A 51-year-old member asked:
I have a recurrent, painful swelling at the opening of my vagina, but I don't think it is a yeast infection. What could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Craig Keathley answered
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cyst: Swelling at the opening of the vagina can be a Bartholin's gland cyst. When the duct becomes blocked, fluid accumulates. They can frequently become infected and cause an abscess with tenderness. Treatment usually involves opening the cyst to allow drainage and can be performed in the office with local anesthetic. Consult your physician for further evaluation.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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