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What Causes A Dermoid Ovarian 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
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
Dumb luck: About 1% do it and this is a reason to have them removed beforehand. ...Read more
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
I was operated 2 yeard before cause of dermoid ovarian cyst of 7×8cm in right ovary.Ovaries r saved.Me worried its bn a reason of infertility?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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