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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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

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

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

Query: Please help, I have bartholin cyst and it has refused to go down for over 3 months now. It's not itchy, it's not sore and it's not painful either. It's just there as a small ball and I'm freaking out daily. I cannot go to the hospital because of the pandemic. Please help. What can I do to make it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing good inspite of chaos around you. Bartholin's cyst occur because of the obstruction to the duct of the Bartholin's gland. It's similar to the acne happening on your face. As long as it's not tender,not painful or discharging pus(when it's called a Bartholin's abscess) ,u c...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Please suggest treatment for Bartholin's cyst.

Query: Hi doctor, I burst my Bartholin's cyst while having sitz bath. But, the small lump without pus is still there. Is there anything I should do now? I am on antibiotics and immediately after bursting I have applied T-bact ointment on the lump. Will the lump get filled with pus again? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment of Bartholin's cyst is marsupialization and removal of cyst fluid and leaving it open. Now, as it has burst already, daily dressing should be done for the next seven days to avoid infection and start antibiotics for a week. For further information consult...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about a painful bump on labia minora?

Query: Hello doctor, A small bump is raised on the skin on the top of labia minora. It is red, painful and I am applying Fucidin and warm compresses on it. It appeared after wearing tight pants. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. It seems you have developed folliculitis on labia. It could be any cyst also. I need to see this bump so please share a photo to assess the lesion and suggest you treatment accordingly.  Read Full »

What could be the painful and swollen lump in the perianal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a painful lump on my perianal area. I shaved on Friday and at first I thought it was only an ingrown hair but I am not sure anymore. For the last two days, I have been working sitting for many hours and it became very painful and swollen. I do not know if it is an abscess. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. John Bocachica

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do not know the particulars of your case, it sounds as if you may have what is called a Bartholin’s cyst. This represents inflammation of the glandular structure in the perianal area in women. It is generally benign but can be very painful and uncomfort...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic Bartholin's cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old. I have Bartholin's cyst for the past eight months. It is small but painful daily and has a very tiny pinprick hole on hymen that seeps a translucent non-offensive discharge after I bathe or massage the lump. The lump is deep under labia major pea-sized. According to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your description, the details you mentioned definitely suggest there must be some infection in the Bartholin's gland. As you have mentioned it has been painful for eight months, I would like to know if you took any course of antibiotics to address...  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

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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