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Why do I get bartholian cysts even without having sex ?

xyz,21,female..i got exicission of the bartholian cyst in jan of this year without having sex i got the problem!doctors suspected me...and again the same cyst has formed on the other side of vagina where i got operated again without conducting mistakes like having sex with anyone..i m worried alot.please suggest the tablet i can get rid out of it....
Asked On : Tue, 24 May 2011
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HI welcome to health care magic.........
Bartholin cysts are not sexually transmitted.
The cyst forms when the duct draining the bartholin glands( normally present) gets blocked and the secretions pent up causing a cyst there.
What causes the block is not known .
Treatment is either they open up the cyst or place a catheter to hel drain the contents of the cyst.
Unfortunately the cyst reappear in majority and there are no drugs or treatment to prevent them from reappearing.
The only thing is to get them removed when they appear.
As its not a sexually transmitted so its not related to sexual activity.
Answered: Tue, 24 May 2011
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