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Hi. I am new here but after experiencing what I have been experiencing, I need some advice from women who have gone through the same thing.
I have had a BC for 2 years but it was the size of a small marble and only really caused slight pain/discomfort after sex. Recently however, about 11 days ago, I noticed it grow in size and it began to itch and give me discomfort...like a deep pressure pain. It has only gotten worse and now it has grown to the size of a large egg accompanied by periodic sharp burning pains.
I have been to my doctor twice and a hospital once and they have given me antibiotics and pain killers. Before, one painkiller every 2 hours was working but over the past 24hrs, I need to take 2. I was also told that if it does not go down or get better in a week, that I should go to the hospital and have a procedure done.
Was really hoping to avoid the hospital but now, with how big it is, I am afraid that home remedies won't work. I have had warm baths with epsom salts every day for an hour and warm compresses but it doesn't seem to help. My doctor told me that it will not rupture on its own however, I have read on here a number of cases where it has remedied itself.
Can I speed up this process at home? Are there things I can try before resorting to the hospital?
I have been fortunate enough so far in my life, I am 36, to never have had stitches, broken bones or surgery so I am terrified of any procedure which involves me being put under general and where someone will be cutting me open...
So, it is the holidays and while I am in pain....I don't want to be incapacitated even more so than I am now, on christmas or new years. I also have a 6 hour drive ahead of me next week and I'm wondering if I should just try to suck it up and wait until the new year or just go to the emergency now?
I also have a question about the healing for the marsupialization...if I choose to get that done....I have read that they make an incision and then pull the skin back and stitch it there so that the hole in the cyst is exposed and can drain. But that the skin is kept that way and then heals on its own....once it is healed...is the scar noticable? Do you become deformed or does one labia look significantly different from the other?
I really don't know what to do because I have been on numerous sites and while I have read a few success stories I have read more posts on complications and regreting the surgical option and that in spite of all that invasive treatmen, the BC came back.
Any advice would be so greatly appreciated...I am bordering on going to the hospital right now but I would rather try to remedy this myself
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