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Gartners Duct Cyst
Don't worry: A gartner's duct cyst is a vaginal wall cyst that is generally harmless (benign). The are usually easily treated by opening and draining, but if it is not causing you any discomfort, it would be worth watching and waiting. If it causes you discomfort it can be treated by your ob-gyn. In either case does not represent anything dangerous or bad, just unpleasant. ...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
Hi, i was diagnosed with a gartners duct cyst, and I have to have surgery, and i was wondering do you have any pain after the surgery?
Vaginal cysts: It's unusual to require surgery for a gartners duct cyst. They are fairly common ; don't normally cause any trouble. In rare cases, they may enlarge ; need to be drained. Most gynecologists have felt hundreds of these cysts during their careers. I would be cautious about unnecessary removal because although the vaginal usually heals very well, it's possible to get painful scar tissue. ...Read more
Possibly, not likely: Any genital surgery can affect the birth canal, however if your gartner's duct cyst was properly removed you should be ok. Please consult with your obstetrician/gynecologist because a pelvic examination is required to answer your question. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
My Gartner's duct cyst doesn't bother me. But my urogynaecologist recommends marsupialisation, saying that the cyst could rupture. How likely is that?
You have to : Trust your urogynecologist because only your doc has actually seen and examined you and followed the course of the cyst. None of the docs here have that information ...Read more
My gynocologist says I have a gartner's duct cyst. I want to have it removed. What are the risks of surgery for this? It's inside pretty deep on wall
Vaginal cyst: The risks for removal of a gartner's duct cyst are minimal. A small risk of bleeding or infection. Small amount postoperative pain. ...Read more
Gartner's duct cyst removal: are any incisions made in the abdomen or do they go in through the vagina? How long for healing? Affect childbirth later?
Remnant of the past: Long before we are born, we have a connection between our bladder and umbilical cord. It's a tube called the urachal duct. It shrivels away and becomes a tiny empty remnant of a duct as a baby develops and matures. In a few people, part of the duct remains and can have some fluid inside it... Which is called a cyst. The cyst may enlarge over time (sometimes get infected). Surgery removes the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gartner's Duct Cyst: A gartner's dut cyst is a cyst (small collection of fluid) that is found in the side-wall of the vagina. There can be one or more than one, of various sizes. These cysts are benign and typically are asymptomatic. If for any reason it bothers you, is increasing in size, preventing you from inserting a tampon or having sex comfortably, it can easily be removed; just discuss with your gyn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroglossal cyst: The cystic cavity may drain its contents to the skin at any time. This in effect may cause it to "shrink" although the cyst itself is still present and the abnormal tissue cavity will likely refill itself. Most of these aren't found until adult life, and most present as infections. This cyst can extend from the tongue down into the neck and must be carefully evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer