Bartholin Cyst

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Since 16 years old i'v had many Bartholin Cyst's and my OBGYN  would drain in and put a ballon in and now i am 24 and i still have it and had  a procedure called marsupialization done. Now my OBGYN is talking about me having it removed and i am scared beacuse i can't miss work that much! Can anyone tell me how long they were out of work for and when they went back? Please and thank you!

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    Hello,  I am sorry you are having to deal with this.  What a pain.  Getting the gland excised will end this misery once and for all and I really recommend it.  Make sure your gynecologist knows what he or she is doing, though.  How many of these has he done before.

    You can read my other posts in this forum.  I had mine excised in July.  I am 50.  It was done by a urogynecologist - so a super specialist in these sorts of surgeries.  I took it very easy for a week.  If you have a desk job, you should be OK to go to work after a week.  If you have to stand a lot or do physical activity, then 10-14 off days might be better.  

    I had twinges and discomfort for about 4 months - but nothing I couldn't handle.

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      Thank You for getting back to me! They were telling me that they cant take it out unless its really big and ofcouse last time it burst before they can do anything. I was thinking of trying to get a Surgry day for Friday and then take Monday off so that gives me 4 days. I do have a desk job but its also a new job that i dont want to ask for that many days yet. I also took a sick day already and its only January. I go to Harvard Vanguard and my OBGYN has talked about having it removed last time but it burst and now i cant sit much without it hurting and im always feeling hot. 
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      Surgery was about 90 minutes?  I forget now.  It was done outpatient.  I bled for about a week afterward - like a normal period.  An inflated pillow was recommended for sitting after the surgery - but I found it made me more uncomfortable.  You will need general anesthesia for this surgery.  
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      ok good i dont want to be awake while they are doing it. The pain and needles i cant deal with. I am very wimpy lol
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      No, you should be knocked out completely for this surgery.  I had a nurse anesthesist and she was all set to give me a twilight anesthesia but then my surgeon told her no, no  - it has to be general.  So the nurse consulted with the anestheolgist on duty for surgeries and I was given general.
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      yes i spoke to her again and she said it need to be inflamed for them to remove it and now i am just playing the waiting game of when they can book me before it pops. I really dont want to deal  with this anymore. When you wont up, how long until you could leave?
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      I think it was a couple of hours before I could leave.  You will be on Percocet - or some heavy painkiller - when you leave.
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    This is a minor surgery but a tricky one.  Could you get a second opinion?  My gland was enlarged, but not inflamed.  My surgeon did not need the gland to be huge to excise it.  Maybe get a consult with a board certified urogynecologist - someone board certified in female pelvic floor medicine.
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      How long did it take you to get an appointment ? So I spoke to a nurse today and she was telling me it's hard to get into the OR beacuse there is a 3 week wait and they only would maybe do it if it's an emerancy and she keeps pushing me to just get it drain but I don't want it drain I want it out for good rolleyes
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      I had about 1-2 week wait.  My surgeon did not require the gland to be abscessed - he knew what he was doing.  I would strongly urge you to get a second opinion from a urogynecologist.
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    Hi! Did the marsuplization not work for you? I had the marsup op done 3 1/2 weeks ago. The consultant said she couldn't take the gland out because the base of it was too deep to reach (?). I am concerned that it will always cause me problems whilst the gland is in situ, so crossing fingers (and toes!) that the marsup does the trick....not convinced though sad
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      Ok...Sorry, you had said you had had it done, or did you mean you had had the word catheter inserted?(see your original post)
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      Your right I did have it done but the first time I was in an exam room and wasn't put to sleep so she couldn't do much and it didn't work! This time around I got put to sleep and was in the OR so they can do a better job . I'm on day 3 now and still a little painful but hopeful this works. The doctors were really against removing the gland out
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      All the best! Mine was done 4 weeks ago today....finally experiencing less discomfort but the site is still oozing which makes me massively unhappy. I have my post-op consultant appointment tomorrow so will see what she thinks.
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