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I had immature ovarian teratoma when I was 12, then mature teratoma on the remaining ovary 10yrs later. Is it possible to come back again?

I had immature ovarian teratoma when I was 12, then mature teratoma on the remaining ovary 10yrs later. Is it possible to come back again?

No: once completely removed no , commonly called dermoid cyst of ovary contains 'embryonal elements' some are malignant . Don't worry go for your regular gyn follow up examinations. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Just wanted to know for a 4inch Teratoma near the ovary would that most like require which type of surgery?

Just wanted to know for a 4inch Teratoma near the ovary would that most like require which type of surgery?

Laparascopic: A laparascopic cystectomy is a good option for removal of a teratoma that size. It depends on the surgeon skill set, the ovarian cyst size and the number of surgeries or medical issues you may have Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I was told by the hospital I have a teratoma on my ovary. What can I expect now?

I was told by the hospital I have a teratoma on my ovary. What can I expect now?

Surgery is next.: Teratomas of the ovary are special type of tumors that may have skin type tissue inside them, fat, hair, even teeth. Most of the time they are benign, but there are rare instances in which they are malignant. They should be surgically removed ( usually removal of just one ovary is done in someone your age). Next step is an appointment with a gyn surgeon to schedule your surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ovary cyst again after few years after removing the teratoma in ovary?

Is it possible to have ovary cyst again after few years after removing the teratoma in ovary?

Recurrent cysts: Yes, you could have a cyst in the same ovary a few months after a cyst is removed. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a cystic teratoma on my right ovary and is being removed. Does this effect my chances of having kids in the future?

I was diagnosed with a cystic teratoma on my right ovary and is being removed. Does this effect my chances of having kids in the future?

Only need one: You only need one healthy ovary to get pregnant. You have reduced your chances per month without having a second one but many have gone through the same loss & had kids just the same. ...Read more

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What test should I follow when i hv 3cm cyst(simple) on right ovary, endometrial thickness12mm secretory phase? I had a 11cm teratoma removed 2yr ago?

Tests: It depends on your menstrual history. If you are having abnormal bleeding, you should have an endometrial biopsy. Most likely a 3 cm simple cyst is physiologic and needs no follow up. There is not any need for any specific follow up after the removal of a dermoid (benign teratoma). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed ovarian teratoma& operated. They removed my left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular mens?

I was diagnosed  ovarian teratoma&  operated. They removed my  left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular  mens?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have irregular menses after major surgery and chemotherapy. It may take a few more cycles to become normal. If not you md may be able to give you something to regulate it. ...Read more

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A 3.1x3.0x2.3cm cyst (simple) on my right ovary, vol 30cc endometrial thickness 12mm in secretory phase, history-11cm teratoma removed 2 yrs ago.?

Ovarian Cyst: Your concern of another ovarian teratoma is understandably quite normal, but with the report that you just mentioned here of its size and characteristics( depending on your risk factors and other contributing circumstances) i think that there is room for observation of the above cyst . You will benefit with a short term follow up and a repeat ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can I have babies after being Healed and not having surgery from teratoma cyst that was over my ovaries & fillopian tubes?

Can I have babies after being Healed and not having surgery from teratoma cyst that was over my ovaries & fillopian tubes?

Healed?: I'm not sure what you mean by "healed". Ovarian teratomas do not appear and then disappear. If you had a teratomas, you still have it. On the other hand, if you have an ovarian teratomas this will not prevent you from getting pregnant. You will still be able to get pregnant if all else is normal. ...Read more

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I had a teratoma on my ovary. Tumor, ovary and fallopian tube removed. How often should I have my other ovary checked via mri, etc?

I had a teratoma on my ovary. Tumor, ovary and fallopian tube removed. How often should I have my other ovary checked via mri, etc?

Seek Gynecologist's: The advice of your gynecologist should be followed as I am sure he/she has informed you about the future care. Ovaries can be checked by pelvic examination(done by gynecologist) and when in doubt, with an imaging test such as ultrasound. Only if there is a suspected change or growth should more advanced testing(either ct scan or mri) of the abdomen/pelvis be done. ...Read more

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Benign teratoma 3.5 in. X 2.5in on left ovary. I am 55, premenopausal. Found with CT scan. How big will the scar be and where?

Benign teratoma 3.5 in. X 2.5in on  left ovary.  I am 55, premenopausal. Found with CT scan.  How big will the scar be and where?

Depends: Most likely this can be removed by a laparoscope . These incisions are quite small about 1to 11/2 inches. There are usually 3 of these small incisions. For people who need to have a larger incision may be about 5-5.5 inches. ...Read more

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Will they take your ovaries out if you have bilateral complex ovarian teratomas? I have 3. 5cm, 3cm and on the left side 2.5 cm. I am 8 weeks pregnant

Will they take your ovaries out if you have bilateral complex ovarian teratomas? I have 3. 5cm, 3cm and on the left side 2.5 cm. I am 8 weeks pregnant

Not necessarily...: If teratomas are benign, a good surgeon can separate the normal ovarian tissue from the teratoma, and preserve ovarian function for future pregnancies. ...Read more

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My wife has overian Teratoma on her right overy diagnosed by Altrasound. Can she try to get pregnant without surgery or we should do it immediately?

Talk to GYN surgeon: You and your wife conjointly might consider discussing this with the GYN MD who made the diagnosis as well as obtaining a 2nd opinion if you are still unsure. Ovarian Teratomas contain epidermoid elements like hair and teeth which will certainly interfere with ovulation function in that ovary. ...Read more

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CT scan shows I have a cystic teratoma/dermoid cyst with an additional 3.5 cm rounded fluid attenuation mass within R pelvis abutting the above mass.

CT scan shows I have a cystic teratoma/dermoid cyst with an additional 3.5 cm rounded fluid attenuation mass within R pelvis abutting the above mass.

Sorry to hear it. Q?: I'm sorry to hear the scan report. It seems like you could use some support in making sense of all this. Most importantly, do you have symptoms? I don't see a question posed, so please specify what is worrying you about the CT scan report. A teratoma is a (usually) benign tumor or growth. Fluid around the teratoma ("abutting the mass") is not unusual, & could also be b9. TTYD or use HealthTap Pr ...Read more

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What is benign teratoma?

What is benign teratoma?

Teratomas: Teratomas are a type of tumor or mass made up of different types of tissues. They are congenital (meaning they are present at the time of birth) but may not be detected until later in life. Teratomas can be benign or malignant. Benign means the teratoma is non-cancerous and won't spread to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Are teratomas something only females can have?

Are teratomas something only females can have?

Both: They can occur in both sexes. Teratomas derived from germ cells occur in the testes in men and ovaries in women. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Teratoma (Definition)

Teratomas are benign or maligant growth that may contain multiple cell types. It is possible that they developed from a stem cell that had the ability differentiated into ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more