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What Is Recovery Time After Surgery To Remove A Dermoid Cyst
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
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
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
When having surgery to have a dermoid cyst removed where exactly is the incision made? Will I have a lot of scaring?
Need more info: Need to know where the cyst is, size, etc. Dermoids can be found anywhere. ...Read more
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?
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 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 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
Am 31 years no children I Have a 3.4 by 3.8 cm dermoid cyst on my right ovary is there any alternative other than surgery. And what is the medicine?
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?
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
I have two children. Both were born by c-section. My youngest is 18 months. I have dermoid cyst in right ovary. How long after surgery before ttc?
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
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
1 CM dermoid cyst on my left ovary is it a good idea to try to get pregnant? My doc said cant take medicine and its small do surgery.
7.8 ovarian dermoid cyst nausea urination, bloating and constipation had MRI dr says surgery. Waiting on a call back. Spotting too. Possible rupture?
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
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
Had a dermoid cyst removed in february, can I request further information about the cyst I had removed?
Yes: Ask your surgeon or your personal doctor for the pathological report. ...Read more
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
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
Had a dermoid cyst removed a month ago and it still hurts the same sort of pain, is this healing pain?
Go back: Go back to doctor that removed it for re-evaluation. ...Read more
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
I had my right Overy removed due to a dermoid cyst. What are the possibilities of my left one getting a cyst?
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