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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Dermoid Ovarian Cysts

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Is there a way to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Is there a way to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Contraceptioin: Ovarian cysts are very common and occur in ovulating women. Most cysts are benign and asymptomatic. When a patient has pain from recurrent cysts, it is reasonable to discuss birth control which stops the ovary from ovulating. You should talk with your doctor about whether this would work in your situation. ...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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Can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Can ovarian cysts be prevented?

Often preventable: Most common cause of ovarian cysts is polycystic ovary syndrome. This can be treated with a low glycemic index diet plus glucophage (metformin) 850 mg three times per day. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts be prevented by anything?

Can ovarian cysts be prevented by anything?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...Read more

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How do you prevent follicular ovarian cysts?

How do you prevent follicular ovarian cysts?

Birth controll pills: It is thought that reducing ovulation through birth control pills may reduce the chance of developing ovarian cysts. ...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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What is the safest method to preventing ovarian cysts, with less side effects?

What is the safest method to preventing ovarian cysts, with less side effects?

Depends on type cyst: Ovarian cysts that are functional cysts - cysts that come and go on their own - can often be prevented by birth control pills or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Speak with your doctor about which is best for you. Ovarian cysts that are benign growths, that don't go away on their own, need surgery to remove them. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst and Stress. Are they related? Any way to prevent or grow cyst? I'm on pill for that but anything other?

Ovarian cyst and Stress. Are they related? Any way to prevent or grow cyst? I'm on pill for that but anything other?

Not related: There is no known relationship between stress and an ovarian cyst. Birth control pills can help decrease the frequency of cyst formation but do not help one already present go away. ...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.

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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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What can I do to prevent ovarian cysts?

What can I do to prevent ovarian cysts?

Birth control pills: Oral contraceptives prevent ovulation therefore they prevent cyst formation. It does not, however, make the cysts already present go away. Those cysts will resolve on their own. ...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 you tell me how to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Can you tell me how to prevent an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cysts: The use of oral contraceptives offer protection from the majority of ovarian cysts, secondary to supression of hormonal activity in the pituitary gland, which makes the ovary not produce eggs, but essentially stops cyst formation as well. This should be discussed with your health care professional, as your history and family history may play a major role in the decision to use this therapy. ...Read more

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What can help prevent functional ovarian cysts?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a recurrence of my ovarian cyst?

How can I prevent a recurrence of my ovarian cyst?

Birth control pills: Small cysts develop every month during ovulation, and sometimes these normal cysts become excessively large or bleed, resulting in pain and possibly requiring surgery. Birth control pills prevent ovulation and so prevent this type of cyst. They may also help discourage new endometriomas. However, some cysts, like dermoids, do not depend on ovulation for recurrence. ...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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Is there any way to prevent getting an ovarian cyst?

Is there any way to prevent getting an ovarian cyst?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet is likely to prevent ovarian systs, though there is little research to support it. Common advice is to avoid sugar and simple carbs, emphasize fruits & vegies, esp. Dark leafy greens, & minimize meats, dairy, &eggs, esp. If not organic (to avoid hormones & antibiotics in meats). Some advise an alkaline diet & foods rich in phytoestrogens. See my comments for more information & links:. ...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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How do ovarian cysts form? Andhow can I prevent them? How do they go away? How often do they occur?

How do ovarian cysts form? Andhow can I prevent them? How do they go away? How often do they occur?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts are extremely common and can be due to many different issues. Most are benign. A large cyst can increase the incidence of ovarian torsion. Common cysts arise from endometriosis, dermoids and hemorrhagic copora luteals cysts. There is no sure fire way to prevent these. See your doctor for more info. ...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 causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so I exercise every day pretty much. I want to prevent having one in the future.

What causes ovarian cyst? I eat very healthy and I am also an athlete so I exercise every day pretty much. I want to prevent having one in the future.

A fluid collection: Most women of child bearing years have collections of fluid in the ovaries surrounded by a thin wall of tissue. This is an ovarian cyst and is common during each menstrual cycle. In most cases these are benign. Diet and exercise do not play a role as far as we know in reducing the risk of having a cyst. Speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician if you have further questions. ...Read more

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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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How do you prevent ruptured ovarian cysts?

How do you prevent ruptured ovarian cysts?

OVARIAN CYSTS: It is rare for women on contraceptive pills, shots, or implants to have ruptured cysts. There is nothing else to do. ...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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Can having a history of several ruptured ovarian cysts prevent me from having children in the future?

NO: Getting pregnant has nothing to do with ovarian cyst. It depends on your ovulation once a month for your egg to be fertilized and get pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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