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Bartholin’s Cyst

Information about Bartholin’s Cyst

We Have to Know about the Bartholin’S Cyst

  • It is pain less swelling which occurs as a result of obstruction of ducts of the Bartholin’s glands, which are located on each side of the vaginal opening

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any pain near the vaginal opening?

Causes of Bartholin’s Cyst

  • A backup of fluid when the opening of the gland (duct) becomes obstructed, perhaps by the growth of a flap of skin

Do’s and Don’ts of Bartholin’s Cyst

  • Practicing safe sex — in particular, using a condom — and maintaining good personal hygiene may help to prevent infection of a cyst and the formation of an abscess

Signs & Symptoms of Bartholin’s Cyst

  • You might feel the presence of a lump or mass near your vaginal opening
  • If the cyst becomes infected —A tender or painful lump near the Vaginal opening
  • Discomfort while walking or sitting
  • Pain during intercourse

Medical advice for Bartholin’s Cyst

  • Painful lump near the opening of your vagina and it doesn’t improve after two or three days of self-care treatment
  • If you find a lump near your vaginal opening and you’re older than 40

Risk factors of Bartholin’s Cyst

  • Women
  • Lack of protective effect of  estrogen
  • Lack of lactobacilli
  • Poor hygiene of the perineal region

Treatment for Bartholin’s Cyst

  • Medicines in early cases
  • Surgery in some cases

Self-care for Bartholin’s Cyst

  • Daily soaking in warm water, several times a day, may be enough to clear away a Bartholin’s cyst or abscess

Investigations for Bartholin’s Cyst

  • Pelvic exam
  • The sample of secretions of the vagina.
Symptoms of Bartholin’s Cyst
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