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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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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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Is it possible for a Bartholin's cyst rupture & bleed and no longer hurt as bad on it's on?

Yes: It is typical for a bartholin cyst to rupture if surgery is not done. All the pus, infection and blood then drains out providing a relief of the pain and pressure feeling. Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex again after Bartholin's cyst ruptures?

How long do I have to wait to have sex again after Bartholin's cyst ruptures?

Healed and not sore!: This may take a few days to as long as a week or so. Sex prior to healing may be both uncomfortable and delay healing, so waiting may be best early on, or you could be waiting again if problems occur! 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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Bartholin cyst developed...should I remove it before being pregnant....

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 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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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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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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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

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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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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 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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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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Bartholin Cyst (Definition)

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