|Hi, I'm 27, in Ohio, and I had my left bartholin gland removed on March 22nd, 2013. So it has now been 75 days. I still have sharp pains down there on occasions. They feel sort of like paper cuts. Also I still feel raw in that area around where I really don't think they touched...Kind of the labia area. Today I can definitely feel the soreness. Its not too bad though, very easy to bare even without any kind of medication.
(my significant other is deployed overseas and has been since around the time of my surgery so please don't think my soreness is from intercourse because I have most definitely been abstaining. So that is not a factor.)
Aside from the really crappy soreness and not being able to get comfortable for about 3 weeks after the surgery, I HIGHLY recommend that anyone who has repeating bartholin cysts and infections have it removed. I am so glad I did.