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A 30-year-old female asked:

Lymphedema on the loose skin of the labia after vulvar abscess surgery. it looks like a bartholin cyst but painless. how can i make it shrink?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Heat packs and time: Healing is promoted by blood flow which can be enhanced with warmth and continued good health and exercise. Don't smoke and give it some time. Your body will reabsorb the fluid. Some compression to the area or a pillow to lift your bottom when you're sleeping may help the fluid travel back up. Good luck!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I think I have a bartholin's cyst. But it says there, one of the symptoms is fever and im not experiencing it. The lump is on my labia majora.
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
It doesn't appear to be a bartholins cyst based on what you are saying. It may be an ingrown hair perhaps.
Mar 14, 2013
Last updated Jan 25, 2018

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