lose weight after ovarian cyst removal?

No: Only if you stop eating too much or if the cyst weighed over 2 pounds. ...Read more

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What are the ovarian cyst removal surgery risks?

Many but rare: Surgery for an ovarian cyst today is very safe and complications are rare. As with any operation risks related to ansthesia, blood loss, damage to surrounding structures and infection do happen -but are uncommon. Some loss of ovarian tissue is common but usually not consequential. ...Read more

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What is involved in a laprascopy for ovarian cyst removal?

What is involved in a laprascopy for ovarian cyst removal?

It involves...: Making several tiny incisions on your abdomen to introduce a small scope/camera and small surgical instruments inside. The cyst is then separated from the ovary and taken out through one of the small incisions. Most people go home the same day, and the procedure generally takes about 60-90mins, depending on the size of the cyst. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ovarian cyst removal surgery?

How long does it take to recover from an ovarian cyst removal surgery?

Usually a day or two: Ovarian cysts are sometimes removed surgically, usually with laparoscopy. This involves inserting instruments through 1/4 inch incisions. Recovery time from laparoscopic surgery is usually only a couple of days. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Usually laparoscopic: Most ovarian cystectomys or oophorectomies for benign cysts can and should be performed with minimally invasive surgery. Prior to the surgery, your evaluation should include an ultrasound and blood tests. An open surgery would only be needed if there is a high chance of an ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go back to school and dance after ovarian cyst removal?

Please ask the doc: Who did your surgery those specific ?S as only that doc should answer, as your doc knows how the surgery went and how u are doing now, and can give u a definite answer. ...Read more

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How does ovarian cyst removal work?

Too general a ?: Depends what type of cyst you have , how big it is , I am assuming it is benign and not , malignant, usually now a days it can be done through the laparoscope or the robot, sometimes you may need a laparotomy incision see your gyn or a gyn. ...Read more

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Where can you get a free ovarian cyst removal?

Where can you get a free ovarian cyst removal?

May not need removal: The vast majority of ovarian cysts during reproductive life come and go on their own. There are various types of physiologic cysts like this. If it is a dermoid cyst or a benign tumor, it may need to be removed surgically. Rarely a malignant cystic tumor can be the problem, requiring surgery. Its extremely important to determine what it is, as best as possible, before deciding about removal. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal.. What is the recovery time?

Ovarian cyst removal.. What is the recovery time?

Depends: It completely depends on the method of removal and the size of the cysts. Small cysts done through a laparoscope or robot recover very quickly. Large cyst done with a laparotomy (regular incision) can take up to 6 weeks to recover. ...Read more

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Is there a nonsurgical option for ovarian cyst removal?

Kinda: A radiologist or obgyn could use ultrasound to pass a needle through your abdominal wall to attempt to drain it. This could be done in the office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How long should I be out of work after ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

Quick: If the removal is done by laparoscopy, usually complete recovery takes about 2 weeks but some women recover even quicker. However you can resume most normal activities 3-4 days after the procedure. ...Read more

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What do you know about the effect of sex after ovarian cyst removal?

What do you know about the effect of sex after ovarian cyst removal?

No effect: We usually tell patients to have sex when they feel like it. The laparoscopic route might requires 3-5 days while laparotomy or open surgery might require 7-14 days. There is no real required limitation. Would check with your surgeon for their specific recommendation based on your particular surgery. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had trouble with pain months after an ovarian cyst removal?

Yes: During reproductive age cysts are very common. Most women would have something considered a cyst at least once per year but would never know unless an x-ray test was performed due to pain. Often though the pain is completely separate from the cyst. The follicle (a cyst) that is the growing egg each month grows to 2-3 cm and ruptures each month. Cyst rupture is normal! cysts unusually cause pain. ...Read more

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How quickly after ovarian cyst removal can I expect to get pregnant?

How quickly after ovarian cyst removal can I expect to get pregnant?

With ovulation: With laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal (cystectomy), you usually recover within a week or two and ovulation may be as early as 2-3 weeks. If your tubes are normal & fertility wasn't an issue prior, you can achieve pregnancy as soon as you're comfortable. If you had a laparotomy, give it 2 months minimum to allow proper healing & comfort. Take Folic Acid if planning a pregnancy & good luck to you. ...Read more

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How many months can be safe to be pregnant after my ovarian cyst removal?

Depends: How extensive was your surgery? You should wait 6 wks......Talk it out with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a growth (often balloon-like, thin-walled, and filled with fluid) arises on an ovary (the female ...Read more


Dr. Chevies Newman
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Ovarian Cyst Removal (Definition)

An ovarian cyst removal is a surgical procedure where a cyst is removed from the ovary while ...Read more