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Causes Of Bartholin's Cyst
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Plugged duct: A Bartholin Gland Cyst forms when the duct that carries fluid from the gland to the outside world gets plugged. The fluid backs up making the gland swell. The gland can also become infected and form a Bartholin Gland Abcess. Best wishes! ...Read more
No: The two may coexist. Nabothian cysts are harmless. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001514.htm. ...Read more
Deep trapped skin...: They are caused by skin surface cells trapped beneath the skin's surface, usually due to minor trauma. These cells continually shed, increasing the size of the cyst (more accurately an epithelial inclusion cyst.) removal is generally a minor surgical procedure, but requires total removal of the cyst wall to prevent recurrence of the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most women have none: Ovarian cysts are common and occur monthly in cycling females. Some women will have some pain, especially if a cyst ruptures and bleeds. Most cysts go away spontaneously. Persistent cysts may be felt on exam or may cause some discomfort such as bloating, pain or if large enough, bladder or bowel symptoms. ...Read more
Many: Small "cysts" of the ovary are common and a normal part of the ovary developing "eggs." at times this process goes haywire and a baseball size or ^ fluid filled cyst and form. Frequently, they "dissolve" and no treatment is needed. However, these patients should see a gyn doctor and be followed since it is possible for these "cysts" to form more serious masses that could need surgical treatment. ...Read more
Congenital: There are usually benign fluid filled sacs that are located in the kidney as a "cyst". Kidney/renal cysts are pretty common. They are congenital, which means they may be inherited or just a result of the process of growth alterations as a fetus from uncertain intrauterine factors. Sometimes they can obstruct the kidney. If you have it on a scan, see a urologist. ...Read more
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