Removal of Bartholin cyst - Online Doctor Chats
User : my boyfriend and I were messing around and he found a "nodule" for lack of a better word, on my labia... and it is clear/white in appearnce... no odor... no pain..no itching, no irritation, no discharge.
when I press on this nodule it just goes back it does not hurt at all... what could this be... obviously not herpes.
Doctor : Hi
User : hello!
User : I have tried to contact my md... but he stated that he is only on call for pregnant people
Since when have you seen the nodule?
User : we have just seen it tonight
User : but have not been it that area that close lately
User : I have a picture available if there is some way i can send it to you
You may send the picture to YYYY@YYYY
User : sending it now
User : you should have recieved this
I shall have a look at the picture.
Doctor : We did not recieved the picture.
User : is that the correct address?
Doctor : Yes, it is YYYY@YYYY
User : resending
User : it has sent
Doctor : Ok.
We have recieved the picture.
It looks like a bartholin cyst.
It is usually asymptomatic.
User : should I be concerned regarding further intercourse
And does not need any treatment.
User : and at what point should I see my md?
User : that is if he would ever see me
Doctor : It needs attention, if you the cyst increases, or if you develop any other symptoms like fever, pain.
Otherwise you do not have to worry.
User : ok Thank you very much for your help.
Doctor : Bartholin cyst is a gland that is been obstructed.
User : it is always alarming to find weird growths on you
User : is there any way to unobstruct it?
Doctor : It can be removed by a surgery alone.
User : how can I avoid future blockages?
Doctor : The cause for the blockage is generally due to excessive mucous secretions of the gland.
These secretion are normally needed to keep the genital area moist and free from infection.
User : can this be caused by oral sex in that area?
It is unrelated to the oral sex.
Doctor : The cause for the blockage is not known.
User : ok thank you... should I expect for this to just go away
Doctor : Yes, if this blockage does not go away in a week or two,
There are chances of infections occurring, which may cause the symptoms that i had mentioned earlier.
In those causes you may need to consult your gynaecologist
User : should I refrain from sex until then so that I do not cause excessive wetness there?
Preferably avoid sex as this may increase the chances of infection.
Doctor : Hence it is always better to consider surgical marsupalisation, that is removal
if it does not regress in a week or to.
as the more time it stays there are higher chances of infection and problems.
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