Hello and welcome to HCM,
I am Dr Nilajkumar a consultant gynecologist and I will be helping you in your queries.
The dermoid cyst
is a non cancerous cyst
of the ovary but has a potential to become cancerous in some cases. It is just like any other ovarian tumor
but its peculiarity is that it has different types of tissues in it like bone, hair, teeth etc. If the dermoid is confirmed, it needs to be removed surgically. The size of your tumor is small and is more likely to be benign [ non cancerous].
The diagnosis can be confirmed by and MRI
pelvis where the origin of the tumor or its relation to the ovary may be visualised. Some blood tests like CA 125, CA 19.9 and AFP, LDH are also used for diagnosis.
The best diagnosis is by a laparoscopy
as other conditions like a calcified colon
or any intestinal mass may also produce similar shadow on ultrasound
So discuss this with your doctor and then decide about future treatment.
Do not worry. The tumor is small and most likely non cancerous.
Hope I was able to help.
Feel free to ask any more queries.
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Have a good day.
Dr Nilajkumar Bagde
Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology