Unborn twin? Doctors remove tumor with teeth and hair growing from woman’s ovary

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Dermoid cysts occur when tissue builds up under the skin. These cysts can contain hair, teeth or nerves and usually appear at birth.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jaimi Conwell, who has followed various diets and workouts over the years, hasn’t lost weight despite her best efforts; ironically, she gained weight rapidly.
  • Later, she started experiencing strange symptoms like feeling nauseous when bending over to tie her shoelaces.
  • She had her blood count checked to make sure everything was normal and during the tests a massive tumor in her abdomen was discovered in her right ovary weighing 20 pounds and it was believed she was taking in all the nutrients she was taking. consumed to grow.

New Delhi: In a fitness-centric world, where a lot of people are focused on trimming down their birth costume to the best frame possible – weightloss is of paramount importance. While some manage to achieve the desired feat, there are many who struggle a lot. In a case recently reported on Mirror.co.uk, 28 Jaimi ConwellWeight loss struggles came to light and the underlying reason was shocking. Usually, the inability to lose weight is blamed on insufficient effort, poor diet, hidden calories, sedentary lifestyle, poor metabolism, and sometimes even diabetes. In this case, it was a 20-pounder tumor in the ovary with teeth and hair growing inside.

How was Jaimi Conwell’s tumor detected?

Jaimi Conwell, who has followed various diets and workouts over the years, hasn’t lost weight despite her best efforts; ironically, she gained weight rapidly. Later, she started experiencing strange symptoms like feeling nauseous when bending over to tie her shoelaces. She had her blood count checked to make sure everything was normal and during the tests a massive tumor in her abdomen was discovered in her right ovary weighing 20 pounds and it was believed she was taking in all the nutrients she was taking. consumed to grow.

That wasn’t where the nightmare ended – the tumor was also growing teeth and hair. Doctors recommended removing the ovary – and despite misgivings, she went through the procedure and went back to her workout and diet regimen to lose weight and lost 103 pounds in a year.

What was the tumor (according to Jaimi)?

Although doctors failed to confirm the root cause of the tumor, Jaimi said she believed her mother may have conceived twins when she became pregnant with her daughter. The fetus may then have turned into the growth found in her right ovary – this was because twins ran in the family.

What was the tumor that Jaimi Cornwell was battling (according to doctors)?

In an interaction with Times Now Digital, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, IVF specialist and director of the Advanced Fertility and Gynecology Center, confirmed that it could be a case of dermoid cysts.

“Sometimes there are cases where T cells mean cells that have the potential to divide into any cell in the body stay in the ovary, and they start dividing into different cells, such as sebaceous tissue. hair and the guy. It’s called Dermoid. And these women complain of abdominal pain and swelling because of the enlarged ovarian mass, which contains the cyst. Usually these are young women and a cystectomy, which means only removal of the cyst can be done,” Dr. Banerjee said.

“Care must be taken while removing the cyst that tissues like sebaceous mucus, hair and teeth do not spill into the abdominal cavity. Otherwise, it can lead to something called peritoneal ism. Some doctors or surgeons prefer remove the entire ovary and leave the only normal ovary.So if the ovaries are removed, the other healthy ovary can continue to ovulate and the woman can become pregnant.Normally, these tumors are benign, which means that they are not cancerous. They are cancerous in approximately less than 2% of tumours,” concluded the expert.

Dr. Gandhali Deorukhkar, consultant gynecologist at Wockhardt Hospital, also supported the advice and shared some additional information about the disease, its treatment and health risks.

“Dermoid cysts occur when tissue builds up under the skin. These cysts can contain hair, teeth, or nerves and usually appear at birth. Dermoid cysts often form on your head and neck, but can also be in your ovaries, on your spine, or elsewhere in your body. Although they are usually harmless, doctors often remove these cysts with surgery. The surgeon may do minimally invasive surgery (ovarian cystectomy) to remove the cyst without removing your ovary. If the cyst is large, you may need to remove both your ovary and the cyst. It can cause hormonal imbalance, painful or heavy irregular periods,” Dr. Deorukhkar explained.

Can the removal of the cyst and the ovary lead to infertility?

Dr. Deorukhkar has debunked this myth and shared a word of relief with everyone. She explained that if a patient needs to have the ovary and cyst removed, ovulation can occur from the other ovary and a baby can still be conceived.

“If the cyst and ovary are removed, ovulation can occur from the other ovary. If left untreated, this condition can lead to a lot of pelvic pain or sometimes ovarian torsion. They are benign cysts and do not undergo malignant transformation. It is possible to get pregnant even after removal of the dermoid cyst,” she concluded.

Warning: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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