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Is An Ovarian Dermoid Cyst A Fetus
NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more. ...Read more
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
Dermoid: A dermoid is not fetal tissue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dumb luck: About 1% do it and this is a reason to have them removed beforehand. ...Read more
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
How is it possible that I developed and grew an ovarian dermoid cyst to 1.8 cm in a matter of months? Thought they grew more slowly?
Rate of growth: Nit unusual, not your faultGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: This cust should not affect your ability to donate blood. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an ovarian dermoid cyst press on your bladder and cause the sensation of needing to pee more often?
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.
Could an ovarian dermoid cyst that is causing some intermittent pain cause low blood pressure? Normal ultrasound results.
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