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A 21-year-old member asked:

I've had a bartholin's cyst. should i expect to have more?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Bartholin's duct cysts are, as name implies, formed where the bartholin's duct exits the body at about 4 and 8 o'clock on the introitus ( vaginal opening). As long as the gland at the origin of the duct continues to secrete lubrication, a blockage leading to cyst formation is possible. If treated, have your doctor marsupialize the cyst..
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly: Once one has a Bartholin's cyst, the possibility of having another one is slightly greater.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

What is a bartholin's cyst?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Benign cyst: A Bartholin's gland cyst is a benign cyst caused by a blockage in the duct of bartholin's gland, in the female vulva. They can range in size from a pea to an egg and can be quite painful. The blockage can be physical, mechanical, infective, etc. Although benign, not sexually transmitted and often painful, they do need to be treated promptly. If you have one, see your doc right away.
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