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Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

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

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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


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If I have surgery mid pregnancy for my ovarian teratomas, could this cause me to miscarry? Or would i be okay?

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

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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?

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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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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Can i still have babies after being healed, with no surgery of a teratoma cyst?

Can i still have babies after being healed, with no surgery of a teratoma cyst?

Hard to say: The data provided does not provide enough information. Teratoma where? Involve an ovary? Other health status? The best way to get your answers would be to consult with someone that has this information. Other exams and or testing may be needed. ...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 teratoma, you still have it. On the other hand, if you have an ovarian teratoma 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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What causes an ovarian teratoma?

What causes an ovarian teratoma?

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

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Is it common to have more than one ovarian teratoma?

Is it common to have more than one ovarian teratoma?

Not common: This would not be "common" but certainly it can happen. ...Read more

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Are very small ovarian teratomas in teens usually benign or cancerous?

Are very small ovarian teratomas in teens usually benign or cancerous?

Mostly benign: Most dermis cyst are bening that been said due to their high content of fat they make ovaries prone to torsion. Close follow up should be taken. ...Read more

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After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?

After a laparotomy for an ovarian teratoma removal on one side, could a new one grow on the other side a few year later?

Yes: This type of benign tumor is often bilateral, meaning it often appears on both ovaries. Most likely the teratoma was there already previously but was too small to be detected either by ultrasound or on visualization of the ovaries at time of the surgery. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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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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.

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 depends: Good evening,

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

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Is a laparotomy to remove ovarian mature cystic teratoma an inpatient or outpatient procedure?

Is a laparotomy to remove ovarian mature cystic teratoma an inpatient or outpatient procedure?

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

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Gynecologist told me I have an ovarian teratoma, yet she is isn't doing anything except an ultrasound. What is protocol?

Gynecologist told me I have an ovarian teratoma, yet she is isn't doing anything except an ultrasound. What is protocol?

I DISAGREE: 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

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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?

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?

Seek Oncologist opin: Teratoma is a germ cell tumor and by definition is a Cancer, requiring treatment from an oncologist. Seek a second opinion and advice for further treatment or close monitoring. ...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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If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?

If I have ovarian teratoma pregnant is it possible for my daughter to be born with same tumor but more dominant meaning cancer?

No: You baby will not be affected by the tumor directly, however the presence of an ovarian mass can complicate pregnancy and delivery. Please consult with your OB at the earliest to ensure your and your baby's safety. ...Read more

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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 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?

2nd opinion.: Even if you are allergic to one type of anesthesia, there are other options and thus "allergic to anesthesia" is not a justification. Since there are other causes for pain (which you have not specified), you need to consider getting a 2nd opinion for your pain. ...Read more

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Do all ovarian complex cysts require surgery?

Do all ovarian complex cysts require surgery?

No: Depending on your age and the "complexity" of the cyst as well as cyst size, some of these can be managed with serial u/s. The technology of vaginal u/s with color flow doppler and 4d imaging has made diagnosis of ovarian cancers a little more predictable but has also given us the ability to over diagnose normal ovarian changes related to menstual cycles. Good question. Listen to your doc here. ...Read more

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Can I carry heavy load 2 months after having ovarian surgery?

Can I carry heavy load 2 months after having ovarian surgery?

Yes: Depending on type of surgical technique laparoscopic or open abdominal surgery, you should be fully recovered within 2 to 6 weeks, unless you've had complications. If you have not done heavy lifting for a while, ask for help. Start exercising to increase strength and stamina.
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Hi. Is it OK if I eat any meat bcoz I have ovarian surgery 4months ago.thank you?

Hi. Is it OK if I eat any meat bcoz I have ovarian surgery 4months ago.thank you?

Its ok: Meat should have no effect on your ovaries 4 months after ovarian surgery. If meat is part of your normal diet it should be ok to eat it. It is not known to harm your ovaries. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How long it will take internal stitches to cure after a left ovarian removed surgery?

How long it will take internal stitches to cure after a left ovarian removed surgery?

It depends...: On what type of suture material was used and the thickness of the suture. Without knowing the answer to both of those, it's difficult to tell exactly. They may have even used non-absorbable sutures. ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What's the question?: If you have a tumor and don't have it removed it can cause localized damage if benign, and threaten your life if malignant. If all your doctors say surgery is the route to go, then surgery is the route to go. ...Read more