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How do I know if a bartholin cyst is infected?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - how long does it take to heal after an infection? Pain is grave...

Bartholin cyst - how long does it take to heal after an infection? Pain is grave...

Bartholins cyst: Bartholins cysts take up to two weeks to heal. It will get better faster once it opens and drains and this often requires a doctor to make an incision. If you want to avoid that I would sit in warm water 2-3 times a day for 20 min and use warm compresses. I'm sorry, they can be quite painful. ...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??

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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How to get rid of uninfected bartholin cyst that gets larger after sex but decreases size after 24 hrs. But never completely goes away?

How to get rid of uninfected bartholin cyst that gets larger after sex but decreases size after 24 hrs. But never completely goes away?

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. There a few surgical techniques that can be used to drain the cyst. ...Read more

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Had a bartholin cyst drained about a 4 weeks ago, the dissolvable stitches are still in there. Can I use a tampon without disrupting them?

Stiches: Absorbable stiches normally come out before 4 weeks. Should be fine to use Tampon and the stiches could certainly be removed by this point I think if they bother you. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? What's the difference? There's no pain but I don't see no hair that could be in it?

I'm wondering if I have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? What's the difference? There's no pain but I don't see no hair that could be in it?

R/O BARTHOLIN CYST: It sounds like you may be describing inflammation of the BARTHOLIN gland just outside the vagina. This can result in cyst formation and abcess. You need a full exam /labs/STD SCREEN. You may require antibiotics and potential a surgical procedure please get prompt evaluation By internist or gyn. ...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?

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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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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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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I have an appt in the morning for bartholin cyst. If the Dr. Drains it, will she most likely place a cath? I really do not want it to recur.

I have an appt in the morning for bartholin cyst. If the Dr. Drains it, will she most likely place a cath? I really do not want it to recur.

Placing rubber: Tubing (catheter) is one possible option. Many women do fine with home-care and don't need surgical interventions. ...Read more

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Bartholin cyst occur for me quite often around period. Can I do Epsom salts before and after period to prevent?

Bartholin cyst occur for me quite often around period. Can I do Epsom salts before and after period to prevent?

You can: You can do it and if it helps its great. If it continues to recurr several times in a year, you may need a surgery where they can fix the bartholin gland so that they don't get blocked repeatedly
Best wishes
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Bartholin cyst marsupialization a week ago, how long till the stitches devolve and when can I resume sexual activity?

Bartholin cyst marsupialization a week ago, how long till the stitches devolve and when can I resume sexual activity?

Depends: Depends on what ur gyn says. He/she will need 2 clear u 4 sexual activity. Also depends on hoe u feel when the ok is given. ...Read more

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After having a bartholin cyst drained (one week later) can I have some sort of discharge that looks exactly like a miscarriage? No pain from cyst  

After having a bartholin cyst drained (one week later) can I have some sort of discharge that looks exactly like a miscarriage? No pain from cyst  

Not uncommon: To see a discharge if blood and mucous were contained in the cysts; however, if bleeding is severe I suggest calling your GYN. Discharge is normal, but heavy bleeding is not. ...Read more

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I had a bartholin cyst two years ago and popped on its own causing a loose skin that's become edema after vulvar cyst surgery. Please any advise. Thank?

I had a bartholin cyst two years ago and popped on its own causing a loose skin that's become edema after vulvar cyst surgery. Please any advise. Thank?

Nothing/: Is this a problem> If so see your gynecologist as it may be possible to do some minor surgery to revise this. If not a problem would not do anything. ...Read more

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Will epsom salt baths help a tender bartholin cyst?

Will epsom salt baths help a tender bartholin cyst?

Warm water only: Skip the Epsom salts and use simply warm water baths as the magnesium in the Epsom salts can cause vaginal pH changes and problems. ...Read more

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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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What causes a bartholin cyst?

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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Bartholin cyst (abcess I think) while on period. Leions and very painful. Pain in groin also. Help!

See a doctor: If you have a Bartholin's gland abscess you need antibioitics and possibly drainage. When someone figures out a way for me to do this procedure for you via the internet, then i'd be happy to help. In the mean time, go see a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old female. This is embarrassing but I found a lump in opening of my vagina. Not sure if it's a bartholin cyst or something else.

I am a 21 year old female. This is embarrassing but I found a lump in opening of my vagina. Not sure if it's a bartholin cyst or something else.

Make an appointment: If it doesn't go away on its own, the best thing to do is make an appointment to see an Ob/Gyn. They can do an exam and tell you what is is and what to do about it. This is a pretty common reason for making an appointment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Bartholin Cyst (Definition)

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