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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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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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Best way to treat a Bartholin's gland cyst? Pierce it?

Antibiotics: If antibiotics do not work or the gland becomes infected again, then incision and drainage is appropriate. ...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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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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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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What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

Bad luck: The vulva and vagina are highly vascular and very glandular structures. Because of this, you may have any number of problems similar to an ingrown hair -- unfortunately, a bartholin's gland may also become blocked and create a cyst. Normally, they keep you moist and you don't even know they're there. Worst case scenario is repeated infection requiring excision. Keep as clean as possible always. ...Read more

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