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I have had a cyst since maybe February or March of this year. It was annoying, but bareable. I was taking warm baths, using compresses, and it would flucuate in size - grow big, grow small again, and even went away a few times (no popping, just disappeared).
I've had 2 in the past that were abscesses, and when given antibiotics in combination with warm baths, popped on their own. This cyst was the first I've had for an extended period of time which also wasn't infected.
Last Sunday, don't know why, but it blew up, as in, it grew enourmous. I spent the next two days alternating between hot baths and hot compressess. The cyst just kept growing in size and the pain kept increasing. I called out of work as I could not sit, could not walk, without being in excrutiating pain.
I went to the ER Wednesday evening and they sent me to a gynocologist. At this point my cyst was the size of a lemon. The doctor told me marsupialization was the only answer and scheduled me in for surgery. She sent me home with Ibprofen (I live in Germany and pain meds are not really doled out) and a green cream to assist with it popping on it's own.
I am terrified of surgery and would prefer to treat more naturally. So, my boyfriend and I did a bunch of research to optimize my hot baths. We read that taking a hot bath with sea salt, baking powder, Epsom salt (we couldn't find this so ommited), apple cidre vinegar, and castor oil was ideal. I stopped using the apple cidre vinegar - it burned a bit. From Wednesday night to Friday morning, I took as many baths as I could and when I wasn't in the bath I was using a hot compress. I was massaging the cyst while in the bath. I read someone else's story, in which the woman talked about 'getting the fluids moving' and I stuck with this. I had to get the fluids moving. I was in absolute pain, even when taking as many Ibprofens humanly possible.
Thursday morning, the cyst had grown even more. It was the size of an apple. When i would try to walk, I had to waddle. I had never had a cyst this large. Surgery was scheduled for Friday 12:30pm and I did not know how I would make it - I was in so much pain.
I took maybe 5 baths on Thursday. I couldn't sleep. I woke up at maybe 3am Friday with the worst of the worst pain I have every felt. My boyfriend woke up to my hysterical sobbing while I was running a bath. I sat in the tub for 45 minutes, crying with a cyst the size of a baseball between my legs. I tried to go back to sleep, and next thing I know, the cyst popped! There was so much blood, so much blood.
I ran to the bathroom and tried to squeeze out as much as I could. The cyst deflated, and pus and blood kept pouring out.
I canceled my surgery. I am still bleeding and there is a lump the size of a peanut. I am trying to find a doctor, but the majority of gynocologists here are full and do not take new patients.
I wanted to share my story for people who do not want to have surgery. The baths work, but the pain is horrible.
I still need help. Does any one have any experience with recovering naturally and preventing future cysts naturally? Does anyone have advice as to what I can do? Is the bleeding normal? I am keeping it as clean as I can. I am soaking in warm baths still. I will see a doctor when I can find one, but any help would be so much appreciated.
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