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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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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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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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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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