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A 27-year-old female asked:

Good day, i wanted to ask if is there any medication out there in the market that can cure a bartholin cyst? ive had one for about 5 years now. itll sometimes drain on its own but it always becomes big again after sex which is very frustrating

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Bartholin cyst: Warm Sitz baths for 10 min regularly can help keep the duct open and allow the cyst to drain on its own before it becomes a problem. Worst case you may need to see an OBGYN doc to open the cyst and sew the edges open - called marsupialization.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Marsupialization: A Marsupial is a kangaroo which has a "pouch". A GYN surgical procedure by the same name can create a "pouch" and eliminate Bartholin gland cyst recurrences. Talk to your GYN MD about the same.
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A 29-year-old male asked about a 27-year-old female:
Bartholin gland cysts drained at hopistal they swab the fluid do they send that in for testing and what would they be testing for? 14 days ago
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Infections: The cultures are used to determine the bacteria causing the infection. Most check for gonorrhea and chlamydia as well as strep and staph bacterias
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A female asked:
Had a bartholin cyst drained about a 4 weeks ago, the dissolvable stitches are still in there. Can i use a tampon without disrupting them?
Dr. John Gibson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Stiches: Absorbable stiches normally come out before 4 weeks. Should be fine to use Tampon and the stiches could certainly be removed by this point I think if... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
I have an appt in the morning for bartholin cyst. If the Dr. drains it, will she most likely place a cath? I really do not want it to recur.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Placing rubber: tubing (catheter) is one possible option. Many women do fine with home-care and don't need surgical interventions.
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A 29-year-old male asked about a 27-year-old female:
Bartholin gland cysts Drained and swab and the culture came back fine does that mean I am also chalmdyia and other STD free?
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Not necessarily: The swab of the cyst was looking for bacteria only in the cyst (usually staph, strep, or ecoli). Chalmydia and other STD swabs are obtained from insid... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
I was diagnosed with a Bartholin's cyst yesterday. The gp drained it and said there is nothing to worry about. He has put me on antibiotics. Why am I still feeling the lump where the cyst was? Although I have no pain or any noticeable swelling..
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bartholin's cyst: Because he drained the cyst, he didn't excise it. He removed much of the cyst's contents but the actual cyst is still there.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2020

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