Bartholin cyst

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I really don’t know what to do, off and on for 12 years now I’ve had reoccurring Bartholin cyst. The last 4 years have been the worst. I’ve had the  marsupialization Surgery done on both sides still didn’t work. 90% of the time it comes on the same side but it will go to the other side as well. It turned into so many a year, to months, now weeks. I’m just so over this I don’t know what to do. It’s very depressing.. the only thing I haven’t done is getting my glands removed. I had everything else.. catheter, drained, and marsupialization.  I’ve read a lot of stories on getting them removed. Seem like it’s painful after surgery but when u get them removed is it 100% chance it won’t come back. 

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    Wishing you the best luck xox 
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    I had both glands completely removed after just a few flare ups...2.5 years ago. Not had any issues since areas healed from surgery. That being was a good 6 months before I was totally healed and I am now sensitive in that area...not to mention dry...but there are things to help with that. I had surgery done in February...and was able to ride my bike by October. Surgery wasn't a picnic..that's for sure...but it beats having them flare up continuously! Do your homework...find a gynocologist oncologist to perform the surgery...they are very delicate and used to tiny areas...not saying a regular doctor couldn't do it...but a specialist might be best suited for this...after reading some of the terrible cases on this blog, I am sure glad I found who I did!

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      My doctor wants to the marsupialization again. before the gland removal. My son is 4 years old. I had it done when he was 3months old. She said that the incision closed up, since it had been so long. I really just want to tell her just removal the glands. The only thing that scares me about the removal, is the dryness pe afterwards. I only read one person say she is doing better then before. Its like im already going through the worst no sex everytime it comes. If i have them removed i have to deal with no sex cause its makes you dry. Its like literally no win in this. I go to see my doctor soon, hopefully we can come to agreemeents to do whats best. 
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      There are things to help with the dryness. Talk to your doctor about that...and if nothing else...a little ky goes a long ways!! It's better than no sex because your bartholin glands are always inflamed and painful. :-)

      Wish there was an easy answer!!!! I wouldn't do it differently though...however, I am in my 40's. Dryness was headed my way sooner than later with menapause starting. That's just life.. and most men at my age would understand I think. Their parts aren't working as well as they used to either! My husband doesn't seem to mind....but we've been married 20 years this year. If you have a partner...discuss it with them. Which would they rather? You being in pain and miserable all the time....or some dryness that requires a pause to apply ky... Just an idea....

      The whole thing sucks!!! Sorry....


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