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I am 29 years old and have had 2 bartholine's cysts within the last 6 months. The first went away with antibiotics (doxicylone), the second did not respond to the same antibiotic. After 14 days with the pain of the second one (about the size of a golf ball), I went to my OB and she drained the cyst, put a word catheter in, and put me on a new antibiotic. I am at day 6 with this word catheter and it is more painful than the cyst itself. I am taking 2-3 sitz baths a day, taking ibuprofen, laying on a heating pad... but even with that, standing and sitting is so uncomfortable, lying down has been about the only relieve I can get. Has anyone else had this issue with a word catheter? If so, how long did you end up leaving it in before having it removed? I don't think I can handle the 2 weeks that my OB suggested.
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