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Suffering from pain due to Bartholin's cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I have just been diagnosed with a bartholin's cyst by a gp
User :   and referred to a gyno to discuss surgery options
User :   Though today I have started feeling significant pain around my left ovary
User :   and have also noticed a lump in that area
User :   Could they be related? Should I be concerned?
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   The apt date with the GP isn't until Dec 6th (that was the earliest)
User :   I am 25
Doctor :   A cyst is usually not very painful, and significant pain suggests that an abscess has developed. However, large cysts may be painful simply by virtue of their size.
Doctor :   do you have any vaginal discharge?
User :   nothing irregular
User :   The pain in the ovarian area is new- the bartholin's cyst has been there, sometimes painful and sometimes not, for about 6 weeks
Doctor :   well depending on the size you have few options
User :   okay
Doctor :   Home treatment of Bartholin's cysts and abscesses involves sitz baths, which promote drainage.
Doctor :   simplest method is to sit in the bathtub in a few inches of warm water. The water should not be so hot as to burn the skin but should be fairly warm. These soaks should be done for 10-15 minutes at a time, 3-4 times daily. This treatment is frequently all that is needed for Bartholin's cysts
User :   and for the ovarian pain?
Doctor :   well i would suggest you to get your self physical examined again now since a pain does support abscess formation
User :   alright
User :   thank you for your help
Doctor :   your most welcome
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