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Aventura, FL
A 34-year-old female asked:

My doctor drained a bartholins cyst by making a little cut into my vagina. it's an open wound and won't stop bleeding. what can i do?

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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Bleeding: Try taking a qtip and pressing it onto the wound with a good amount of pressure, holding it there for 2 min without removing the pressure, while laying somewhat flat. If this doesnt work, your doctor should see you to stop the bleeding with either a silver nitrate stick, a handheld electrocautery tool, or use of lidocaine with epinephrine. Sometimes cold application (ice pack) will help.
Last updated Aug 31, 2016

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