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A 49-year-old female asked:

I have had a diagnosis of a bartholin cyst. i had it lanced about 9 months ago. at the time the doctor who lanced it said she didnt manage to get all of it because it went too deep. i had antibiotics and was sent home. it never went away and i've been s

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Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Infected?: A Bartholin gland is usually "lanced" when it's infected. This treats the infection, but the gland stays in place, and in these cases there is a very high chance of the gland enlarging and becoming bothersome again (not necessarily infected). The best time to completely remove an enlarged Bartholin gland is when it is not infected, so you may try for a more complete excision at this point.
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