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A 30-year-old female asked:

I had bartholin abscess twice,the last one was 2yrs ago.this time i had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. why having this?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Recurrent infection: Sometimes some women get recurrent pubic infections that require chronic suppression with hormonal control or antibiotics. It would be worthwhile to discuss that with a doctor and see if you have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Avoid shaving because that can irritate that skin. Also make sure you don't have diabetes or anything affecting your immunity predisposing you to infection.
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