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What could be the protrusion of tissue with mild odor from vagina after removing bartholin cyst?

May 2013
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I had a barthalin cyst removed last week from my right labia with no complications. I have had 1 or 2 in my past. I am 51yrs old. they have usually occurred around pregnancy. but now I have found what appears to be tissue protruding from my vagina( it almost looks like my cervix!) I have felt just a very slight irritation down there plus a mild odor. but I just assumed this had to do with the irritation and drainage of the barthalin cyst. any ideas or help you can offer? I am very concerned. and when I was at my ob/gyn he did not seem concerned at all. I asked him why I would get the cyst. could it be my age or health? and he said that I looked healthy and everything looked fine... any suggestions? I am sexually active. but I only have one partner.
Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2014 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 22 minutes later
Brief Answer: UV prolapse, Gartner's cyst Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. The possible causes for the protrusion you mentioned could be: - Utero vaginal prolapse. In early stages of prolapse cervix will come down and can appear through the vaginal opening. -Gartner's cyst, it arises from the vestigial elements of Gartner's duct, which usually lies along the lateral wall of vagina. -Bartholin cyst. As one side cyst is removed, it may be from other side. Usually bartholin cyst will present outside the vaginal opening. For more details : WWW.WWWW.WW When the duct of the Bartholin gland gets blocked, cyst will form. By examination the exact cause of the protrusion can be identified. So, once consult gynecologist and get examined and take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer followup queries. If you are satisfied with the answer, please give your review at the end of the discussion. Take care.
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Follow-up: What could be the protrusion of tissue with mild odor from vagina after removing bartholin cyst? 12 hours later
thank you for your quick response! i looked at some images online to see if any appeared "somewhat similar to what i was experiencing(of course i am aware all women are very different in shape,size and appearance!) but i have a few more questions if i may? I am now rhinking this may not be my cervix. From some of what i have seen and the links i have followed. this in fact looks more like my urethra may have dropped into my vaginal opening? since what i am seeing does NOT appear to be the smooth rounded end of my cervix. more like a hooded smaller maybe 3/4"(sorry old school lol) rounded end tube poking out? if this IS the case, is there something i can do myself without surgery? i just lost my beloved ob/gyn to a health concern and he had to retire. so my new one is, i already had the barthalin cyst removed which was a small one and i felt he did somewhat of an "over kill" on it.( please dont get me wrong i am not trying to be horrible) but i have had much larger and in past my prior OB had it taken care of, lanced/removed, or whatever and my recovery time was like 1 day. this time it was like a pea size and i started to get infected from the two stitches i had and he dug in the area with a scalpal to scrape it clean and its still swollen almost 2 weeks later... so i most likely will try to find another gyn. but do not want to wait on this. any suggestions would be appreciated in regards to self help. i dont know if your service gives referals either. thank u so much, and thanks for your patience with the long message, darla mesto n
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 11 hours later
Brief Answer: Kegel's perineal exercises Detailed Answer: Hi, Usually urethra can prolapse into vagina through anterior vaginal wall. But it usually looks like sac dipping into anterior vaginal wall and not like a tube. You can see the pictures in 'Google -pictures of urethrocele'. And urethrocele can be accompanied by cystocele (prolapse of urinary bladder usually). By examination only the exact nature of the prolapsed part can be identified. So consult gynecologist and get examined. Stergthening the pelvic floor muscles will help in preventing further prolapse. Kegel's perineal exercises help for it. For more details : WWW.WWWW.WW Take care.
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