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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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Placing rubber

tubing (catheter) is one possible option.
Many women do fine with home-care and don't need surgical interventions.

In brief: Placing rubber

tubing (catheter) is one possible option.
Many women do fine with home-care and don't need surgical interventions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ward Catheter

Sometimes we just give abx to see if it will resolve on it’s own.
But, if it’s causing pain, recurring, or >3cm, a Ward Catheter can be placed to help provide drainage. The opening will heal open and prevent recurrence. Another option is to drain it and suture the cyst open (marsupialization), allowing it to continue draining and prevent it from sealing up again. Good luck & take care.

In brief: Ward Catheter

Sometimes we just give abx to see if it will resolve on it’s own.
But, if it’s causing pain, recurring, or >3cm, a Ward Catheter can be placed to help provide drainage. The opening will heal open and prevent recurrence. Another option is to drain it and suture the cyst open (marsupialization), allowing it to continue draining and prevent it from sealing up again. Good luck & take care.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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