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Is a needle aspiration of a bartholin's cyst painful?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: If cyst is large, aspiration should be performed. The needle that can be employed should be 22 gauge minimal to get the fluid out. There should be no pain and no needle injection with novacaine. At most topical freezing of skin with ethyl chloride can be used.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Will Feel Better: No, and you should have great relief of whatever pain you have been suffering with the Bartholin's cyst.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2020

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