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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does oral sex cause the bartholin's cyst abscess?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Probably not!: Got me there! i din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, weight issues that are far more important!
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Antibiotics: If antibiotics do not work or the gland becomes infected again, then incision and drainage is appropriate.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
I may have Bartholin's gland cyst abscesses. What do they look like?
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
If located at: posterior area of vaginal opening, on right or left side. Could be Bartholin's gland problem.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
What happens if you have an infected Bartholin cysts or abscess and it ruptures?
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Bartholin's cysts: A ruptured Bartholin's cyst if infected will generally still require a minor surgical and perhaps antibiotics, so see your gyn provider for an exam an... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can I use for Bartholin's abscess or cyst if I don't have a doctor?
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Need to see someone: An abscess will not resolve on its own and needs to be opened up and drained. Otherwise, there is the risk of the infection spreading and becoming mor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What kind of doctor sees somebody for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Gynecologist: Gynecologists are trained in the management of Bartholin's cysts and abcesses. These can be treated with minor surgical procedures that can be perfor... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
I believe i have a bartholin cyst or abscess its grown in the last week today the pain is so extreme i can barely walk what should i do?
Dr. Adriana Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Bartholin gland: Bartholin glands can become cysts then get infected and cause some pretty bad pain. I would recommend getting seen by your doctor ASAP or visiting an ... Read More
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