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What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

Bartholin cyst: The bartholin glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina. When the duct that allows the secretions to exit gets plugged or obstructed, then the gland can get enlarged and painful. If it is greater than 2.5 cm in size it can be treated with gentle compresses. If larger and more painful then surgical incision and drainage is indicated. ...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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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Could the bump under my eyelid be an epidermoid cysts (sebaceous cysts)?

Stye/Chalazion: Can be ugly and painful...Need someone comfortable with eye disease to discern whether topical, or systemic antibiotics, or incision is necessary. Er or urgent care. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Can sebaceous cysts bleed?

Unusual: Can bleed if the infection ruptures thru skin but you may want to have it seen to make sure it is just a cyst. If so, a surgeon can excise it for you ...Read more

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Can implantation cause swollen Bartholin's gland?

Can implantation cause swollen Bartholin's gland?

No: If the bartholin gland is swollen then the bartholin duct is likely obstructed. You should see your ob/gyn for evaluation and management. A bartholin cyst can quickly become a bartholin abscess. ...Read more

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What causes an infected Bartholin's gland in the labia minor?

What causes an infected Bartholin's gland in the labia minor?

Infected gland: An infected bartholin's gland can be caused by many different bacteria. These can result is severe pain if left untreated till the cystic structure can enlarge greatly. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Sebaceous cyst inflamed dangerous?

Not really but..: Abx will NOT cure a sebaceous cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands: Eccrine and apocrine ...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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How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

How can you unclog sebaceous glands on the labia minora?

Sebaceous gland: You may try warm packs or sitz baths but excison is usually the only successful way I have ever treated these. ...Read more

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Can a barthollins gland cyst be serious?

Can a barthollins gland cyst be serious?

No, but: it may need some real treatment. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but it's like any other cyst. 1) size, increasing size, discomfort are factors. 2) if it is infected (red, hot, painful, pus) then... needs treatment. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bartholin-cyst/basics/definition/con-20026333 ...Read more

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Do uninfected Bartholin's cyst hurt?

Do uninfected Bartholin's cyst hurt?

Yes: The infection makes the cyst grow bigger streching the wall of the cyst causing pain. ...Read more

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Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Can you get infected sebaceous glands in armpit?

Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may eventually drain. Further evaluation is appropriate with frequent infections in the armpit as some conditions, such as hydradenitis suppurativa may cause this and can respond to certain treatments. ...Read more

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Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"

Hundreds of small, firm sebaceous cysts inside labia minora, normal? read here from a doctor that labia minora is "supposed to have sebaceous cysts"

Yes that can be: A normal variant. Look up sebaceous hyperplasia. See if that doesn't describe your body's appearance. For some women that's normal. Sometimes biopsy is done if the diagnosis isn't certain. ...Read more

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What happens if a bartholin's gland cyst ruptures?

What happens if a bartholin's gland cyst ruptures?

It drains: It should be cultured as it may be infected or sterile and you may need antibiotics, usually if you have a barth cyst , you want it drained before it ruptures, you should go see your gyn or go to the er to be checked. ...Read more

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How common are pineal gland cysts?

How common are pineal gland cysts?

Pineal Gland Cysts: Although the prevalence of pineal cysts in autopsy series has been reported as being between 25% and 40%, MRI studies have documented their frequency to range between 1.5% and 10.8% in healthy adults. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a Bartholin's gland cyst?

What can you do to treat a Bartholin's gland cyst?

Several ways: Often a bartholin's cyst requires no treatment . When needed, treatment depends on the size of the cyst, your discomfort level and whether it's infected, which can result in an abscess. 1- treatment options (sitz baths). 2-surgical drainage. 3-antibiotics. 4-marsupialization if it come back and bother you. ...Read more

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Week ago had symptoms of Bartholin's gland cyst but went away. Am now having same pain on other side. both spontaneously occurred. what could it be?

Week ago had symptoms of Bartholin's gland cyst but went away. Am now having same pain on other side. both spontaneously occurred. what could it be?

Be checked: Some women do get Bartholin's cysts on both sides. Best thing is to be seen. It is usually simple to drain. If the cysts keep recurring or develop abscesses, sometimes an operation is needed to sew them open. It's outpatient and is called marsupilization. Just follow up with your GYN. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens if a bartholin's gland cyst ruptures?

It drains: It should be cultured as it may be infected or sterile and you may need antibiotics, usually if you have a barth cyst , you want it drained before it ruptures, you should go see your gyn or go to the er to be checked. ...Read more

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Can I help a Bartholin's gland cyst rupture at home?

Sitz baths: Sitz baths and moderate pressure to the affected area can help it evacuate. It will be painful, however, to squeeze it, but if you are up to it, then try it. ...Read more

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I got an infected Bartholin's gland cyst. How do I fix this?

See your doctor: Infected Bartholin's Gland cysts can be extremely uncomfortable, at times creating a need for ER visit. This type of infection usually needs to be drained to effectively get rid of the pus buildup. Antibiotics are usually prescribed as well. Women may also need pain medication to get through this. ...Read more

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I have a Bartholin's gland cyst that's recurring usually once a year, will I need surgery?

I have a Bartholin's gland cyst that's recurring usually once a year, will I need surgery?

Bartholins Duct Cyst: If you have recurrence of the same cyst I would suggest a procedure called marsupialization the cyst. Discuss this with your FP or GYN. ...Read more

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10 years, multiple bartholin gland cysts on both sides. Left is now constantly secreting clear sticky fluid. What is happening? I've never seen this.

10 years, multiple bartholin gland cysts on both sides. Left is now constantly secreting clear sticky fluid. What is happening? I've never seen this.

Bartholins: They need to be incised and drained with a catheter placed ,to allow continuous drainage until the cyst is empty, then closure of the opening over several weeks. These cysts can reoccur. If so will need a procedure called marsupialization ...Read more

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When should I seek gyn attention for Bartholin's gland cysts?

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When should I seek gyn attention for Bartholin's gland cysts?

Pain: See your gynecologist if the cyst is painful or increasing in size. ...Read more

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How much time to wait for intercourse after Bartholin's gland cyst?

How much time to wait for intercourse after Bartholin's gland cyst?

After MD re-exam: You must go back to the MD to be certain that the gland cyst is not infected and completely resolved. ...Read more

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I may have Bartholin's gland cyst abscesses. What do they look like?

I may have Bartholin's gland cyst abscesses. What do they look like?

If located at: posterior area of vaginal opening, on right or left side.
Could be Bartholin's gland problem. ...Read more

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If have a Bartholin's gland cyst it is cost to you that you cannot pregnant?

If have a Bartholin's gland cyst it is cost to you that you cannot pregnant?

Bartholin Gland: A blocked or infected Bartholin Gland will not have any role to play in fertility. It would not cause infertility. ...Read more

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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

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 ...Read more

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For the past 2 months I have been getting "more horny without any reasons" & ended with a Bartholin gland cyst for 2 weeks which was just removed.Why?

For the past 2 months I have been getting "more horny without any reasons" & ended with a Bartholin gland cyst for 2 weeks which was just removed.Why?

Bartholin cyst cause: Bartholins glands found between vulva and vagina and produce lubrication when stimulated e.g. during sex. More common in young and sexually active females. ...Read more