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Removal of Bartholin cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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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 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
Doctor :  
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
Doctor :  
You may send the picture to YYYY@YYYY
User :   sending it now
Doctor :  
User :   you should have recieved this
Doctor :  
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.
Doctor :  
We have recieved the picture.
Doctor :  
It looks like a bartholin cyst.
Doctor :  
It is usually asymptomatic.
User :   should I be concerned regarding further intercourse
Doctor :  
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.
Doctor :  
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.
Doctor :  
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?
Doctor :  
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,
Doctor :  
There are chances of infections occurring, which may cause the symptoms that i had mentioned earlier.
Doctor :  
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?
Doctor :  
Preferably avoid sex as this may increase the chances of infection.
Doctor :   Hence it is always better to consider surgical marsupalisation, that is removal
Doctor :  
if it does not regress in a week or to.
Doctor :  
as the more time it stays there are higher chances of infection and problems.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   thank you!
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   no thank you!
Doctor :  
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