Dermoid cysts treatment

Ovarian dermoid cyst is a bizarre tumor, usually benign, in the ovary that typically contains a diversity of tissues including hair, teeth, bone, thyroid, etc. Dermoid cysts form from a germ cell that is in the ovary and can contain fat, hair, skin, fluid and teeth tissue and glands. These cysts most often grow very slowly and do not become tender unless they rupture. Most women will only have dermoid cysts in one ovary, but approximately 10 to 15 percent of women have ovarian dermoid cysts in both ovaries.

Dermoid ovarian cyst may occur at any age but the prime age of detection is in the childbearing years. The average age is 30. Up to 15% of women with ovarian teratomas have them in both ovaries. Dermoid cysts can range in size from a centimeter (less than a half inch) up to 45 cm (about 17 inches) in diameter. However, a very small percentage of dermoid cysts, about two percent, can be cancerous, or malignant. These dermoid cysts usually occur in women over the age of 40 and need to be removed with surgery.

A medical professional can use a CT scan or MRI to detect the presence of dermoid cysts and will have information on symptom control, treatment options, risks involved and surgery options. Regular checkups and the monitoring of the size and shape of the dermoid cyst may be recommended before any action, such as treatment or surgery, is necessary or taken.

Ovarian dermoid cysts most often do not need treatment or removal, but in some cases they can become inflamed or twist the ovary. This is known as ovary torsion and can cause severe pain and severe blood supply problems. If this occurs, emergency surgery is necessary. Traditional surgery or laparoscopy can be used to remove ovarian dermoid cysts. The larger the dermoid cyst, the more complicated the surgery can be. Larger dermoid cysts create a higher risk for rupture and for the spilling of their contents. Rupture and contents spilling can result in adhesions and more pain for the woman.

Many women go through a lot of trauma and depression because of lack of knowledge about ovarian dermoid cyst. It is important you see a gynecologist if you have any symptoms of cyst like irregular periods, pain in the abdomen and nipple tenderness etc. Once your doctor confirms that it is a harmless cyst, you can then decide how you want to treat the problem.

The recommended conventional treatment for ovarian dermoid cyst is surgical removal. However this removal may not solve the problem. The problem may reoccur. The best way to cure a harmless cyst is to go for a natural treatment that addresses the root cause of the problem. Remedies that work on the symptoms of the problem don't provide a permanent solution.

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