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does oral sex cause the bartholin's cyst abscess?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not!: Got me there! i din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, weight issues that are far more important!
Answered on Dec 8, 2017
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