Lumps On The Lips Of The Vagina Are Getting Bigger?
Hello … Sir, I’m a 30-year-old woman. Since grade 2 High School I first had a lump on the vaginal lips. At first the lump was small (as big as a marble) and then the interval of 3 days enlarged and made me unable to move, even had to keep lying on my bed. I then went to the doctor, but the doctor did not know what my illness was, only was given medicine, and finally the lump had ruptured and drained pus and blood. After that, I can do my activities again. This is repeated 3 or 4 months, for 4 years later, even a lump in both vaginal lips simultaneously. Every time I experience pain, I always see a doctor. Starting general practitioners, obstetricians practice even to large hospitals. But all of them just said there was nothing and only inflammation. In 2008 the lumps grew again, but they were not inflamed and swollen, so I was still able to work although I was still uncomfortable. But I will leave it alone, as long as he is not inflamed. In 2016, the lump became inflamed again, and I experienced the same thing as a few years ago when the disease appeared. Only then did I know that this might be a Bartholin cyst. Since 2016 until now I have been experiencing routine 3-monthly pain, which is a lump that has swollen badly for several days and finally ruptures. 5 months ago I was married, precisely in October, and since for the past 5 months I have experienced this disease three times again. now I am 10 weeks pregnant, and have experienced pain since 5 days ago. What can I do so that this disease does not recur again, and whether this disease can be completely cured ?? Thank you for the answer ,, Wassalam
Good evening Debee, thank you for your question on the HealthReplies.com forum.
Bartholin cyst is a condition that can occur when the outlet of the Bartholin gland is blocked. Bartholin's gland itself is very important function for women, namely to produce fluids that act as lubricants during sexual intercourse. These cysts in general will not give pain complaints but will only cause discomfort in the female area. If the cyst is painful, it is very likely that the cyst has become infected or may even have formed an abscess where there is pus in it.
In general, Bartholin cyst can be overcome by using antibiotics, but if there is no improvement or even an infection occurs, then there are other therapies that may be recommended by doctors to do the action of cutting the lump to clean the pus and cyst tissue in the lump. If the above actions are still unsuccessful or give unsatisfactory results, then you can consider removing the Bartholin gland. In addition to these treatments, it is also advisable not to have sexual relations as long as you experience complaints because they can make things worse.
Basically, this disease can be prevented easily by always maintaining the cleanliness of the female area such as:
Wash the female area with water, especially after urinating, during menstruation, and after sexual intercourse. Changing panties every day. Changing pads 3-4 times a day during menstruation. Using condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Perform immediate treatment if symptoms of infection occur at femininity areas such as smelling vaginal discharge arises If you have done treatment accompanied by changes in your lifestyle continue to experience complaints, then you should contact your obstetrician for further evaluation and action.
I hope this helps.