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Doctor insights on: How Does An Ovarian Dermoid Cyst Rupture

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more