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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Usually incision and drainage will suffice
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be seen: have your gyn doc see you and he/she can tell the difference.
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
I & D or removal: You can have a GYN MD do an incision and drainage but it may return, or you can have the MD remove the cyst entirely.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If draining: If a bartholin’s cyst ruptures then it will drain. It is usually filled with pus or old brown blood. Consider a virtual visit on Healthtap to confirm ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
No: no does not need removal unless you are having symptoms ( usually pain)
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leave alone: Leave alone and keep the area clean with soap and water - just continue to let the cyst drain
A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bartholin’s cyst: A Bartholin cyst is a when there is blockage of the Bartholin glands which is a gland in the lower vagina near the opening.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plugged duct: A Bartholin Gland Cyst forms when the duct that carries fluid from the gland to the outside world gets plugged. The fluid backs up making the gland s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bartholin cyst: Bartholin cyst = A fluid-filled sack/ cyst with in the Bartholin's gland.
A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain pus & temp: You will definitely know if there is pain, elevated temperature and/or pus extruding from the Bartholin gland. Usually infected glands make it extreme ... Read More
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