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Ovarian Dermoid Cyst Pregnancy
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.
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
Dont affect pregnanc: Dermoid cyst of the ovary are teratomas containing body tissue such as hair and bone. They are for the most part benign and dont affect pregnancy. If found during pregnancy and under 4 cm. they are left alone. Larger than 6cm. they may be removed by laparoscopy. If the cyst is removed prior to any pregnancy the chances are there will be no effect as long as the ovary is intact. ...Read more
Can a dermoid cyst affect a baby's development if not removed? Does 7x8x6 dermoid on right ovary neccessarily have to removed during pregnancy?
Ovarian tumors: As long as the dermoid doesn't twist on its own blood supply (torsion) and cause severe pain, in general they are left alone until postpartum. On occasional ovarian tumors need to be removed in the second trimester, but i always suggest getting a maternal fetal medicine opinion before removing if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm five weeks pregnant. I had a scan today was told I have a dermoid cyst on my only ovary. How does this affect my pregnancy + should I be worried?
Very Common: Dermoid cysts are very common in reproductive aged women. They are nearly always benign. If they aren't causing you pain, i bet your doctor will recommend waiting until sometime after pregnancy to consider removal. Surgery during pregnancy does occur, but only when absolutely necessary. The cyst will likely not affect the pregnancy in any way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermoid cyst on my left ovary and left ovary has been removed.Now right ovary shows some cyst like growth .Wil dis affect pregnancy?
I had 8cm dermoid cyst, but im pregnant, can I go operation after i gave birth im only in my 2nd month pregnancy?
Yes, can wait: Most dermoid cysts are benign and probably will not interfere with your pregnancy . However, some are malignant and you should consult with your obstetrician about the advisability of waiting until after delivery. If you wait, the cyst should be followed closely by ultrasound to assure that it is not growing rapidly. If not, perhaps you could have a c-section and have it removed at same time. ...Read more
I'm scared of the the unknown in terms of my scheduled csection and dermoid cyst removal. This is my 1st pregnancy. Does the spinal hurt?
Dermoid cyst in my ovary, I forget how big it is. Doctor wants me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. I still have it. Pregnancy apossibility?
Abnormal ovarian cysts: A dermoid cyst has a very distinct pattern seen by ultrasound. It is very important to know how large this is and how long it's been in place. Also if it is causing pain. Sometimes dermoid can be confused with endometriomas. The cyst can also be another type of tumor which may need to be addressed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more