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Tender Bartholin cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hey
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a bartholin cyst since monday night
Doctor :   ok
User :   i really really dont want to go to a doctor just yet
User :   and i was wondering what i can do on my own for it to go away
User :   its about the size of my thumb and a little tender
User :   will it go away before wednesday night
User :   i have to fly and im scared
Doctor :   it is better to have sitx bath
User :   ive done that but nothing has happened just yet i just put epson salt in thebat
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
User :   is there anything else just in case
Doctor :   These soaks should be done for 10-15 minutes at a time, 3-4 times daily
User :   and if i do this will it go away by wednesday night
Doctor :   if at all abscess is there proper drainage by a doctor is must
User :   whats an abscess
Doctor :   Collection of pus in bartholin cyst
User :   how do i know thats there
User :   and is it ok if i put tend skin on it?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   But you can see pus

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