Recurrence of Dermoid cysts less than a year later
I had a dermoid tumor out in October of 2012 and started having pain again in May of 2013. The pain wasn't constant so I didn't really think of it that much until I had another check up. After my ultrasound this past week, I was told that I had another tumor. This is less than a year since I was first diagnosed and I was told that it could take any where from 10-20 years before another one came back. Does anyone know if this could be a yearly occurrence? I'm only 19 and I do not want to have surgery every year until I have kids. Even then would I have complications have children or would it be unsafe to have children.
Thank you very much!
Talk to your doctor about getting on birth control if you aren't already as it can help with cysts since you won't be ovulating if taking it properly and cysts happen when the ovulation process doesn't go right. You may have difficulty conceiving when you are ready to try or you may not. Only your doctor knows your situation to say for sure which way it will go. Either way, I say make a list of questions for your doctor regarding this situation (gynecologist would be good to consult) and ask them, open a good dialogue to have your fears addressed and hopefully calmed.
Thank you very much. I'm just scared about it happening again. I've been on birth control for 4 years now but I still get regular cysts constantly. I've talked to my GYN several times and this time they said they could save the ovary but I don't know if they could if it happens again in another year or so. I just don't know much about dermoid tumors and I'm trying to gain more information about them before I go back for my next ultrasound.
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