Treatment Of Bartholin Cysts?

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Hello, I want to ask about Bartholin cysts, now I am 23 years old, around 2010 I felt a lump around my right vaginal lip, after I searched for it, it was a Bartholin cyst. Initially I felt pain and discomfort in my activities, until finally the cyst began to enlarge to the size of a salak stone and then broke on its own but ejected a lumpy pus. After a few months the cyst appeared again and then burst again but still issued the same fluid. Why is it that almost every year I get routine bartholin cysts, in the end of 2018 months 3 I decided to go to a hospital where at that time the bartholin cyst reappeared and the size resembled salak stone. But the doctor said that these cysts did not need to be operated on, they only gave pain relievers and fever, as a result the cysts ruptured without any drug reaction from the hospital, and now the Bartholin cyst reappeared? should i do?

1 Answer:

Hi Icha,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

It should be clarified, when checking with a doctor in 2018, did the doctor really state that you had a Bartholin cyst?


Lumps on the vaginal lips that are painful and then burst and secrete like pus-clotted pus can indeed be a Bartholin cyst. Bartholin's cyst is a condition in which Bartholin's glands become inflamed, then the secretions are blocked and confined in a sac to form a cyst. This condition most often occurs due to blockage of the Bartholin gland outlet, either due to infection or injury. Not infrequently, Bartholin's cyst has a secondary infection due to late treatment, so that the mucus in it turns into pus, or also called Bartholin's abscess. In such conditions, sufferers will usually experience fever, muscle aches and joints, as well as other unwell sensations.


Most cases of Bartholin cysts or abscesses can heal by themselves, provided you maintain good hygiene of sex organs, do not hold cysts or abscesses with dirty hands, always wear clean and loose pants, do not have risky sex, and compress cyst areas. or an abscess with warm water (or it could be, soak in warm water). However, in cases of recurring cysts that are very frequent, or are feared to be the focus of infections that are prone to spread to other organs, doctors can also perform more invasive actions, for example by marsupialisation or surgery. Of course, this treatment can be done after it is confirmed that what you experience is a Bartholin cyst or abscess, and not other diseases that can cause similar clinical symptoms, such as benign or malignant tumors, genital warts, gouted myoma, folliculitis, and so on.


Therefore, it is safer, you go back to the doctor or obstetrician to get the best treatment, ok?


I hope this helps.

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