Bartholin's Cyst

A fluid-filled growth or a cyst in the Bartholin's glands, which are glands present on either side of the vaginal opening and help lubricate the vagina, is called Bartholin's cyst. The symptoms are tender or painful swelling near the vagina, pain during sex, and fever.

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What is the reason for a lump in my labia minora that is non-itchy and pointed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lump in my labia minora for six months. It is non-itchy and pointed, ready to pop. However, it is not a blister. What can be the reason for the lump? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have a labial cyst. If it is not painful and there is no pus, I suggest you use hot compresses to help relieve it. Also, I suggest you get a pap smear done. If it is painful or tender and associated with discharge, you will need antibio...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for Bartholin's cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from Bartholin's cyst. The problem is on the left side of her vagina for the last one month. She does not experience any pain in the cyst currently. The cyst is lengthy in shape and not circle. We got married last month. But, before intercourse only she found that she...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First I would like to inform you that surgery is the only option for Bartholin's cyst. It will not affect your future sex life. It is not associated with any complications of pregnancy. It will be removed through a surgical procedure known as marsupialization. ...  Read Full »

I am 19 weeks pregnant and having Bartholin cyst. Is it safe to remove the cyst during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 weeks pregnant, since one week I had swelling on the vagina, yesterday I have consulted doctor, she told that is Bartholin cyst. She told me to clear it we have to give anesthesia for treatment and that will not affect the baby. My family is very confused, whether is it safe for...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bartholin cyst requires excision or marsupialization. It is a short term procedure and does not take much time. Usually, the medications used does not affect the baby. Do not worry, get it done.  Read Full »

Please suggest some antibiotics to help pus drainage in Bartholin's cyst.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscessed Bartholin's gland cyst. This is like my 10th go around with this thing. I had marsupialization a few years ago. It did not work the way I was told it would but it did make it so afterward every one. I would have got pus drain and go away easier but this one is not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It needs marsupialization or complete removal. And if there is recurrence so many times mean you are not following proper hygiene and precautions told by the doctor. You can take Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg like combination two times a day and Metronidazo...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a plum-sized abscess on the right side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess on the right side of my face that has swollen up as big as a plum. The reason for the abscess, I guess, is because I have two missing teeth on the side of my mouth. But since there are no teeth there, I want to know what can be done about this abscess? How do I get r...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The abscess is not because of the missing teeth. It can be either because of an infection of the root stem or a cystic swelling related to the salivary gland. If it is only some days old, it can be an infectious swelling and be treated with antibiotics like Augmentin ...  Read Full »

How to cure the small, red bumps on the side of the opening of my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have a small lump on the side of the opening of my vagina. It is red and does not grow in size or cause pain. It is located about a half cm to one cm on the left side of the vagina, but I can only feel it when I hover on my knees and push out or when I am done poopin...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a Bartholin's cyst, as per your description. It is due to the blockage of the ducts of the glands that are present in the vagina. Currently, you do not require treatment. Only when it becomes painful or has a discharge will you need to seek medical atte...  Read Full »

What are the causes for Bartholin cyst and how to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a Bartholin cyst, and it has refused to go for over three months now. It is not itchy, sore, or painful either. It is there as a small ball, and I am annoyed due to it daily. I cannot go to the hospital because of the pandemic. Please help. What can I do to make it go away?  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well despite the chaos around you. Bartholin's cyst occurs because of the obstruction to the duct of the Bartholin's gland. It is similar to the acne happening on your face. As long as it is not tender, not painful, or discharging pus (when it is ca...  Read Full »

Do I need excision of the lump present on the flap near the vaginal opening?

Query: Hello! I am 19 years old. I’m kind of struggling because I’m scared to tell my mom but I have this kind of lump or pimple like on my labia majora (if i am right) but its on the flap near my vagina opening. It’s been i think two weeks since I first noticed it. Before it was just sm...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: hello welcome to icliniq! hope you're doing well! I have read all details which you mentioned , it suggests that you're having Bartholin cyst, which occurs due to blockage of bartholin glands. Bartholin glands lubricate vaginal and vulvar areas. If it is less than 3cm and not causing any pain ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of frequent pimples in the vulva?

Query: Hello doctor, I get a regular series of pimples every two to four days. The first and second day begins with itching and then the third day a pimple. One white pimple hurts around as it does if we get a fluid spot on face. As it is on a sensitive part, it hurts more there. The fourth day it reduces...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. You can consult a gynecologist for proper examination and investigation to rule out the cause and take treatment accordingly. There may be two most common causes for your problem. Sebaceous cyst of the Bartholin gland and folliculitis is due t...  Read Full »

What causes itchy swelling on the inner labia?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband a week ago. I felt some pain during sex and after a day I started getting itchy on the inner side of my left inner labia. I tried to rub a cotton swab to check it and there was fresh blood on it. It happens even now, although itching and irritation h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be two possibilities. Either Bartholin's cyst or infected hematoma. You need to upload the picture for us to make the correct diagnosis. The size of the lesion will help us decide whether it can be managed with medications or incision might be needed. Othe...  Read Full »

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