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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bartholin's abscess or cyst?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
No: The treatment can depend on one or more of these factors: the size of the cyst, how painful it is, if it is infected, and the patient's age. In some cases, a small cyst can simply be observed over time to see if it grows. In other cases, the doctor can perform a minor procedure in the office, in which a small tube is inserted into the cyst]and inflated to keep it in place.
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 43 years experience
No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia.
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