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Describe the features of a Bartholin's cyst.?

Describe the features of a Bartholin's cyst.?

Mass in labia: The bartholin glands are present deep in the lower portion of the labia beside the opening of the vagina. When a bartholin cyst forms there will be a mass in the labia in that area. If it becomes infected, it will be extremely painful. ...Read more

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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Describe the features of a baker's cyst.?

Describe the features of a baker's cyst.?

Swelling from joint: Baker's cysts are a result of a weakness in the capsule of the knee joint. If there is cause for increased fluid pressure in the knee (arthritis or meniscus tear) fluid may leak out of the capsule and form a cyst behind the knee. The swelling can come and go. If persistent, addressing the cause (i.e. A meniscus tear) often results in disappearance of the cyst. Surgery rarely done for cyst alone. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a carbuncle.?

Describe the features of a carbuncle.?

Giant pimple: A carbuncle is a skin infection commonly called a "boil". It usually arises from an infected sebaceous cyst. Treatment is to open and drain it - then remove the sebaceous cyst after the infection is gone. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Red-hot,painful lump: Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While more common with lactation, abscesses can develop at any time in a woman's life. Traditional rx often involved surgery, however current techniques favor (repeated) aspiration and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a boil.?

Describe the features of a boil.?

Boil on skin: A boil is a deeper seated skin infection - an abcess cavity which can be quite large and painful. It is more common in younger people. Most boils can be treated with drainage and the use of protective antibiotics. See your general physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Clinical/imaging: Patients can present with signs and symptoms of the abscess and surrounding edema - headaches, nausea, vomiting, weakness, seizures. Scanning - mass on contrast-enhanced ct or MRI scanning. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sebaceous cyst?

What are the symptoms of a sebaceous cyst?

Mobile mass attached: Sebaceous cysts originate within the skin and are therefore attached over the mass. There is a layer of fat underneath the cyst that makes them movable. If the cyst ruptures under the skin, scar tissue forms and can initiate an inflammatory response. This will reduce their mobility and make them more difficult to remove. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Location and type: Benign means it is not a cancer but features would depend on tumor type and location. Need additional information. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bruise.?

Describe the features of a bruise.?

Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bunion.?

Describe the features of a bunion.?

Bump at the big toe: A bunion refers to the bump on the inside of the big toe joint. This usually results from hallux valgus, a deformity of the big toe joint where the midfoot bone (metatarsal) points in towards the middle of the body and the toe points out toward the 5th toe. That position of the bones creates a prominence on the inside of the foot that is the bunion. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast fibroadenoma.?

Describe the features of a breast fibroadenoma.?

"Rubbery" lump: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. They can be found as early as the teen years and are often estrogen-sensitive, growing in response to bcps or pregnancy. On examination, they often feel round-to-oval, well- defined, and rubbery. They also have a distinct appearance on ultrasound and mammography, but can be confused with cancers: when suspected, a (non-surgical) biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bone infection.?

Describe the features of a bone infection.?

Osteomyelitis: When bone get infected we call it osteomyelitis is defined as an inflammation or an infection in the bone marrow and surrounding bone. The disease is classified as either acute or chronic. Bone pain; fever; general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill-feeling (malaise) local swelling, redness, and warmth. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blocked tear duct.?

Describe the features of a blocked tear duct.?

Tearing: A blocked tear duct is most commonly seen in children under the age of 12 months. It typically presents with a watery eye, occasionally with some mucus. Treatment involves massaging the region overlying the duct, mechanically or surgically opening the duct, or simply observing whether it will open on its own. In older individuals, it almost always requires surgery, if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read more

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What do sebaceous cysts look like? How can you describe the appearance of a typical sebaceous cyst? .

What do sebaceous cysts look like? How can you describe the appearance of a typical sebaceous cyst?

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Unless : Unless ruptured, a sebaceous cyst is classically round , well-demarcated, intimately related to the dermis of the skin (i.e., skin doesn't move freely over it), can be of variable size, may or may not be tender depending on whether it is infected at the time, may have a central pore visible over its surface, and usually grows slowly over time or may not change once established. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

What are the causes of a sebaceous cyst?

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 more

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Describe the features of a yeast infection.?

Describe the features of a yeast infection.?

Candidiasis: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bladder rupture.?

Describe the features of bladder rupture.?

Severe abdomed pain: Uncommon. Sudden onset severe abdominal pain after severe blow or crushing injury in presence of a full bladder. Referred shoulder pain can also be present. Bladder is then usually empty + no urine if subject attempts to void. Classically result of a steering wheel injury. Needs urgent attention. Diagnosed by cystogram xray. Patients after bowel bladder replacement or enlargement are more prone. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast lump.?

Describe the features of a breast lump.?

"Different": A breast lump is best defined as breast tissue that feels distinctly different than one's normal breast. Many lumps are just variants of normal "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue, or could represent a cyst; however, some may represent a tumor, which could be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors tend to be rock-hard, non-mobile, occasionally with overlying skin changes. Bottom line: new lump=see dr. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bladder stone.?

Describe the features of a bladder stone.?

Blood in urine: Bladder stones are uncommon. They are usually due to chronic obstruction of the urinary tract. They can produce blood in the urine, frequent and urgent urination, and sudden difficulty emptying or pain while urinating. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a Bartholin's cyst.?

Mass in labia: The bartholin glands are present deep in the lower portion of the labia beside the opening of the vagina. When a bartholin cyst forms there will be a mass in the labia in that area. If it becomes infected, it will be extremely painful. ...Read more

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What is bartholin cyst?

What is bartholin cyst?

Bartholin’s cyst: A Bartholin cyst is a when there is blockage of the Bartholin glands which is a gland in the lower vagina near the opening. ...Read more

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How to cure bartholin cyst?

How to cure bartholin cyst?

I & D or removal: You can have a GYN MD do an incision and drainage but it may return, or you can have the MD remove the cyst entirely. ...Read more

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What causes a bartholin cyst?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Bartholin cyst?

What is the definition or description of: Bartholin cyst?

Bartholin cyst: Bartholin cyst = A fluid-filled sack/ cyst with in the Bartholin's gland. ...Read more

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How do I know if a bartholin cyst is infected?

Pain pus & temp: You will definitely know if there is pain, elevated temperature and/or pus extruding from the Bartholin gland. Usually infected glands make it extremely "difficult to walk: or sit". ...Read more

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Bartholin cyst vs herpes which is more dangerous?

Bartholin cyst vs herpes which is more dangerous?

Herpes simplex: Neither is particularly dangerous, assuming you are referring to topical herpetic infection of the skin or mucous membranes. Comparing degrees of severity makes no sense. ...Read more

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Is a bartholin cyst ever going to go away on its own? Been a golfball size cyst for over a year... painless but.obviously present.

Is a bartholin cyst ever going to go away on its own? Been a golfball size cyst for over a year... painless but.obviously present.

Usually require: drainage. This is minor surgery with insertion of a very small tube to help drain out all of the fluid ( Word catheter). Some physician try to open these with a simple inciosion and drainage. More complex cysts may require more extensive surgery: consult your GYN. ...Read more

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Is a lot of blood coming from Bartholin Cyst/abcess normal?

Is a lot of blood coming from Bartholin Cyst/abcess normal?

If draining: If a bartholin’s cyst ruptures then it will drain. It is usually filled with pus or old brown blood. Consider a virtual visit on Healthtap to confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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Bartholin cyst developed...should I remove it before being pregnant....

No: no does not need removal unless you are having symptoms ( usually pain) ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of a bartholin cyst that has ruptured on its own?

What should I do to take care of a bartholin cyst that has ruptured on its own?

Leave alone: Leave alone and keep the area clean with soap and water - just continue to let the cyst drain ...Read more

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I had a bartholin cyst aspirated 2 weeks ago. It hurts a bit when I get turned on. Any idea what is happening?

I had a bartholin cyst aspirated 2 weeks ago. It hurts a bit when I get turned on. Any idea what is happening?

Healing: As you become sexually aroused, the blood vessels in the vulva and vagina dilate. This can put some added pressure on any injured or healing area. The resulting discomfort in an area of recent cyst aspiration is not at all surprising. It will gradually disappear over the next couple of weeks, perhaps a little longer. If it persists more than 6 weeks, discuss with your doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I believe i have a bartholin cyst or abscess its grown in the last week today the pain is so extreme i can barely walk what should i do?

I believe i have a bartholin cyst or abscess its grown in the last week today the pain is so extreme i can barely walk what should i do?

Bartholin gland: Bartholin glands can become cysts then get infected and cause some pretty bad pain. I would recommend getting seen by your doctor ASAP or visiting an ER for evaluation. They're often treated with drainage and antibiotics, both of which can get you feeling back to normal soon. ...Read more

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I hAve a recurring bartholin cyst and am currently finishing my period. I have just noticed that i have spotting from the cyst. Is this normal?

I hAve a recurring bartholin cyst and am currently finishing my period. I have just noticed that i have spotting from the cyst. Is this normal?

See a doctor: Bartholin gland cysts / abscesses develop in approximately 2 percent of all women. Asymptomatic cysts in patients under age 40 may not require treatment, however, there are a number of vulvar + vaginal lesions that can mimic a cyst / abscess. Although vulvar cancer is rare, especially in a menstruating woman, a bleeding Bartholin cyst requires evaluation by your MD ASAP with a likely biopsy. ...Read more

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I have had a diagnosis of a bartholin cyst. I had it lanced about 9 months ago. At the time the doctor who lanced it said she didnt manage to get all of it because it went too deep. I had antibiotics and was sent home. It never went away and I've been s

I have had a diagnosis of a bartholin cyst. I had it lanced about 9 months ago. At the time the doctor who lanced it said she didnt manage to get all of it because it went too deep.  I had antibiotics and was sent home.  It never went away and I've been s

Infected?: A Bartholin gland is usually "lanced" when it's infected. This treats the infection, but the gland stays in place, and in these cases there is a very high chance of the gland enlarging and becoming bothersome again (not necessarily infected). The best time to completely remove an enlarged Bartholin gland is when it is not infected, so you may try for a more complete excision at this point. ...Read more

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If I had a bartholin cyst that cleared up in 3 days, does that mean I have an STI?

Not necessarily: The best way to know if an STD is present or not is STD testing and GYN MD examination. A benign Bartholin cyst that resolves does not necessarily portend that a STD is/was present. ...Read more

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Bartholin Cyst (Definition)

Bartholin cyst = A fluid-filled sack/ cyst with ...Read more