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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What is the process of Bartholin's abscess removal?

What is the process of Bartholin's abscess removal?

Abscess:I&D Vs cyst: There is a big difference between an cyst or abscess (which is essentially an infected cyst). The goal of abscess treatment is to drain the collection and resolve the infection. Removal is difficult, painful, and complicated when infected, however prior to infection or once the infection has been treated, then surgical removal is commonly performed of the cyst and is a preferable option. ...Read more

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How does a bartholin cysts and abscess feels on touching????

How does a bartholin cysts and abscess feels on touching????

Bartholin cyst: If a Bartholin cyst is swollen and abscessed it usually feels like rubber ball that is tender. ...Read more

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How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

How to treat a Bartholin's cyst abscess?

I&D: Incision and drainage is the best way to treat a Bartholin's abscess. This should be done by your gynecologist. It can be done in the office or at the hospital. ...Read more

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

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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Does the anesthesia affect on fetus? My wife did an operation for Bartholin's abscess.

Variable: This depends on the age of the fetus. Talk to your anesthesiologist to discuss your wife's case. ...Read more

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I just had a Bartholin's abscess removed surgically and I wanted to know if it's okay to have sex with same guy again?

I just had a Bartholin's abscess removed surgically and I wanted to know if it's okay to have sex with same guy again?

Guy doesn't matter: Bartholin's gland abscesses are not due to sexually transmitted infections. So the partner doesn't matter, just be sure you are all healed up. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Gynecologist: Bartholin's glands are located in the side walls of the vagina. Sometimes they duct that drains the gland can become blocked and a cyst forms. This cyst may then become infected and form an abscess. Gynecologists see these often and they can be easily drained in the office, if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the common age to experience bartholin's abscess?

Bartholins: Bartholins duct cysts are common in women of all ages usually in child bearing years. A common place for an abcess that needs to be drained and treated with antibiotics. The cyst should treated surgically after infection so it does not return, a process caused marsupilization. ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess removal or marsup...?

Bartholin abscess removal or marsup...?

Depends: Bartholin abscess is usually incised and drained at first diagnosis. Recurrence in less than 6 months usually leads to marsupialization procedure. New or recurrent symptoms in the Bartholin's gland after age 40 usually will lead to consideration of removal of the gland, due to increased risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Probably not!: Got me there! I din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, weight issues that are far more important! ...Read more

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How do I know when a Bartholin's gland abscess might rupture?

Pain: A Bartholin's abscess is a surgical emergency. It can rupture and drain to the outside of your body, but could also rupture into the pelvis, which could lead to sepsis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a Bartholin's abscess to bleed a week after it burst?

Is it normal for a Bartholin's abscess to bleed a week after it burst?

Depends: Depending how large the abcess was and what procedures needed to be done it may continue to ooze some blood. However, frank bleeding is not nornal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess drained but am concerned about germs that caused it?

Normal bacteria: A Bartholin's gland abscess is caused by normal skin bacteria most of the time. Once it has been drained, normal antibiotics should be able to clear it up. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia. ...Read more

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