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Marsupialization is a surgical technique done to remove cysts. In this procedure, the cysts are opened and drained. After this, the edges are sutured to form a permanent pouch or pocket, making the fluid drain easily. It is used for treating Bartholin's cyst, Gartner's cyst, pancreatic cysts, and pilonidal cysts.

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I am advised marsupialization of Bartholin cyst. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood transfusion eight months ago for my low hemoglobin levels. I was prescribed medication - iron tablets. The reason is due to the heavy period that lasts eight to ten days, or sometimes more. I have seen a gynecologist regarding my issue and had a hysteroscopy and endometrial ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Based on the information provided, it is recommended that you continue to monitor your iron levels and follow the prescribed iron supplements to address the low hemoglobin level. Heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to iron d...  Read Full »

I have a Bartholin's cyst like lump on the surface of my vaginal opening. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a lump on the surface of my vaginal opening, and after searching online, it seems to be a Bartholin's cyst. What should I do, and what treatment should I seek? I have never consulted an gynecologist before. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the information you provided, it seems you have a Bartholin's cyst. To address this issue, I suggest you visit a nearby gynecology clinic where they will perform a procedure called marsupialization of the cyst. Af...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 d...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

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 Metronidazol...  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. S. R

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 it ca...  Read Full »

I have IUD and felt a lump while checking the string .should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an intrauterine device. I was checking for the strings, and I felt a lump. Not sure if it is normal or not. I got my period today. I had my last period over three months.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better to have one local examination by gynecologist but better after periods. If vaginal irritation continues, then it is better to have a high vaginal swab, lump examination (may need biopsy or swab), cx (cervical smear) smear; You may have vaginal or pelvic ...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.   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 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 properl...  Read Full »

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