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causes of bartholin cyst

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Ayman Shahine
31 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Bartholin cyst: Asymptomatic swelling of the labia due to a cyst is uaually "asymptomatic" even with intercourse.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in 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 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bartholin cyst: The Bartholin's glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina. When the duct that allows the s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Bacteria: Ovarian cyst don't get infected by themselves. A torsed ovary that is necrotic/dying can become infected, but most if the time a tubo-ovarian abscess ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: The two may coexist. Nabothian cysts are harmless. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001514.htm.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
A minor surgery: These are usually treated with a minor surgery, where the cyst, and it's entire lining, is removed. This is typically done under local anesthesia.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blocked pore: Blocked pore or hair follicle.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Varies: Can be congenital when skin follicle or pore fails to form or can result from minor trauma when skin pore is scarred close. The result is a gland that ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: Ovaries always produce cysts, and some of them for a reason or another enlarge and cause trouble Drainage of cyst does not cause trouble UNLESS the wh ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Mahoney
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Just occurs.: There is no specific cause for these cyst. They are thought to be present from an early age, and begin to grow if they are stimulated by timing or ho ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Most are functional cysts meaning they are physiologic and will go away without treatment. Of course, there are both benign and malignant cysts that ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Vrabec
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cyst: Genetics, obesity, hygeine. Depends on the area of the body affected.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
32 years experience in Gynecology
Infected gland: An infected bartholin's gland can be caused by many different bacteria. These can result is severe pain if left untreated till the cystic structure c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Usually STDs: A tubo - ovarian abscess or infection of ovary and tube is commonly caused by sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mass in labia: The Bartholin's glands are present deep in the lower portion of the labia beside the opening of the vagina. When a Bartholin's cyst forms there will ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Simple Cyst: It does not cause infertility. It is essentially a cyst originating from the tip[ of the fallopian tube. Sometimes on ultrasound it appears to be an o ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colleen Feltmate
25 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Most women have none: Ovarian cysts are common and occur monthly in cycling females. Some women will have some pain, especially if a cyst ruptures and bleeds. Most cysts ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Pain: Usually the abrupt onset of right or left sided abdominal pain or pelvic pain. The pain is sharp and non radiating. The pain may be improved by the us ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Levy
Dr. Adam Levy answered
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Small "cysts" of the ovary are common and a normal part of the ovary developing "eggs." at times this process goes haywire and a baseball size or ^ fl ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulation : Usually it is ovulation. However, there are several cases where ovarian pathology can occur without ovulation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
36 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Congenital: There are usually benign fluid filled sacs that are located in the kidney as a "cyst". Kidney/renal cysts are pretty common. They are congenital, whi ... Read More

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