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Bartholin's abscess

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2007
  • 09:17 AM

Does anyone know anything about treatments for this? I have been told I need a surgical procedure but can't see why it can't be syringed out....?

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  • It is caused by blockage of the Bartholin's gland, and unfortunately, would simply fill up again if not treated properly - it needs to be kept open for continual drainage. I was just treated on Sunday and have a Word catheter in place now. I had the lump but no pain for a week and I think the doctor hoped it would resolve itself, rather than have to do the procedure. It didn't simply empty on its own, and I wish I'd had the procedure before I experienced any discomfort. Also, I wish I'd had general anesthesia, or at least some gas - my pain threshold is high, but I screamed! Get it treated as soon as you can - I foolishly waited until I was in such pain that I ended up going to the ER.
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    • January 30, 2007
    • 05:15 PM
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