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A 24-year-old female asked:

Does bartholin cyst just go away in time ?? does abscesses go away in time?? can i put it cold compress ??

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm compresses are better than cold to help the cyst drain. Bartholin's gland cysts sometimes go away on their own but sometimes they have to be surgically drained and packed in order to heal up. Any abscess that does not drain fully may need to be surgically opened and drained to resolve. If it is not resolving with warm soaks and compresses see a doctor.
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