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Doctor insights on: Sebaceous Cyst Risk Factors

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Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparotomy is performed, recurrence would be very unlikely, though it's a bigger and more difficult procedure for the patient. ...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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Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Following sebaceous cyst surgical removal can other cysts occur?

Information: Sebaceous cysts occur relative to sebaceous glands which exist more in some areas than others such as the face, scalp, groin, and armpits. Removal of one cyst does not preclude getting another. Some people have many of them close together. ...Read more

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Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous? Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure

Could a hx of abnormal paps, high risk HPV, increase risk of ovarian cysts being cancerous?  Lg cysts 4-7 cm, frequent urination, severe pain/pressure

No increased risk: Unlike cervical, anal, and vulvar cancer, ovarian cancer is not caused HPV, and there is no evidence that the risk of overian cancer is any higher in women with HPV, either high or low risk types. Presumably you're in the care of a gynecologist for the ovarian cysts. Continue to follow up as directed and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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What increases my risk for ruptured ovarian cysts?

What increases my risk for ruptured ovarian cysts?

Risk of rupture: Many possible reasons for pathological cyst rupture, but significant and catastrophic ruptures are uncommon. Basically the larger the cyst the greater the risk; 2 cm cysts are unlikely, 6 cm cysts and up are very risky. Trauma is the other big risk factor; if ovaries are enlarged above about 5 cm, even intercourse and pelvic exams may risk rupture. ...Read more

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How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

6 cm?: I'm not an ob/gyn, but i seem to think that 6 cm is large enough to warrant a procedure. I'm going to defer final answer to my ob/gyn colleagues out there that can answer more definitively. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Yes: Both kinds of ovarian cysts decrease the ability to spontaneously ovulate and therefore get pregnant. ...Read more

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Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Women who have previously had benign serous cystadenoma are at a greater risk of developing further overian cancer on same ovary ?

Not exactly: Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary .That side or other side. ...Read more

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What are the ovarian cyst removal surgery risks?

Many but rare: Surgery for an ovarian cyst today is very safe and complications are rare. As with any operation risks related to ansthesia, blood loss, damage to surrounding structures and infection do happen -but are uncommon. Some loss of ovarian tissue is common but usually not consequential. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst of size 5cm is dangerous?

Ovarian cyst of size 5cm is dangerous?

Unlikely: If pain persists a follow up usg would be recommended. ...Read more

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Grey discharge,? Ovarian cyst or cancer related?

Grey discharge,? Ovarian cyst or cancer related?

Unlikely: Ovarian tumors oand cycsts do not cause any vaginal discharge as there is no direct connection. Go see a gynecologist if the discharge is excessive and bothers you. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor ?

Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor ?

Why do you ask?: Cancer very rarely arises in these. If you have one that you would like removed, go ahead and it won't be a source of further worry. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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Could a cyst on right ovary lead to a higher incidence of ovarian cancer or polycystic disease?

Could a cyst on right ovary lead to a higher incidence of ovarian cancer or polycystic disease?

Cysts vs. CA: Ovarian cysts are quite common if ovulating and rarely produce cancer. However, persistent cysts need evaluation via exam or ultrasound to be certain. Polycystic ovaries are also non-cancerous with obesity, anovulation and hair growth as symptoms. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts after treatment of ovarian cancer, help?

Ovarian cysts after treatment of ovarian cancer, help?

May be normal: Cysts are what ovaries make "for a living". An ovarian cyst, by itself, does indicated ovarian cancer. The reason for the cyst should be evaluated if it is persistent. Continued followup with the treating physician for ovarian cancer is indicated. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal: indications, risks, alternatives?

Ganglion cyst removal: indications, risks, alternatives?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Sebaceous Cyst (Definition)

Sebaceous cyst develop when the drainage is blocked and then it keep enlarging due to sebum forming. It may ...Read more