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Treatment for 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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User :   I have a cyst on the upper portion of my vagina above the labia. It has gotten larger and is very sore and now red. It recently came to a head and emitted a white pus substance that smelled awful. My G.P. said I should see a dermatologist. Is that the correct specialist?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
Doctor :   Did you have pain or discomfort when you had the cyst.
User :   No.
User :   I have the cyst now. I do have discomfort and pain when it is compressed
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   The cyst that you have is probably a bartholin cyst which may have got infected/inflammed.
Doctor :   A gynecologist will be able to help you with this condition.
Doctor :   You may need antibiotics and if needs surgical marsupilazation.
User :   SO I should see a gynocologist instead of a dermatologist.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Is this serious? SHould I be in a hurry to get the appointment?
Doctor :   If pus collection is severe, you will need antibiotics as soon as possible, to control the condtion.
Doctor :   It is as such not a serious concern.
User :   Are there any home or natural remedies that might heal it?
Doctor :   No, as you report pus discharge, it needs to be drained, treated with antibiotics.
Doctor :   Home measures may not help.
User :   Okay. I will make an appointment . Is there anything else I should know about this?
Doctor :   Watch out for increasing size, appearance of fever.
Doctor :   if they appear, get to a doctor and obtain appropriate antibiotics.
User :   Okay. Thank you very much.
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