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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 teratomas, you still have it. On the other hand, if you have an ovarian teratomas 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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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 there 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