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Doctor insights on: Dermoid Ovarian Cyst That Is Calcified

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Calcified ovarian cyst, should I be worried?

Calcified ovarian cyst, should I be worried?

Yes it needs to be: Most normal ovarian cysts do not get calcified..If they are calcified they are not follicular/ovulatory.A calcified cyst is more likely to be dermoid, fibroid, fibroma and even may be cancer.It needs to be removed. ...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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If a dermoid ovarian cyst bursts what could happen?

If a dermoid  ovarian cyst bursts  what could happen?

Pain, adhesions.: A dermoid cyst is full of a oil like substance and often hair and other debris that can cause a lot of internal irritation/inflammation. This can lead to something called adhesions, where the internal organs stick together. All of this will cause immediate pain. If the rupture is during surgery, and rapid suction/cleanup is performed, the results are usually very good. ...Read more

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What happens if a dermoid ovarian cyst leaks?

What happens if a dermoid ovarian cyst leaks?

Well : When a cyst ruptures you can have pain information and occasionally pelvic infection. See obstetrician gynecologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...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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I have a 3cm septated ovarian cyst. At what point/size should it be surgically removed. I have a hx of Dermoid Teratoma/partial oophrectomy.

I have a 3cm septated ovarian cyst.  At what point/size should it be surgically removed.  I have a hx of Dermoid Teratoma/partial oophrectomy.

It depends: Good evening,

It appears that you already follow with GYN, so they should be able to tell you when the cyst should be removed. Many times, the cyst is monitored every 6 months to a year for interval increase in size. If the size remains stable over time, there is no need for intervention. Good luck. ...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

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Dermoid: Dermoids or teratomas are a tumor of the germ cells or eggs in the ovary. A very poor diet or poor nutritional status could affect your body's natural ability to stop the growth of tumor cells. ...Read more

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What should be done for a 13cm dermoid ovarian cyst?

What should be done for a 13cm dermoid ovarian cyst?

Remove: It needs to be removed soon, at 13 cm it is a risk for rupture or torsion. Dermoids never go away without surgery, talk with your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Can a small dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

Can a small dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

No: Functional cysts such as follicles are intended to rupture (that's ovulation, ) many abnormal cysts (endometriomas, benign tumors, dermoid cysts) will not go away unless removed. SO if it's a dermoid it will stay and keep growing; conversely if it DOES go away on its own it wasn't dermoid. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have recurrent dermoid ovarian cysts? Had one removed in 2013 and have similar pain, what will happen if I keep getting them?

Is it possible to have recurrent dermoid ovarian cysts? Had one removed in 2013 and have similar pain, what will happen if I keep getting them?

It is possible: It is possible but unlikely since dermoid cysts tend to be unilateral. However, why not get check out by your GYN MD to find the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

Benign tumor: It's a benign tumor (teratoma) that comes from a cell that can techincally become every other cell in the body so that it generally can have hair, tooth and even some neural tissue. They are benign but generally need to be removed. ...Read more

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What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

What is a dermoid ovarian cyst with hair?

It is a type: Of abnormal ovarian cyst that is usually benign, rarely it can be non benign, all you have to do is go to google search engine and put in dermoid cyst with hair and you can read all about it and your doc who diagnosed your cyst shpuld have explained everything to you like I do with all of my patients. ...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'm 23 years old , i knew that I have bilateral dermoid ovarian cyst of 6.2*9.00 for both , i'm afraid of not being pregnant , what should I do ?

I'm 23 years old , i knew that I have bilateral dermoid ovarian cyst of 6.2*9.00 for both , i'm afraid of not being pregnant , what should I do ?

Calla doctor!: Talk with your doctor, a good obg if you don't have one, or a rei/fertility specialist. If your cysts are dermoids they will have to be removed: the sooner this is done the better chances of preserving the ovaries. Dermoids do not ever go away on their own. ...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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Can a small dermoid ovarian cyst leak (rather than completely rupture), or unlikely?

That could happen: Rarely would a dermoid cyst completely rupture and "be gone" as most of them have some solid or semi-solid components to them as opposed to follicular cysts. ...Read more

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What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always have a complex appearance and the mural nodule is simply part of that. Most dermoids gradually get bigger and have to be removed at some point, but if it remains stable it could be watched. Surgery can be done day surgery with small incisions. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst dermoid or serous cystadenoma can be tested with small part for complete pathologic analysis?

Ovarian cyst dermoid or serous cystadenoma can be tested with small  part for complete pathologic analysis?

Unfortunately Not: The problem with ovarian tumors is that you can have normal cell types adjacent to borderline or malignant cells. The ovary is notorious for hiding cancer cells which is why it's impossible to "eyeball" or sample an ovary and get a complete diagnosis. That's why often the ovary is completely removed if malignancy is suspected. Cancer can also increase in stage if spillage occurs so it's not easy. ...Read more

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How to know what kind of ovarian cyst i have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

How to know what kind of ovarian cyst i have? Dermoid or endometrioma? I am looking for other option aside from laparascopic surgery

If you have either: One of those and it is 7.5 cm you need surgery to remove it sometimes some of the ovary can be saved , sometimes not. ...Read more

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Pain in area where i had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process or could there be something wrong?

Pain in area where i had a dermoid ovarian cyst drained one week ago? Is this pain a normal healing process  or could there be something wrong?

Could be: Usually a dermoid ovarian cyst is not drained but removed from the ovary as it is likely to continue to grow. There could always be an infection but that is unusual. You should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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Female, 19y/o, single.I have an ovarian cyst. 2010 until present.They became twins and the other one is a dermoid cyst.Is it necessary to be removed?

Female, 19y/o, single.I have an ovarian cyst. 2010 until present.They became twins and the other one is a dermoid cyst.Is it necessary to be removed?

Yes: If you have a dermoid cysts of the ovary, while it is not urgent, it should eventually be removed. It will continue to slowly grow over time and may be harder to save the ovary if it gets too big. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy?

Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of
a failed pregnancy?

NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more. ...Read more

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19y/o, female, virgin, single.I have an ovarian cyst.2010-present.My cyst are twins and the other one is dermoid cyst. Is operation necessary?

19y/o, female, virgin, single.I have an ovarian cyst.2010-present.My cyst are twins and the other one is dermoid cyst. Is operation necessary?

Recommend surgery: Ovarian cystectomy (cyst removal) is suggested in order to make a definitive diagnosis, preserve ovarian tissue, and avoid potential problems such as torsion, rupture, or development of malignant components (cancer), which can happen in about 1% of cases. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst leak or bleed without rupturing? Have trace amount of fluid in cul du sac but dr didn't mention rupture, just follow up 3mo

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst leak or bleed without rupturing? Have trace amount of fluid in cul du sac but dr didn't mention rupture, just follow up 3mo

Maybe normal: There can be a normal amount of fluid in the cul du sac, but it depends on the amount of fluid seen. I encourage you to reach out to your doctor and question this finding. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst last year and had a surgery in removing d dermoid cyst .. Part of my ovary was removed ..can I get pregnant again..

It is possible: If you still have the other ovary fully intact then you will likely be able to get pregnant again. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

Yes: I would think the answer is yes but what did your doctor have to say? Is removal recommended? ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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