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What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst?

What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst?

Varies: If the removal is done by laparoscopy then recovery would usually be one or two "down days", but if laparotomy (a larger incision on the abdomen) is performed then expect to not feel great for about a week or two. ...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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Hi doc! I'm due to have surgery this Friday with a removal of a dermoid cyst aprrox. 14 cm and I'm in my 2nd trimester. What's the recovery time?

Hi doc! I'm due to have surgery this Friday with a removal of a dermoid cyst aprrox. 14 cm and I'm in my 2nd trimester. What's the recovery time?

A couple weeks: I'm assuming at 14cm they are doing a laparotomy, so typically you'll be in the hospital a couple days up to 3 typically. Full recovery will likely take 6 weeks, but you will feel much better typically by 2 weeks out. ...Read more

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Hello:) today I found out I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary or by the tube dr says surgery is needed. How fast is the recovery? Vacation april 15th

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Hello:) today I found out I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary or by the tube dr says surgery is needed. How fast is the recovery? Vacation april 15th

Usually quick.: If you are having the dermoid cyst removed laparoscopically, the recovery is fairly quick and most people even return to work within a day or two (minus heavy lifting of course). Expect full recover in 2 to 3 weeks. You also go home right after the procedure, if everything goes well. Speak with your surgeon for more info. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian dermoid cyst on 3/29 went back to work today is lifting heavy things ok or should I continue to hold off?

Had larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian dermoid cyst on 3/29 went back to work today is lifting heavy things ok or should I continue to hold off?

Hold off: You should limit heavy lifting until after you have had your post operative visit with your gynecologist. If you are healing well you will be released to full activity. ...Read more

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Having a dermoid cyst removed larposcopicly. Will there be vaginal bleeding after surgery?

Probably not: Sometimes the stress of going through a surgery as well as general anaesthesia can cause some irregularity to your present cycle. The surgical procedure itself will not cause bleeding, however. ...Read more

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I have a 3-4cm dermoid cyst on each ovary, which cause some mild pain, usually around ovulation time. At what point should I consider surgery?

I have a 3-4cm dermoid cyst on each ovary, which cause some mild pain, usually around ovulation time. At what point should I consider surgery?

I would: Consider getting this done whenever you can. A solid cyst, if it gets a little larger, can twist on itself cutting the blood supply to the ovary. It's called an ovarian torsion and it is a surgical emergency. I just wouldn't wait too long, good luck. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for open surgery on tuesday to remove large dermoid cyst. Would being on day 3-4 of period force postponement of surgery? Thank you.

I am scheduled for open surgery on tuesday to remove large dermoid cyst. Would being on day 3-4 of period force postponement of surgery? Thank you.

No.: Being on your period is not a reason to delay surgery. There is a slightly higher risk of post-operative nausea during one's period; however, that is usually controllable with treatments commonly available. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst last year and had a surgery in removing d dermoid cyst. Part of my ovary was removed. Can I get pregnant again..

I had an ovarian cyst last year and had a surgery in removing d dermoid cyst. Part of my ovary was removed. Can I get pregnant again..

It is possible: If you still have the other ovary fully intact then you will likely be able to get pregnant again. ...Read more

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Post surgery dermoid cyst bruising and fever normal?

Post surgery dermoid cyst bruising and fever normal?

Bruising: Is normal. Red, hot skin at the site or discharge is not. If present get it checked out. Generalized fever of your body could just be a cold or flu if other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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My daughter, 7 months, has a small dermoid cyst on her right temple. Does she have to have surgery or is there a safer way to check if its benign?

My daughter, 7 months, has a small dermoid cyst on her right temple. Does she have to have surgery or is there a safer way to check if its benign?

Dermoid Cyst: To remove a dermoid cyst, the doctor will clean the area over which the cyst is located, inject a local anesthetic, and make an incision directly over the cyst and attempt remove it completely. ...Read more

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7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe? Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe? Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

Second opinion: Hard to know, as there are multiple unknowns for your case. However, it is always okay to get a second opinion. Your regular doc will help you. Take a family or friend with you and ask questions, take notes. You will learn a lot and be better able to make informed decision about your care. Be well. ...Read more

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I am 35 yrs old and I have a dermoid cyst and my period is irregular. Is there any other way to get rid of this cyst other than surgery?

I am 35 yrs old and I have a dermoid cyst and my period is irregular. Is there any other way to get rid of this cyst other than surgery?

Nope....: Unfortunately, you need surgery to remove the cyst. A dermoid cyst is a cystic teratoma that contains developmentally mature skin complete with hair follicles and sweat glands, sometimes clumps of long hair, and often pockets of sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, teeth, eyes, cartilage, and thyroid tissue. Because it contains mature tissue, a dermoid cyst is almost always benign. ...Read more

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Could Mirena (levonorgestrel) be the cause of a baseball sized dermoid cyst? Only appeared 5 months after insertion and Ultrasound for placement. Surgery scheduled.

Could Mirena (levonorgestrel) be the cause of a baseball sized dermoid cyst? Only appeared 5 months after insertion and Ultrasound for placement. Surgery scheduled.

Not likely: Dermoid cysts grow very slowly, and it started WAY before 5 months. You are very fortunate in that you had an ultrasound that incidentally discovered this before it caused problems. ...Read more

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7.8 ovarian dermoid cyst nausea urination, bloating and constipation had MRI dr says surgery. Waiting on a call back. Spotting too. Possible rupture?

7.8 ovarian dermoid cyst nausea urination, bloating and constipation had MRI dr says surgery. Waiting on a call back. Spotting too. Possible rupture?

Doubt it: Your symptoms are unlikely related to the dermoid. These don't rupture but can twist the ovary and cause acute pain. Your symptoms don't sound like that though. ...Read more

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I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

A few days: If all goes well, you should be able to do your usual functions in 2-3 days. Do discuss the matter with your doctor so that s/he may advice about avoiding some activities that may be in your routine, for a few days more.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Dermoid cyst removal in 2 weeks-what to expect for recovery?

Dermoid cyst removal in 2 weeks-what to expect for recovery?

Quick healing: A dermoid cyst is a saclike growth that is present at birth. It contains structures such as hair, fluid, teeth or skin glands that can be found on or in the skin. They grow slowly and are not tender unless ruptured. Surgical removal is performed when a cyst becomes painful or inflammed. Or begins enlarging. If ovarian in origin, laparoscopic resection is employed and recovery is fast. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid cyst become cancerous if not removed?

Can a dermoid cyst become cancerous if not removed?

Yes but rare: Majority of dermoid cysts of ovary are benign, 1% - 2% of the can transform to malignancy usually squamous cell type. ...Read more

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Can you get a dermoid cyst removed without affecting the ovary?

Can you get a dermoid cyst removed without affecting the ovary?

Usually not: A dermoid ovarian cyst usually involves a substantial amount of the ovarian composition and even if it is partially resected, if any is left behind then it will recur. Most md's remove the ovary in its' entirety. This cyst has epithelial (ectoderm) derived elements like hair and teeth contained therein. ...Read more

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How likely is a dermoid cyst going to be cancerous? Just had one removed

How likely is a dermoid cyst going to be cancerous? Just had one removed

1-2%: It is rare for a mature cystic teratoma (dermoid cyst) to become cancer but there is a 1-2% risk associated. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a dermoid cyst removed? Did it really hurt if they spilled the liquid in it?

Has anyone had a dermoid cyst removed? Did it really hurt if they spilled the liquid in it?

Well....: I'm male and a physician, so I've not had one removed myself. I've removed many in the last 20 years, and the reports from the patients (women) of recovery pain are no different than the other 100-200 cases per year I do. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Hello, I have a dermoid cyst on my ovary and the size is 2.8x 2.6x 3.1. Is this big enough to get removed?

Mature teratoma: It does not require removal at this size, although dermoids will need to be removed at sometime in the future. It is a benign tumor that can grow quite large over years, and is much more easily removed when small to mid-size. They do not "go away on their own." Many Gyn surgeons would remove it for you at this size: discuss with doctor you trust what's best for you. Good wishes ...Read more

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I had my right Overy removed due to a dermoid cyst. What are the possibilities of my left one getting a cyst?

I had my right Overy removed due to a dermoid cyst. What are the possibilities of my left one getting a cyst?

Increased: Once you have a dermoid cyst in one ovary, you are at increased risk to get another dermoid cyst. You do not need to get your ovary removed for a dermoid cyst. They can just remove the cyst and leave the rest of the ovary in most cases. ...Read more

Dermoid Cyst (Definition)

It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, ...Read more