My left gland was removed 25 yrs. ago. Last 4 days the right side has been painful but I have no swelling like before. So I'm not sure if it is the bartholyn gland. I can't feel any swelling but when I tough there it is painful. Could it still be the gland or could it be something else? Also just had my first black stool. I take no iron meds, no changes in meds, no changes in eating only difference last 3 days was I needed to take maalox. Could this coincide with the pain in the bartholyn area?
Possible internal bleeding, that has been in the body for some time, and is coming from higher up in the GI track, can give the black color of stool.
What other kind of meds you are taking?
Do you have problems like stomach ulcer?
For how long you are experiencing hurtburn?