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Hi. I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with a Bartholin abscess. This is the first time I ever heard of this and it seemed to come from nowhere. I went to the ER where the abscess was laced and a Word catheter was inserted. I didn't realize how serious this was. I Rested During THE Weekend and Went To Work THE Following Monday. Big mistake. The area where the catheter is and my entire left side hurt. I followed up with my primary who informed me that I must wear the catheter for 4-6 weeks. (The ER doc had said a few days). This thing is VERY uncomfortable. My only relief comes from baths and lying down. Walking, sitting and driving cause discomfort.I have prescriptions for an antibiotic and narcotic. Has anyone worn a catheter for 4 weeks? I'd appreciate ANY info about this. I wonder how much stress plays into this as I recently ended a long term relationship and was in an auto accident. These two things happened then the abscess came. ANY info, support would be greatly appreciated. Feeling very overwhelmed.
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