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What is the role of the Bartholin's gland?

What is the role of the Bartholin's gland?

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.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is an MRI of the Bartholin's gland?

What is an MRI of the Bartholin's gland?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Can a Bartholin's gland abcess cause a defloration?

Can a Bartholin's gland abcess cause a defloration?

Not likely: Typically this is treated with some sort of drainage and/or antibiotics. If by "defloration" you mean the hymen getting disrupted or broken, then it would not happen by the presence of a bartholin gland abscess alone.

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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.

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Why have my Bartholin's glands become itchy and swollen?

Why have my Bartholin's glands become itchy and swollen?

Infection: Bartholin's glands can become infected, usually because the duct that bring the fluid to the surface gets clogged by dead skin cells. Fluid and bacteria build up. Warm compresses may help, but they usually need to be drained by a physician.

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

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.

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How do I know when a Bartholin's gland abscess might rupture?

How do I know when a Bartholin's gland abscess might rupture?

Pain: A bartholin abscess is a surgical emergency. It can rupture and drain to the outside of your body, but could also rupture into the pelvis, which could lead to sepsis.

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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.

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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?

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!

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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

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What is the definition or description of: Bartholin's gland?

What is the definition or description of: Bartholin's gland?

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.

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What are the different outcomes of bartholin's gland removal?

What are the different outcomes of bartholin's gland removal?

Recurrence or scar: These are the two most common outcomes of bartholin's gland cyst removal.

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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.