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A gyno diagnosed that i have a bartholin's cyst it's been painful five days now anti bioticts don't seem to help. will a salt bath help reduce the size?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Temporarily: A Bartholin's gland cyst can be a real hassle. They may respond to antibiotics, but persistent lesions may require a surgery to definitively remove them.
Dr. Nadini Verma
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Heat to the cyst either by a sitz bath , bath in really warm water, may help release the fluid collection inside the cyst . If this is getting bigger despiteall of this , please see your gyn again , draining this will give you immediate relief.

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