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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

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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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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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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Could the removal of my ovarian dermoid cyst make my weight or wasitline decrease?

Could the removal of my ovarian dermoid cyst make my weight or wasitline decrease?

Yes: Depends on how big the cyst is, you will find out after it has been removed, but you may need to go on a diet after that, it can make your waistline decrease but prob will not do much to decrease your weight, the best way to decrease weight is caloric restiction, after you have recovered from your surgery. ...Read more

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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

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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What to do if I have a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

What to do if I have a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

Removal: You should have it removed by a qualified pelvic surgeon! Good luck and hope that it is benign! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst?

What is the best treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst?

Surgical removal: Ovarian dermoid cysts also called teratomas are removed surgically. Usually this can be done laparoscopically and is called an ovarian cystectomy. ...Read more

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How much does an 8 CM ovarian dermoid cyst weigh?

How much does an 8 CM ovarian dermoid cyst weigh?

Density matters: Dermoid cysts are made of multiple different tissue types and they're going to be all made up different densities where fat is light and smooth muscle is heavier, which means that depending on the makeup of your dermoid it will vary in weight. 8cm is fairly hefty. Good luck with your surgery. Don't wait; a cyst this large can twist and torse your ovary. ...Read more

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How to deal with ovarian dermoid cyst post menopausal?

It depends: An ovarian dermoid is a benign neoplasm (tumor) that won't spread beyond the ovary, but may continue to grow. If imaging (ultrasound or mri) suggest a dermoid, management may depend on whether there are any symptoms, the size of the tumor, whether it is growing, and whether there is any suggestion that it might be a different type of tumor or cancer. ...Read more

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What to do about reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

What to do about reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

Possible removal: Once an ovarian dermoid is removed, especially in the younger patient, follow up ultrasonography is required. The incidence of recurrent dermoid cysts in a pediatric and adolescent population following ovarian cystectomy is 10.6% where only 3% will recur and require further surgical management. Eventually all are cured ...Read more

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Had larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian dermoid cyst on 3/29 went back to work today is lifting heavy things ok or should I continue to hold off?

Had larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian dermoid cyst on 3/29 went back to work today is lifting heavy things ok or should I continue to hold off?

Hold off: You should limit heavy lifting until after you have had your post operative visit with your gynecologist. If you are healing well you will be released to full activity. ...Read more

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I have a ovarian dermoid cyst. Can I get pregnant?

I have a ovarian dermoid cyst. Can I get pregnant?

Probably OK: Ovarian dermoid cysts are usually totally benign and asymptomatic. I would need more information relative to size and any symptoms, but a small, asymptomatic cyst would not normally interfere withy a normal pregnancy. You should obviously discuss this with a gynecologist who knows your case before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I donate blood if I have an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Can I donate blood if I have an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Yes: This cust should not affect your ability to donate blood. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my mind before having a ovarian dermoid cyst remove?

What can I do to ease my mind before having a ovarian dermoid cyst remove?

What worries you the: Most? Some worry that it might be cancer...It might, but unlikely; that surgery might be 1. Painful, debilitating, and that you might not wake up from anesthesia. Inventory your fears; discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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When getting an MRI for a ovarian dermoid cyst, do you need any type of medication?

When getting an MRI for a ovarian dermoid cyst, do you need any type of medication?

No: You may be administered a small injection of MRI contrast during the exam but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

If it's very big: An ovarian dermoid cyst that is big (perhaps 10 cm or more) could cause constipation and bloating. Other types of ovarian tumors might be more likely to cause those symptoms. If those GI symptoms are significant, ovarian cancer might be something your doctor would want to rule out. Be sure you get followup. ...Read more

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Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

NO, not likely: There is no connection between these two sites as they are so far apart from each other. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian dermoid cyst press on your bladder and cause the sensation of needing to pee more often?

Can an ovarian dermoid cyst press on your bladder and cause the sensation of needing to pee more often?

Yes: Depending on the size of the dermoid cyst, it can compress other nearby structures, including the bladder and cause discomfort/pain.
See your GYN for further management and treatment options
Best WIshes
Dr M ...Read more

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Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Inflammation...: A dermoid can form any kind of tissue in the body: teeth, hair, skin, thyroid tissue, etc. It can be painful because it is stretching the ovarian capsule or because it is causing inflammation in the ovary or other surrounding tissue. Best wishes! ...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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7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe? Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe? Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

Second opinion: Hard to know, as there are multiple unknowns for your case. However, it is always okay to get a second opinion. Your regular doc will help you. Take a family or friend with you and ask questions, take notes. You will learn a lot and be better able to make informed decision about your care. Be well. ...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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How is it that an ovarian dermoid cyst can just show up in my 30s? Had ultrasounds during a pregnancy a few years ago and it showed no cysts then.

How is it that an ovarian dermoid cyst can just show up in my 30s? Had ultrasounds during a pregnancy a few years ago and it showed no cysts then.

Cyst can come anytim: Dermoid may have been hidden by the pregnancy. Did the tech look at your ovaries or just the fetus. Get the reports to be sure. Dermoids can grow at any time, may have been missed because it was very small. ...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..

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 have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

A few days: If all goes well, you should be able to do your usual functions in 2-3 days. Do discuss the matter with your doctor so that s/he may advice about avoiding some activities that may be in your routine, for a few days more.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan that showed a fat filled ovarian dermoid cyst & the vaginal us said it was fluid filled. Which one is accurate?

I had a CT scan that showed a fat filled ovarian dermoid cyst & the vaginal us said it was fluid filled. Which one is accurate?

Probably CT scan: Generally speaking, the ultrasound is a better study for the gyn structures. However, my personal experience is that the ct scan is better at picking up acute inflammatory processes such as these. ...Read more

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Had ovarian dermoid cyst removed 5 weeks ago. Recovering well, I'm still urinating very often at night. Fibroids small & two cyst small remain.

Had ovarian dermoid cyst removed 5 weeks ago. Recovering well, I'm still urinating very often at night. Fibroids small & two cyst small remain.

Follow up: Have you had a follow up appt with your surgeon? They should be able to review the pathology from the surgery and address concerns from your post op recovery. Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Is it likely that my small ovarian dermoid cyst could turn cancerous from the pelvic ct scan I had to look at it?

Is it likely that my small ovarian dermoid cyst could turn cancerous from the pelvic ct scan I had to look at it?

No: One CT scan (CAT scan) does not turn a cyst into a cancerous cyst. If a cyst were to be found cancerous, it would be cancerous by its own destiny and not by a CT scan. ...Read more

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18 year old dtr has a 3.4 CM rt ovarian dermoid cyst (mri dx). First gyn will only salvage part of ovary if she does laparotomy. Second dr said laparoscopy- spillage not an issue. How to decide?

18 year old dtr has a 3.4 CM rt ovarian dermoid cyst (mri dx). First gyn will only salvage part of ovary if she does laparotomy. Second dr said laparoscopy- spillage not an issue. How to decide?

Third opinion: This is a small enough cyst that laparoscopy should be successful. U need to find out how many procedures they do laparoscopically - more the better. Also ask about complication rate. U have to b comfortable with ur surgeon and it doesn't sound like you r at this time. Having one more option might ease ur mind. Try to find someone who does lots of laparoscopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Dermoid cyst on right side, but pain on left side instead, what is this?

Not likely the cause: If you have a dermoid cyst with the pain on the other side you need to consider some other issue as the cause. Do you have a hx of PID? Could you have kidney stones/ Do you have irritable bowel. Review all of this with your doctor. ...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

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