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How can you treat a sebaceous cyst or skin trauma in the vaginal area?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 41 years experience
Have it examined: Lots of things cause cysts. A true sebaceous cyst usually needs excision. Have it examined. Warm compresses help every 2-4 hours. Sitz baths (fill tub with warm water and soak) will help. Skin trauma is different. Can be caused by sex, tampons or infection. If its from sex, use a lubricant during intercourse to keep from drying out. But, really, get it looked at.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
= Bartholin's cyst: This may be a lesion called a bartholin's cyst which should be treated by your gynecologist. It could also be another lesion such as a mucous cyst or other entity.
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
This is treated by surgical removal. This is called surgical "excision" and can sometimes be performed in the clinic, or outpatient surgical center.
Dec 8, 2012
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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