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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is a bartholin's cyst something to be concerned about?

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Dr. Elizabeth Chmelik
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: This type of cyst can form when the opening of the duct gets clogged. It is usually not life-threatening, however if over 40, you should be evaluated for possible underlying cancer. If the cyst becomes infected, it can be very painful and may drain on its own. There is a relatively quick procedure that can be done in your doctor's office to help drain the cyst and allow the area to heal.
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Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Not usually: If this is not painful then it's probably nothing to worry about. These can become infected and enlarge so see a doctor if acute changes occur.
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