A 26-year-old female asked:
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What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

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Dr. Jose Bolanos
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bartholin cyst: The Bartholin's glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina. When the duct that allows the secretions to exit gets plugged or obstructed, then the gland can get enlarged and painful. If it is greater than 2.5 cm in size it can be treated with gentle compresses. If larger and more painful then surgical incision and drainage is indicated.
Answered on Nov 18, 2019
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keita Sakon
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If the "lump" is gone and there is blood/fluid coming out of a hole if you squeeze, then it probably popped open.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The pus and blood will drain into the vaginal opening if the duct is open.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labial swelling: Bartholin gland infections or cyst produce unilateral labial swelling.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bartholin cyst: Usually we identify Bartholin's cysts visually and use ultrasound for masses we may feel but can not see.

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