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Can you get sepsis from a infected bartholin cyst?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Sepsis ?: True sepsis is an unusual complication of an "infected Bartholin's cyst". Generally speaking, the cyst is isolated and causes pain which results in drainage of the cyst and/or a surgical procedure to remove the cyst. The diagnosis of sepsis would include a drop in blood pressure, rapid breathing and heart rate, elevated white blood cells and elevated lactic acid and temperature. Rare for this.
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