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Effect of infected Bartholin cyst, at 4 weeks pregnant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I an 4 weeks pregnant and have a Bartholin's cyst. It has gotten red and swollen today, and is very painful. I called my doctor and she put me on Augmentin for the next ten days. Is this safe?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. let me read what you have typed.
Doctor :   Augmentin is safe to be used in preganancy
Doctor :   do not worry, it will nor harm the baby
User :   Can it cause miscarriage?
Doctor :   the drug comes under Category B of the antibiotics that can be used during pregnancy, which means that there is no known association with birth defects or other pregnancy-related complication associated
User :   Is antibiotics the best treatment for an infected Bartholin's cyst?
Doctor :   there are no cases of miscarriage reported with its use
Doctor :   yes, infections are to be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible
Doctor :   else it can cause vaginal infections and travel up to teh uterus
Doctor :   causing problems to baby and probable miscarriage
User :   Ok, so keep taking it. How long should it take to go away?
Doctor :   how many days course has been prescribed to you?
User :   10
User :   twice a day
Doctor :   the infection usually goes away withing 5-7 days. how long have you been taking it now?
User :   Tonight was my first pill
Doctor :   ok. you can continue to take them as prescribed. avoid unprotected intercourse during the course of treatment and if get your partner treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection
User :   So my husband would be infected?
Doctor :   it is likely that you got the infection from him as during pregnancy the secretions will change for you altering the pH and making you more prone for infections.
User :   I've never heard of getting a cyst from sex.
User :   I've had a this cyst off and on for years.
Doctor :   the infection in Bartholin cyst could be caused by intercourse
Doctor :   the cyst being present could be due to the different reason.
Doctor :   do not get confused. I am discussing on the infection of the cyst
Doctor :   please get back to me in case of having doubts.
User :   I was told this was caused by a blocked gland.
Doctor :   yes the cyst is caused by the blocked duct of the Bartholin gland
Doctor :   the infection in this cyst can be caused by many reasons
User :   I understand that irritation could cause an infection, I just don't understand how he could have to be treated
Doctor :   like intercourse, douching, foreign objects used during masturbation, fingering (if hands are not washed clean) etc.
Doctor :   since you have the infection at present, the intercourse will make him get the infection too, and make it return back to you with further intercourse
Doctor :   hence treatment is advised for him too.
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