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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened. ...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 causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

I just found out that I have a dermoid ovarian cyst about 6cm by 5cm could this cause back and belly pain?

Yes: I would think the answer is yes but what did your doctor have to say? Is removal recommended? ...Read more

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Can large dermoid ovarian cyst cause mood issues? Hostility, sadness, mood swings. I'm otherwise well-medicated and seen by a psychiatrist.

Can large dermoid ovarian cyst cause mood issues? Hostility, sadness, mood swings. I'm otherwise well-medicated and seen by a psychiatrist.

Highly unlikely: If you are experiencing mood swings, hostility, and sadness, you should see your psychiatrist as soon as possible. It is more likely that you need an adjustment in your psychiatric medications and/or more intensive counseling and/or close monitoring by your psychiatrist. It is possible that the knowledge of having large dermoid cyst could affect your mood. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst go away on its own?

No: Dermoid cysts are new growths, not physiological, so spontaneous resolution will not occur ...Read more

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Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Can a dermoid ovarian cyst grow due to a bad diet?

Dermoid: Dermoids or teratomas are a tumor of the germ cells or eggs in the ovary. A very poor diet or poor nutritional status could affect your body's natural ability to stop the growth of tumor cells. ...Read more

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What should be done for a 13cm dermoid ovarian cyst?

What should be done for a 13cm dermoid ovarian cyst?

Remove: It needs to be removed soon, at 13 cm it is a risk for rupture or torsion. Dermoids never go away without surgery, talk with your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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If a dermoid ovarian cyst bursts what could happen?

If a dermoid  ovarian cyst bursts  what could happen?

Pain, adhesions.: A dermoid cyst is full of a oil like substance and often hair and other debris that can cause a lot of internal irritation/inflammation. This can lead to something called adhesions, where the internal organs stick together. All of this will cause immediate pain. If the rupture is during surgery, and rapid suction/cleanup is performed, the results are usually very good. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more