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Doctor insights on: Fucidin Cream For Bartholin's Cyst

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Bartholin cyst very tiny. No pain, red, itch. Dr noted during exam. Rx'd hydrocortisone cream 2.5% re vaginal irritation. Will cream help shrink cyst?

Bartholin cyst very tiny. No pain, red, itch. Dr noted during exam. Rx'd hydrocortisone cream 2.5% re vaginal irritation. Will cream help shrink cyst?

Bartholin cyst: From a clogged Bartholin's (mucous) gland. May resolve spontaneously, enlarge or require drainage. Cream will not shrink a Bartholin's cyst. Ask your gyn about drainage. ...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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Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better. If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them. ...Read more

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Why have I been prescribed erythromycin tablets and fucidin cream, if it will not cure a sabaceous cyst?

Why have I been prescribed erythromycin tablets and fucidin cream, if it will not cure a sabaceous cyst?

Doctor's decisions: Sometimes a doctor may feel that they can 'get away' with one path of treatment rather than another, perhaps more invasive pathway. For ex., to cut out this cyst might be the most direct thing to do, yet it involves preparing for a small surgery, having you sign a consent form, getting the anesthetic ready etc.-Whereas just prescribing some meds would be an easier route, and 'might' work/might not ...Read more

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What is a bartholin's cyst?

What is a bartholin's cyst?

Gland clogging: Bartholin cyst is a benign lesion of the Bartholin's gland. Usually the pore gets clogged and the secretions are arrested inside causing the gland to swell. It usually requires surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What is chronic Bartholin's cyst?

What is chronic Bartholin's cyst?

Chronic: These are chronically infected/inflamed Bartholin's glands - in the vaginal introitus - get swollen, red and inflamed. Usually eventually require drainage or some intervention. If you have not seen a gynecologist you should. ...Read more

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I have a Bartholin's cyst and need help?

I have a Bartholin's cyst and need help?

Drainage: Usually drainage and insertion of a word catheter is helpful. If there's an abscess, then antibiotics are necessary. With recurrence of the cyst, then sometimes surgical excision is necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a Bartholin's cyst?

What to do if I have a Bartholin's cyst?

Incision and drainag: If the gland is infected and inflamed, the pus in the cyst can be drained using a procedure called incision and drainage. A small stabbing incision is made and a tiny catheter is inserted to keep the gland draining for a few days and have the infection cool off, before the catheter is removed. ...Read more

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Should I get my Bartholin's cysts removed?

Should I get my Bartholin's cysts removed?

Depends: If the cyst is not changing in size, and not causing any pain, they can be left alone. Some people have trouble with them becoming infected, or growing. In rare cases, there have been reports of small cancers in the gland hidden by the cyst, so if it is changing in size, it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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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's glands are present deep in the lower portion of the labia beside the opening of the vagina. When a Bartholin's 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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I've had a Bartholin's cyst. Should I expect to have more?

I've had a Bartholin's cyst. Should I expect to have more?

Not necessarily: Bartholin's duct cysts are, as name implies, formed where the bartholin's duct exits the body at about 4 and 8 o'clock on the introitus (vaginal opening). As long as the gland at the origin of the duct continues to secrete lubrication, a blockage leading to cyst formation is possible. If treated, have your doctor marsupialize the cyst.. ...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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Does Bartholin's cyst bleed?

Does Bartholin's cyst bleed?

They can: Bartholin's glands can become infected. They can then drain infected/purulent fluid and or blood or a mixture of the two. Do you have one? See your doctor. ...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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Does a Bartholin's cyst bleed?

Does a Bartholin's cyst bleed?

Maybe: Bartholin's glands can become infected. They can then drain infected/purulent fluid and or blood or a mixture of the two. Do you have one? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a Bartholin's cyst bleed?

Please tell me, could a Bartholin's cyst bleed?

Yes: Bartholin's glands can become infected. They can then drain infected/purulent fluid and or blood or a mixture of the two. Do you have one? See your doctor. ...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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Do Bartholin's cyst affect pregnancy?

No, if you have: An uninfected cyst- should not have significant impact. Please have your obstetrician evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is a needle aspiration of a Bartholin's cyst painful?

Is a needle aspiration of a Bartholin's cyst painful?

Will Feel Better: No, and you should have great relief of whatever pain you have been suffering with the Bartholin's cyst. ...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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They say I have a vaginal mass. Bartholin's cyst. What is it?

They say I have a vaginal mass. Bartholin's cyst. What is it?

Cyst in a gland: Bartholins gland is normally present at the vaginal opening and some times cysts may develop in the gland. If it is producing a mass you should get it treated as there is risk of the cyst getting infected. The cyst is sometimes the result of an infection in bartholons gland. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of a Bartholin's cyst without going to the doctors?

Can you get rid of a Bartholin's cyst without going to the doctors?

Sometimes: If u soak in a warm bath and take antibiotics it will sometimes shrink or open up and drain, please call your gyn as u will need to do both, if it doesn't go away then your gyn needs to open it up to let it drain and a small catheter can be placed inside for a few days to keep it open and then teh catheter comes out called a wurd catheter. ...Read more

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How much time to wait for intercourse after Bartholin's gland cyst?

How much time to wait for intercourse after Bartholin's gland cyst?

After MD re-exam: You must go back to the MD to be certain that the gland cyst is not infected and completely resolved. ...Read more

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I may have Bartholin's gland cyst abscesses. What do they look like?

If located at: Posterior area of vaginal opening, on right or left side.
Could be Bartholin's gland problem. ...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 are the best antibiotics to treat a Bartholin's cyst that is infected?

What are the best antibiotics to treat a Bartholin's cyst that is infected?

Cyst: I think that if the cyst is inflamed and infected, then an incision and drainage would be the best means to get the situation resolved. Once the cyst is drained, application of mupiricin ointment 3x/day ought to bring a resolution to the problem. ...Read more

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If have a Bartholin's gland cyst it is cost to you that you cannot pregnant?

If have a Bartholin's gland cyst it is cost to you that you cannot pregnant?

Bartholin Gland: A blocked or infected Bartholin's Gland will not have any role to play in fertility. It would not cause infertility. ...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