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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have an bartholin cyst on my right side of my vagina lip so is getting bigger and it's so hurt wat can l do doesn't have heard can l pop it oh wat can l use?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Try to apply warm compresses (washcloth with very warm or hot water,but not so hot to burn) several times/day. Don’t squeeze/pop it. The compresses may lessen the discomfort and may allow it to safely drain.If you have a fever, redness extending from the area, or it’s getting larger or not improving, please see your doctor. You may need to have it professionally drained and may need an antibiotic.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ungerleider. You should plan to have the cyst removed. Visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bartholin-cyst/symptoms-causes/syc-20369976
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Last updated Oct 10, 2021

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