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What causes Bartholin's gland cyst in the vagina?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Bad luck

The vulva and vagina are highly vascular and very glandular structures.
Because of this, you may have any number of problems similar to an ingrown hair -- unfortunately, a bartholin's gland may also become blocked and create a cyst. Normally, they keep you moist and you don't even know they're there. Worst case scenario is repeated infection requiring excision. Keep as clean as possible always.

In brief: Bad luck

The vulva and vagina are highly vascular and very glandular structures.
Because of this, you may have any number of problems similar to an ingrown hair -- unfortunately, a bartholin's gland may also become blocked and create a cyst. Normally, they keep you moist and you don't even know they're there. Worst case scenario is repeated infection requiring excision. Keep as clean as possible always.
Dr. William Harris
Dr. William Harris
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Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Bartholin cyst

The bartholin glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina.
When the duct that allows the secretions to exit gets plugged or obstructed, then the gland can get enlarged and painful. If it is greater than 2.5 cm in size it can be treated with gentle compresses. If larger and more painful then surgical incision and drainage is indicated.

In brief: Bartholin cyst

The bartholin glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina.
When the duct that allows the secretions to exit gets plugged or obstructed, then the gland can get enlarged and painful. If it is greater than 2.5 cm in size it can be treated with gentle compresses. If larger and more painful then surgical incision and drainage is indicated.
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Dr. Jose Bolanos
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