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Ovarian Teratoma Seizures
I had a ovarian teratoma/ encephalitis had alot of seizures n now my memory sucks n I dnt think I will be able to attend school will I recover?
Please clarify: These two conditions usually do not go together. Please clarify by providing more information. ...Read more
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
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
Removal: You should have it removed by a qualified pelvic surgeon! Good luck and hope that it is benign! ...Read more
Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?
Depends: It is possible that your surgeon will allow this travel. However this decision is between you and your surgeon, who will know the most about your case and your recovery. Okay to ask this question, take a family or friend with you to your appointment. Be well. ...Read more
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 was diagnosed ovarian teratoma& operated. They removed my left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular mens?
Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common. ...Read more
Mostly benign: Most dermis cyst are bening that been said due to there high content of fat they make ovaries prone to torsion. Close follow up should be taken. ...Read more
After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?
I have a 3cm septated ovarian cyst. At what point/size should it be surgically removed. I have a hx of Dermoid Teratoma/partial oophrectomy.
It appears that you already follow with GYN, so they should be able to tell you when the cyst should be removed. Many times, the cyst is monitored every 6 months to a year for interval increase in size. If the size remains stable over time, there is no need for intervention. Good luck. ...Read more
If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would I be okay?
It is possible: You may have, by some possibility miscarriage, discuss with your doctors risk / benefit. If your doctor is suspecting malignancy you have no choice. Majority of dermoid cysts are benign ...Read more
Not common: This would not be "common" but certainly it can happen. ...Read more
Outpatient....: My sister had this done on an outpatient basis, but it is entirely up to you surgeon who has more details of your case. ...Read more
Gynecologist told me I have an ovarian teratoma, yet she is isn't doing anything except an ultrasound. What is protocol?
I disagree with your GYN assessment and plan
the size of the teratoma might make a difference
teratoma usually benign but no guarantee
there is always the potential for malignancy the size of the cyst will determined the potential cancer
again depend on the size but if it is symptomatic I recommend a laproscopy and excision and pathology ...Read more
Cystic and solid ovarian teratoma (2 month old girl). Total size is 6.9x5.3x3.9cm, solid part is 3.1x2.6. AFP453 (first check), is cancerous?
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
If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?
Did a scan which said I have ovarian teratoma. I have pregnancy symptoms and menses are late two months. Could the scan be wrong? Two +ve hpc
When: Was the ultrasound showing teratoma? Have you had another one since then? You should see your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Ovarian teratoma has not grown in 6 months. It's 2.5cm. GYN is not do anything since I am allergic to anesthesia. Could my pains be bowel related?
Ovarian teratoma/incidental finding pelvic CT 12/14- 47 yo female, sp partial hysterectomy 2010- need to seek urgent GYN care?
Ovary: Yes please see your gyn as soon as possible ...Read more
Stage 4 ovarian ca with no treatment, seizures daily, some pain, SOB, a lot of fatigue what is life expectancy? Has tumor in brain now also
Please see your MD: Why no treatment? With great new advances in chemotherapy and cancer biology even Stage IV ovarian cancer long remission is possible, with pain free good quality life. You are only 60, you will be seeing your children and grand children, stop self diagnosis self out come predictions see you doctor, will refer you to an oncologist and follow the advise ...Read more
Extreme bloating & pain after eating, dx ovarian cysts, pelvic venous congestion, partial seizures. Every blood test normal could it be ovarian tumor?
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
Embryonal tissue: A teratoma is a tumor of tissues comprising different organs such as bone, skin, nerve tissue usually derived from more than one germ layer. The teratomas have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex organs or processes such as eyes, torso, and hands, feet, or other limbs, virtually attempting to recreate a fetus. They arise from embryonal cells in ovary and testis ...Read more
Benign or maligant: 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 the multiple cell types. ...Read more
Germ cell tumor: Teratomas are germ cell tumors. Most are cystic and composed of mature differentiated tissue, such as skin, teeth, and hair. The mature cystic teratoma accounts for most and is almost always benign. It is the most common ovarian tumor in women in their teens and twenties. ...Read more
Tumor of infancy: Sacrococcygeal teratoma or sct is a tumor that normally occurs in infants located at the tailbone. Can be quite large or small. Can usually be picked on prenatal ultrasound. Occurs more commonly in girls and if removed promptly will most likely be benign. ...Read more
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