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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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

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 could be the possible diagnosis of recurrent bump on labia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bump on my labia , it does not hurt and it is not too big but I have had one before so because it is reoccurring. I am a bit nervous. It is close to where I shave so I am hoping it is just a dull razor issue or a pimple but the fact that I had it before is concerning to me....  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your history, there is a possibility that the lesion you described could be a Bartholin,s cyst. But as you mentioned by direct examination only we can make the exact diagnosis. Now at this situation wha...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain during intercourse with no major symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain during sex during three separate sexual encounters over the last few months. No sex in between these encounters. Upon recent inspection a white spot was noticed on the inner portion of the vulva which seems to be the source of the pain. Outside of sexual interco...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Image is not much clear. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But looks like some inflammatory changes. There must be vuvlovaginitis or Bartholin gland infection. If previously, there was no pain during sex and now pain is there then there should be some ...  Read Full »

Is the lump near vaginal entrance a bartholin's cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lump near my vaginal entrance. I researched and it may be a bartholin cyst. It is not painful nor uncomfortable to do my daily activities. Can the lump go away on its own without treatment? What can I do to remove it? Is there anything I can do to avoid going into a gynecolog...  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. According to your description the lump you mentioned could be bartholin cyst as you are thinking. Usually it occurs due to the blockage of bartholin duct. Small cyst may not cause any problem but when a size increases or the cyst gets infected that...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. If properly...  Read Full »

What could a gradually growing and tender pimple in the vaginal area be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I got a pimple near my vaginal area; it is growing gradually and is very tender to touch. Can you please tell me what it is? And I am currently taking medicines for typhoid. Please suggest some medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is suggestive more likely to be a Bartholin's cyst. It usually appears near the vaginal opening on one side between the upper two-third and lower one-third. If it is there, then it is more likely Bartholin's cyst, and if the position is other th...  Read Full »

What is the fleshy growth on labia majora?

Query: Hello doctor, I saw a fleshy growth on my labia majora. I am worried about it. Can you explain to me what is this fleshy growth?  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This appears to be a very small papule or bartholian cyst. It is hard to tell without a direct examination but both of these conditions are not dangerous. Please keep an eye on it, it is supposed to dissolve by itself in the next few weeks. You can use warm compressi...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I felt a bump inside my vagina, and I do not know what caused it. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I felt a bump inside my vagina, and I do not know what caused it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bump inside vagina could have many causes but mainly it is due to the presence of cyst or cysts. e.g. Bartholin gland cyst, Gartner cyst, etc. Normally, vaginal cysts are not painful and do not require any treatment unless they are causing problems, e.g. becomes infec...  Read Full »

What medicines can be had for burning sensation in the anus and vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sensation of burning in the anus and vagina. An ultrasound scan was done and a urine culture was also done. I have a UTI and a Bartholin cyst. The culture grew E. coli. As regards medicines, I have taken Urispas, Candid-V6 for 10 days. I also took Voveran injections...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You have not mentioned the sensitivity of E. coli (Escherichia coli) on urine culture. Anyways you will have to take antibiotics. I will advise the following medicines. Tablet Zifi O (Cefixime and Ofloxacin) in morning and e...  Read Full »

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