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Bangor, ME
A 23-year-old female asked:

I have a bartholin's cyst and i'm scared- i read about women having permanent pain during intercourse even after getting help/surgery. is that rare?

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Dr. Sheila Liewald
16 years experience
These can : Be so painful, and repeat. Getting them drained can also leave a scar. Sometimes it's the best way to go, but there are great herbs and baths for this. Sitz baths with lavander, bentonite clay, castor oil packs etc can be used in a bath or topically. See if you can find an herbalist in your area to guide you. Acupuncture can help too-and no, the needles don't go near the cyst.
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Bangor, ME
A 23-year-old female asked:

I have a bartholin's cyst & have been very upset because i hear about women having permanent pain during intercourse, even after help. Is that rare?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 29 years experience
Very unusual.: If a bartholin's cyst is small and asymptomatic then you do not need treatment. If it becomes large, painful or infected then it may need treatment. Most women respond well to simple in office treatments and do not have any lasting pain or problems.
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I underwent a Bartholin's cyst surgery on 27th dec 2012 an till today am cured. I still have problem in walking an sitting. I still puss an bleedin? So
Dr. Camilo Barcenas
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Go back to gyn: Needs to see gyn as i doubt you are "cured" if still havingmpis and blood as well as pain.
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If the cyst: (gland) is blocked again, it can start re-accumulating needing drainage again. If fever or more painful , could be infected.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How much time to wait for intercourse after Bartholin's gland cyst?
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After MD re-exam: You must go back to the MD to be certain that the gland cyst is not infected and completely resolved.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
I have a Bartholin's gland cyst that's recurring usually once a year, will I need surgery?
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Last updated Apr 16, 2014

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