I have a question. I was diagnosed with two very large dermoid cysts (on both ovaries) almost one year ago. I had a laparotomy to remove the cysts and recovered with no problems. Here I am a year later and am experiencing the EXACT same pain that I felt when I went in last year to find out what was wrong which lead to the discovery of the dermoids. My pain is very similiar to a bladder infection; however, the doctor ran a urine test and it came back normal. She now has referred me for a Renal Ultrasound which is different from the Pelvic Ultrasound that I had to discover the cysts. Has anyone ever had a dermoid return so quickly or ever? Or has anyone ever heard of the little monsters returning? I just can't imagine that only a year later I would have another one. But the symptoms are so similiar. Please let me know...thanks!
The cysts that have been removed do not return; however, more dermoids can indeed form. It is my understanding that this unwanted development is rare. It is possible that this has happened to you. In my case, I too felt as if I had developed another endometrioma about one year after the removal of that cyst (along with my left ovary). Instead, I had two normal, functional cysts on my remaining ovary, and these did resolve on their own.
Has your doctor performed another ultrasound to check for cysts?
Whoa...Daisy, I really thought it was impossible to come back this quickly but your story makes it more real. I go in tomorrow for an ultrasound and am so nervous. Have you had children? Is the doctor only removing one ovary? I haven't started my family yet but after all this, my husband and I are considering expediting the process since I've had female issues. Was your doctor surprised when you discovered the dermoid came back? Because mine acted like it was impossible or something.
I have also been wondering if dermoids can return. I had a fist sized dermoid spontaneously rupture back in 1989. (I didn't know that I had it, as I hadn't been to the gyn in years.) It ruptured in the middle of the night at the onset of my period. I thought I was just having really bad cramps,(always had cramps with period)and had very severe cramps the previous month. I didn't want to miss work the next day so I pushed though the incredible pain with ibuprofen. I could barely walk upright, couldn't eat, was obviously miserable. I stayed home the next day to wait and see and my husband convinced my to go see a doctor. The pain had radiated to my upper abdomen so I was able to get in to see my gasto. He was puzzled, it was late, so he referred me to the ER. The hospital was right next to the doc's office. I could barely walk there. To make a long story short, I had a very lousy, self service experience at the ER. At about 1:00 a.m., after X-rays, Ultrasound, CATscan, the ER chief said it must be some "darn" female promblem as there was a lot of fluid around my left ovary. There wasn't a Gyn on staff that night. It was 2:00 a.m. before I was in a room and administered morphine for the pain. I opted to transer to my gyn's hospital the next day where he performed exploratory lap surgery. I had developed peritonitis, (gangrene) and was apparently the talk of the operating room. My docotor said I could have died one more day like that. I was my doctor's first dermoid and this nasty presentation nonetheless. He'll never forget me. My point is I don't understand this wait and see approach at times. They don't know your pain, no one does but you. My lesson is to not ignore my pain anymore. I've recently had doctors and family question my recent pains and suggest things may be in my head. Can't begin to express this feeling of frustration. I agree with the others to find a compassionate healer. Doctor's need to agree with the mind/body healing connection and see the individual they are treating. My prayers for your answers and peace.
I had the same the same surgery you did last year. I went in about a month ago for my yearly, happened to mention a few of the early symptoms were back, thought maybe I was just still a little sensative and sore from something else. I went in to have the internal ultrasound and they found a dermiod in the same ovary, it was bigger than the last one already, and my ovary is smaller from the first surgery. I am scheduled to have the cyst and my ovary removed on the 8th... I guess some peoples bodies just keep reproducing them, they told me it is rare, but if they remove the ovary that should take care of it. I am a little nervous, but as you are aware if the symptoms and the pain go away for good.. it is worth it! GOod luck.. keep us posted!
I had a HUGE dermoid cyst and my left ovary removed almost 11 years ago when I was in high school. I had my right ovary scraped due to smaller cysts. I've been to regular doctors since then for pap's but don't recall any other tests being done. How often have you all been checked and what tests have been ran?
In 1979 at the age of 17 i had a hysterectomy, which they removed everything but my right ovary. In 2008 i started to get lower back pain. so i went to my doctor who ordered a vaginal ultrasound and found i had a large dermoid CYST. Had surgery to remove it, it was large so the doctor had to remove my right overy. So now i have no ovary left. Well its been a year and a half and i am now filling the same pain i had before surgery. Does anyone know can i still get dermoid cysts without female organs. please let me know. thanks Lori A
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