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9 months ago i had my first Bartholin cyst, I'm 30. It grew as large as a golf ball and i was in a lot of pain so went to my GPs & they prescribed antibiotics. I spent a week in bed and within two weeks everything was okay only i still had a pea sized lump. The GP said this may happen and there was no pain, not even during sex so i just ignored it.
7 days ago i could feel a tingle in that area so immediately started applying a hot water bottle to that area, taking sitz baths and applying tea tree cream at night. The following morning it was hurting to walk so I phoned the GP who again prescribed antibiotics but this time it was done over the phone.
24hrs later i was literally on my hands snd knees in agony. By this point I hadn't slept for two days and the pain was starting to go up my groin area - not like before.
Someone called an ambulance for me when they came to my house and saw me in that state. At the hospital they said it had developed into an abscess and due to the hot water bottle use, I'd sent the puss into my blood stream.
Within a few hours they put me to sleep, drained it and packed it. I had to pull the packing out 4hrs after the surgery (very painful indeed) and the following morning they discharged me from the hospital.
I'm taking really strong painkillers and still continuing with the antibiotics as instructed by the hospital. I'm in discomfort but not really what I'd call pain.
Its been 3 days now since i left the hospital and I physically cannot poo. I'm taking bowel movement aids, drinking and eating all the right things but still nothing. I'm desperate to go now and wondered if anyone else has had this issue?
I was out of it on morphine in the hospital and not really sure exactly what the procedure i had entails. I'm confident the wound from the insertion is open but I'm not brave enough to look. They said it should heal in 7 to 10 days so i wanted to wait and look at it in about 2 weeks time. Sounds silly but if i see an open wound I'm pretty sure mentally i will freak out and possibly start to imagine pain that actually isn't even there.
Pee'ing is also a struggle, its as if i have to tell my body to let me go in order for me to start weeing.
Desperate to get this poo underway but with everything I'm taking i just seem to be causing myself more discomfort just in a different place.
My heart goes out to anyone who has had this. Excluding this i am and always have been 100% healthy. It doesn't seem fair and there isn't really a lot of info online about how to prevent them. Most sites say having protected sex will help or that they start from having had an std. i have never had an std, nor has my partner (at least while I've been with him)
It seems to me like they don't really know what causes them or how to prevent them. I got zero after care information apart from, keep the area clean and don't have sex until it heals. I don't blame the doctors who treated me, as i said above i was out of it so didn't ask the right questions.
Any suggestions on how I can poo would be greatly appreciated xx
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