Bartholins Cyst Absess

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I'm 22 years old and I first noticed the bumb about a week ago and didn't think anything of it, it didn't hurt at first but it started to annoy me and I popped it. Now after researching what it is I realized that I shouldn't have popped it. But now it has swollen to twice the size and I'm in excruating pain. It hurts to walk, sit down, and lay down. And with me currently being on my period it's constantly rubbing up against my pad and making it worse. I have a Dr appointment next week but I need advice on how to make this pain bareable until then. Please help me.

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    Hellooo , and i has the same problem but i have used aloe vera gel and for 2 days the bartholini cyst go!!!
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      Did it burn any because I have tried using neosporen and it started burning.
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    Go to an urgent care and see if they cant help you. If it is infected your going to need to be seen sooner. I have not personally had an infected cyst only a cyst but, I have read tons and tons on these things. They seem to be unbarable and then eventually pop on their own. Sitz baths and pain medication should help you. Having the cyst drained is your best bet. Im so sorry youre going through this. I had by bartholins gland and cyst removed and prior to that I had the same one lanced and drained twice. Good luck.
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      The hospitals and Urgent Care places in my town don't have gynos to look at this stuff plus I'm on my period this week so I'm not sure they would look while I'm on my period.

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      Lots of sitz bath then and something for pain. After surgery I couldnt find a comfortable position at all. I dont honestly think that the doctors would care about your menstural cycle. They are there to help. I went to the ER the first round and didnt see a gyno, just a general physician. I am also in the US. Again, Good Luck to you. I hope you get through this and your pain eases.
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      Also will they have to keep me in the hospital? And will I be able to drive after the surgery or do I need to bring someone with me sense it's almost an hour drive away?

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      Because I have already told my husband, and he said he doesn't know if he wants to go because he don't want to have to wait forever in the waiting room, but if I'm going to need someone to drive me home I'll make him come with me.

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      Warm shallow water. Epsom salt works well too. Sit for about 15 minutes as often as you can.

      If you have surgery you need someone with you. If they lance and drain it you should be fine. They will give you a shot in the area where they cut it to drain then they put in a cathater that will allow it to drain further. It is supposed to stay in for like a week or something but mine fell out in two days. Then it healed and came back months later. 

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      Most likely they wont do the surgery right then and there. I had mine drained twice within a year and a half  before they did surgery and I have heard many stories of women waiting for years before they will do it. It depends on your doctor. I would expect it to be drained. 
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      When I got it drained first time I had a balloon catheter inserted and I couldn't sit down for about three days as it was quite painful and uncomfortable and the second time I had surgery to have marsupialisation so I would recommend having someone there with you to a) hold your hand as its not pleasant to go through it alone and b) drive you home as you will be in some discomfort. I took my friend with me xx

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      I don't know it's grown twice the size in 2 days. And I have popped it so it is more then likely infected and turned into an abesses.

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      From Tuesday to today my cyst has shrunk and doesn't hurt anymore. When I took a shower I felt to see if the cyst was still there and it was but it was small. And it itches every now and then. Is it OK for me to have sex now or should I still waiting? The research I have done said not to have sex with the cyst while it was swollen and hurting but it's not either of those anymore? Any advice?

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      I'm probably not the One to ask lol I had sex 3 days after I had mine drain and 3 weeks after having the gland removed. I always push it. If it were me I'd probably give it a try and stop if it hurts. It is possible that sex will irritate it and you'll end up back where you were but it may also be fine.

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      Well I had sex before it even started hurting, I'm sure the only reason why it was hurting was because I had popped it. But I didn't do anything special for it to just stop hurting and swelling it just stopped on it own. I'm sure it drained itself but I didn't smell anything like I've have seen other people talk about. Now I'm also questioning if I should still go to the doctor?

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      I think you should go to the doctor still. Also, the bartholins gland releases a small amount of fluid during sex to help lubricate so if the duct is blocked it could become swollen again. But like I said if you want to try it try it and stop if it hurts.
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