Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: bartholin gland cyst and surgery
|pmkmp - Fri May 06, 2005 11:14 am|
I had surgery in November of 2003 for a golf ball sized cyst in my bartholin gland. The gland was not removed, but drained. The doctor packed it after surgery and I was rechecked 2 days after the surgery. In time the stitches fell out. I have been to the doctor for regular visits since the surgery and he says the incision looks fine. I am concerned though because it left a sort of "crater" in that spot. Occasionally, once or twice a month, I experience irritation there (usually from tight clothing, underwear, intercourse, etc). It will look like a puss-filled pimple. I can easily pop it and the pain will subside. I soak the area wih warm water and keep it very clean. Is this all normal? It has been a year and a half since the surgery - how long will I deal with stuff? My doctor says I'm fine, but I'm looking for any other opinions and general support. Thank you!
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sat May 07, 2005 3:16 am|
Approximately 10% of abcesses recur. My questions for you, after drainage, was the fluid sent for a pathology evaluation? Have you discussed with your physician that the area continues to become abcessed? If not, I would suggest you do so. Recurrent abcesses develop because when the abcess opens it doesn't completely drain, therefore plugs off, repeating the cycle. Again I would suggest discussing this with your physician.
|pmkmp - Mon May 09, 2005 9:11 am|
Thank you for your insight. I will certainly speak with my physician about the points you brought up. I appreaciate your help!
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.