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had a cyst since Fridayand she lanced it!

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I've had a cyst since Friday. Went to my doctor this Monday and she lanced it which left a hole in my vagina and she said that the cyst would drain on its own, but i haven't experienced any leakage and it seems to be getting bigger & the pain is getting worse. I've been doing cyst baths but that doesn't seem to be helping at all. What should I do?

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replied March 17th, 2011
Gland Disorders Answer A20991
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you out.
You seem to be suffering from Bartholin's abscess.
For Bartholin's abscess and cyst that are symptomatic (large or painful), the treatment is drainage. An abscess is an infection within an enclosed space, and antibiotics do not adequately enter into the enclosed space. Therefore, treatment of an abscess almost always requires that the infection be drained.
You must consult your gynaecologist for the same.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

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