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Dermoid Cyst

"Dermoid cysts, also known as teratomas, are common cysts present at birth. They appear when tissues collect under the skin. The cyst may contain hair follicles, fluid, bone, skin tissue, teeth, sweat glands, or nerves. The most common dermoid cysts are periorbital, spinal, and ovarian dermoid cysts. Most people with dermoid cysts do not have symptoms, but symptoms may develop once the cyst grows or become infected. Dermoid cysts are usually harmless, but they do not resolve on their own; they need surgery to remove them.


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How can a 4 cm dermoid ovarian cyst be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I had my right ovary and tube removed during C-section, due to a 4.5 cm dermoid cyst. The cyst was found during an ultrasound scan, five years back. The surgeon said a cystectomy was no possible because the cyst had completely replaced the ovary. Could you p...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me tell you, your right-sided cyst was having benign germ cell tumor that is a dermoid cyst, which is called as a mature cystic teratoma. Such a cyst is filled with cheesy ma...  Read Full »

My pelvic and hip X-ray showed a possible phlebolith. Can it be a dermoid cyst ovary?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a pelvic and hip X-ray to check for arthritis, and it showed a possible phlebolith on the left side. I have a dermoid cyst on that side ovary and have had it for over 20 years. I want to check whether the X-ray reader wrongly interrupted the X-ray. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Mikdat Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is impressive that you realized a dermoid cyst might have been misdiagnosed as phlebolith. Phleboliths are small blood clots in a vein that harden over time due to calcification. They are calcified, usually smaller than the one on your pelvic X-ray. Ovarian dermoid c...  Read Full »

My mother is suffering from sudden seizures and dermoid cyst. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 65 years of age. Since age 28, she had started to get severe headaches, and they worsened day by day. Doctors monitored the reasons but could not find a solution and put her on migraine medications Inderal and told her to sleep. A CT scan was also done, and the results were norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Per your description, your mom has seizures despite two good antiepileptic medications. In such cases: 1. First need to conclude whether her minor seizures are actual seizures or some other thing- like pseudoseizure, conversion, etc. It requi...  Read Full »

Is my ovarian cyst benign or malignant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have consulted three doctors. I have done MRI to investigate the cyst. A 1.3 inch cyst was found during IVF cycle treatment. The doctors were unable to identify the type of cyst whether it is a benign or malignant one. Everyone says that it looks suspicious. I have attached the reports....  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention from when you have started your IVF (in-vitro fertilization) cycle. The procedure has raised the risk of cysts especially causing ovarian hyperstimulation. Please mention wh...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about the mass on my infant's cheek?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 2-years-old. She has a mass on her cheek, it was small a few months ago, but it is getting bigger now. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be a lipoma (fat mass). The treatment is surgical excision of the mass, and a surgical opinion is needed. Kindly answer me the following. Is the mass painful? Any history of injury? When did it appear? Does she have a fever? Revert with the answers. Regards.  Read Full »

How to help my daughter who has a swollen pinhole on nasal bridge?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has had a pinhole from birth on the bridge of her nose. We asked her pediatrician and she said with time it will fade away, but I have been researching because white stuff comes out from the tiny hole. Now she is 4 years and it starts to swell up and it is red and tender, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is definitely a dermoid cyst sinus. This lesion typically presents as a small opening (sinus) at birth and as the child grows the wall lining in the cyst accumulates sebaceous material which can get secondarily infected, resulting in swelling and then a discharg...  Read Full »

What is the reason for a pea-sized bump on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pea sized bump on my penis, which does not go away and is there for the past nine months. It does not hurt. I use an inhaler since I have asthma.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for consulting with us. I have reviewed your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since this is a painless bump, it can be a sebaceous cyst or a dermoid cyst. The only way to treat it is surgical excision. It is a minor operation and can be don...  Read Full »

Please interpret MRI taken for lower abdominal pain and gas problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I have left side lower abdominal pain and gas problem. I need a radiologist to interpret my MRI scan results. The laboratory tests performed was blood test in which CA 125 was elevated to 59.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pelvis reveals (attachment removed to protect patient identity) a well defined hypo-intense lesion in the right adnexa from which right ovary is seen separately, and is likely to be an endometrioma. It shows mild homogenous enhancem...  Read Full »

I have a 4.5 cm ovarian dermoid cyst. When should I go for surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, How long should I wait for surgery with a 4.5 cm ovarian dermoid cyst? I am suffering from medium pain, nausea, and constipation.  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understad your concern. Can you tell me how long you have had these symptoms? And when were you detected with this problem? Desmoid cysts are usually slow growing and cause on and off abdominal pain or symptoms due to compression of surrounding structures. However...  Read Full »

Are fat deposits in ovaries something serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54-year-old female. I bled a drop yesterday, so went to the gynecologist. She examined me and told me that I had cervical polyps. She also asked me to do a TVS. I did it today and she told me that there were fat deposits on my ovaries. What does it mean? Is it cancer? Please ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it does not mean cancer. Normally, there is some fat deposition around the ovaries and it is normal to have. You please attach the report so that I can have look at technical terms used, other organs and specific diagnosis mentioned in the report. Otherwise, from...  Read Full »

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