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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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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Gland clogging: Bartholin cyst is a benign lesion of the Bartholin's gland. Usually the pore gets clogged and the secretions are arrested inside causing the gland to swell. It usually requires surgical treatment.
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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Incision and drainag: If the gland is infected and inflamed, the pus in the cyst can be drained using a procedure called incision and drainage. A small stabbing incision is made and a tiny catheter is inserted to keep the gland draining for a few days and have the infection cool off, before the catheter is removed.
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Does Bartholin's cyst bleed?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
They can: Bartholin's glands can become infected. They can then drain infected/purulent fluid and or blood or a mixture of the two. Do you have one? See your doctor.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is chronic Bartholin's cyst?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Chronic : These are chronically infected/inflamed Bartholin's glands - in the vaginal introitus - get swollen, red and inflamed. Usually eventually require drainage or some intervention. If you have not seen a gynecologist you should.
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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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