Review of Dermoid Cysts

Author: Jay Taylor

Article: The development of dermoid cysts effects everyone equally no matter age, race or gender. Cysts that grow on the scalp, neck or face are usually very visible at birth, but dermoid cysts that grow on the ovaries can obivously only effect woman and are much less visible.

A dermoid cyst usually occurs in the ovaries. These cysts are usually seen in women of childbearing age, from their 20\'s until about age 40, but can occur in women of any age. These complex cysts, which develop from totipotential germ cells, often contain tissue such as hair or teeth, or even bone tissue.

Dermoid cysts can appear on the scalp, face, or neck and on either or both ovaries. They may need to be surgically removed when found on the ovaries if they cause severe pain or circumvent blood flow to the ovaries.

A mature teratoma, otherwise known as a dermoid cyst is a benign type of tumor known to grow in the ovaries. Dermoids are quite common, making up for nearly half of all benign ovarian tumors discovered, but are rarely malignant. Only 1 to 2 percent of dermoid cyst cases become cancerous and most often only in women over the age of 40.

Immature teratomas is another name for cancerous dermoid cysts. The early development of a dermoid cyst is what decide if it will be cancerous or not in the future. Containing all types of tissue found in your body including hair, muscle fibers, sweat glands and cartilage, the make up of a dermoid cyst varies, but in general they usually do not become cancerous. Once the development of hair or other features within a dermoid cyst begins, it is very unlikely it will become a cancerous cyst.

Dermoid cysts can be found on one or both ovaries. They usually can be detected during a pelvic examination. They are usually asymptomatic but can twist or rupture, causing severe pain in either the pelvic or abdominal area. Potential complications can be avoided by removing dermoid cysts that develop in ovaries. If the cyst is not removed and continues to develop, peritonitis may result, which is a painful irritation of the abdominal area.

The most common and telling symptom is abdominal or pelvic pain, which may indicate an ovarian cyst that is either bursting or twisting. In this case, the ovarian cyst is usually surgically removed. A dermoid cyst can only be identified as such as by a doctor and does not usually present any symptoms different from any other type of ovarian cyst.

The symptoms of ovarian cysts are something every woman should be aware of, and any time she experiences these symptoms, she should consult a doctor. Any ovarian cyst that has the potential to turn complex should be watched carefully, and this includes a dermoid cyst. Removing a dermoid cyst has no impact on fertility and will not cause pregnancy complications. Still, patients need to perform good self care post-surgery to keep scar tissue form forming.

Read more free information about ovarian cysts here to Find Out How You Can Cure Yourself of Dermoid Cysts as well as other types of ovarian cysts in a natural way.

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