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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Sulphate Paste Bartholin's Abscess

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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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What can I use for Bartholin's abscess or cyst if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for Bartholin's abscess or cyst if I don't have a doctor?

Need to see someone: An abscess will not resolve on its own and needs to be opened up and drained. Otherwise, there is the risk of the infection spreading and becoming more serious. Applying heat to the area will help by promoting circulation and possibly cause cyst to burst and contents to drain, but you still need antibiotics. Keep area clean and put antibiotic ointment until you see someone. ...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 had bartholin abscess twice, the last one was 2yrs ago. This time I had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. Why having this?

I had bartholin abscess twice, the last one was 2yrs ago. This time I had a vulvar abscess growth close to my bladder 5 days ago. Why having this?

Recurrent infection: Sometimes some women get recurrent pubic infections that require chronic suppression with hormonal control or antibiotics. It would be worthwhile to discuss that with a doctor and see if you have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Avoid shaving because that can irritate that skin. Also make sure you don't have diabetes or anything affecting your immunity predisposing you to infection. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get Bartholin's abscess or cyst, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get Bartholin's abscess or cyst, or is it unusual?

Not lots: A Bartholin's cyst or abscess occurs in up to 2% of women. They are easy to treat with simple drainage, but the more effective treatment is a marsupialization procedure. A Bartholin's cyst is usually not very painful, but once it becomes infected and develops into an abscess, it can be exquisitely painful. Better to have it taken care of before it becomes an abscess. ...Read more

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Do I need to put or do anything after my bartholin's abscess burst on it own? If yes, what?

Soap and water: Usually Bartholin's abscesses begin to get better after they rupture and spontaneously drain. Wash with soap and water. If it returns, becomes red, inflamed and painful or if you develop fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Bartholin cyst just go away in time?? Does abscesses go away in time?? Can I put it cold compress??

Warm compresses: Warm compresses are better than cold to help the cyst drain. Bartholin's gland cysts sometimes go away on their own but sometimes they have to be surgically drained and packed in order to heal up. Any abscess that does not drain fully may need to be surgically opened and drained to resolve. If it is not resolving with warm soaks and compresses see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Bartholin's abscess or cyst until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Bartholin's abscess or cyst until I can see a doctor?

NO, NO: The treatment can depend on one or more of these factors: the size of the cyst, how painful it is, if it is infected, and the patient's age. In some cases, a small cyst can simply be observed over time to see if it grows. In other cases, the doctor can perform a minor procedure in the office, in which a small tube is inserted into the cyst]and inflated to keep it in place. ...Read more