Bartholin gland cyst - Chronic Bartholin's gland cyst, bartholin cyst gland surgery
What is Bartholin gland cyst ?
Bartholin's gland cyst can form an abscess that will increase in size over several days and is very painful. An abscess is a primary infection of the gland by pathogenic bacteria. Bartholin's gland cyst develops when the gland becomes blocked. Symptoms of an uninfected Bartholin's gland cyst include a painless lump on one side of the vulva area (most common symptom) and redness or swelling in the vulva area.
Symptom of Bartholin gland cyst
Here are the list of Symptom of Bartholin gland cyst :
- pain that occurs with walking, sitting, physical activity, or sexual intercourse
- fever and chills
- increased swelling in the vulva area over a two- to four-day period
- discomfort during sexual intercourse
The Bartholin's gland can become blocked for a variety of reasons, such as infection, inflammation or long-term irritation.
Treatment of Bartholin gland cyst
- watchful waiting by the woman and her health care professional
- If you have mild swelling but no cyst or if you have a cyst that is soft, apply warm compresses.
- soaking of the genital area with warm towel compresses
- soaking of the genital area in a sitz bath
- use of non-prescription pain medication to relieve mild discomfort