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Doctor insights on: Bartholin Vaginal Gland Inflammation

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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! ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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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. ...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 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 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more