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i have a recurring bartholin cyst and am currently finishing my period. i have just noticed that i have spotting from the cyst. is this normal?

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Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a doctor: Bartholin gland cysts / abscesses develop in approximately 2 percent of all women. Asymptomatic cysts in patients under age 40 may not require treatment, however, there are a number of vulvar + vaginal lesions that can mimic a cyst / abscess. Although vulvar cancer is rare, especially in a menstruating woman, a bleeding Bartholin cyst requires evaluation by your MD ASAP with a likely biopsy.
Answered on Oct 31, 2016

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