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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to treat a bartholin's cyst abscess?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Antibiotics: If antibiotics do not work or the gland becomes infected again, then incision and drainage is appropriate.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
I&D: Incision and drainage is the best way to treat a Bartholin's abscess. This should be done by your gynecologist. It can be done in the office or at the hospital.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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!

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