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I noticed a hard lump near my baby's anus. Its not red or oozy and doesn't seem painful. Is it abscess? cyst? should it be remove surgically? Thank yo

I noticed a hard lump near my baby's anus. Its not red or oozy and doesn't seem painful. Is it abscess? cyst? should it be remove surgically? Thank yo

Lump near anus: There are many possibilities. You need to take your baby in for a doctors examination to determine the diagnosis, Then a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I noticed a hard lump near my baby's anus a few weeks ago. Its not red or oozy and doesn't seem painful. Is it abscess? cyst? Pls help. Thank you.

I noticed a hard lump near my baby's anus a few weeks ago. Its not red or oozy and doesn't seem painful. Is it abscess? cyst? Pls help. Thank you.

We could speculate..: ...re: fissures, fistula, abscess, skin eruptions, etc. But the only way to know for sure is to have your local doctor examine your baby. Get him/her checked please so appropriate treatment or intervention can be offered without further delay. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get Bartholin's abscess or cyst, or is it unusual?

Not lots: A bartholin cyst or abscess occurs in up to 2% of women. They are easy to treat with simple drainage, but the more effective treatment is a marsupialization procedure. A bartholin cyst is usually not very painful, but once it becomes infected and develops into an abscess, it can be exquisitely painful. Better to have it taken care of before it becomes an abscess. ...Read more

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How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

I&D: Incision and drainage is the best way to treat a Bartholin's abscess. This should be done by your gynecologist. It can be done in the office or at the hospital. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

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! ...Read more

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I have an abscess or cyst on my face that isn't healing and keeps pussing. How will I know if I have to have the sack removed or not?

I have an abscess or cyst on my face that isn't healing and keeps pussing. How will I know if I have to have the sack removed or not?

See your doctor: It sounds like you need an oral antibiotic and possibly drainage of this abcess. You need to see your family doctor to have this evaluated and treated. In the meantime, use warm compresses on the abcess 4 x daily x 30 minutes until seen by your doctor. If the abcess gets larger or redness spreads, you should go to your emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I use for Bartholin's abscess or cyst if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for Bartholin's abscess or cyst if I don't have a doctor?

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 more serious. Applying heat to the area will help by promoting circulation and possibly cause cyst to burst and contents to drain, but you still need antibiotics. Keep area clean and put antibiotic ointment until you see someone. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Gynecologist: Bartholin's glands are located in the side walls of the vagina. Sometimes they duct that drains the gland can become blocked and a cyst forms. This cyst may then become infected and form an abscess. Gynecologists see these often and they can be easily drained in the office, if necessary. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more