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Bartholin's Gland Cancer
Let me explain: They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while bartholin's glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males.
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Well tolerated: Surgical incision and drainage is a common and well tolerated office procedure.
Pelvic MRI: Bartholin's glands are located near the opening of the vagina to provide lubrication. These glands can form cysts or get infected. Mri can be helpful in looking for problems with the glands. Rarely, tumors can form in these glands.
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.
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.
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.
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Yes: It is a common procedure.Get a more detailed answer ›
An infection: Usually has a bad odor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
I have excessive vaginal wetness. I wear at least two panty liners a day. It's there such a condition as an overactive Bartholin's gland?
Sort of: Vaginal secretions come from the Bartholin gland and many places in the vagina. If abnormal causes of vaginal discharge are excluded, but there is a lot of vaginal discharge, the term is "physiologic leukorrhea". This can be due to changes in diet, sexual activity, medication stress etc. Its always best to see your gyn and have it checked out before deciding its normal. Best wishes!
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
Bartholin Gland: They are small pea sized glands located at 5 and 7 o'clock. They help with vaginal lubrication during intercourse. They have the propensity to get infected.See 1 more doctor answer
Recurrence or scar: These are the two most common outcomes of bartholin's gland cyst removal.
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.
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