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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they don't usually go away like other benign cysts can. They can twist and cause severe pelvic pain. They can get quite large and put pressure on surrounding organs. If you are symptomatic, you should see your PCP or a gynecologist or surgeon. ...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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What to do about reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

What to do about reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

Possible removal: Once an ovarian dermoid is removed , especially in the younger patient, follow up ultrasonography is required. The incidence of recurrent dermoid cysts in a pediatric and adolescent population following ovarian cystectomy is 10.6% where only 3% will recur and require further surgical management. Eventually all are cured ...Read more

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What to do if I have a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

What to do if I have a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma)?

Removal: You should have it removed by a qualified pelvic surgeon! Good luck and hope that it is benign! ...Read more

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When getting an MRI for a ovarian dermoid cyst, do you need any type of medication?

When getting an MRI  for a ovarian dermoid cyst,  do you need any type of medication?

No: You may be administered a small injection of MRI contrast during the exam but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby. ...Read more

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How much does an 8 CM ovarian dermoid cyst weigh?

How much does an 8 CM ovarian dermoid cyst weigh?

Density matters: Dermoid cysts are made of multiple different tissue types and they're going to be all made up different densities where fat is light and smooth muscle is heavier, which means that depending on the makeup of your dermoid it will vary in weight. 8cm is fairly hefty. Good luck with your surgery. Don't wait; a cyst this large can twist and torse your ovary. ...Read more

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How to deal with ovarian dermoid cyst post menopausal?

It depends: An ovarian dermoid is a benign neoplasm (tumor) that won't spread beyond the ovary, but may continue to grow. If imaging (ultrasound or mri) suggest a dermoid, management may depend on whether there are any symptoms, the size of the tumor, whether it is growing, and whether there is any suggestion that it might be a different type of tumor or cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my mind before having a ovarian dermoid cyst remove?

What can I do to ease my mind before having a ovarian dermoid cyst remove?

What worries you the: Most? Some worry that it might be cancer...It might, but unlikely; that surgery might be 1. Painful, debilitating, and that you might not wake up from anesthesia. Inventory your fears; discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian dermoid cyst on 3/29 went back to work today is lifting heavy things ok or should I continue to hold off?

Had larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian dermoid cyst on 3/29 went back to work today is lifting heavy things ok or should I continue to hold off?

Hold off: You should limit heavy lifting until after you have had your post operative visit with your gynecologist. If you are healing well you will be released to full activity. ...Read more

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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


Dermoid Cyst (Definition)

It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, ...Read more