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Do any members here use "Phoebe's Method" (and similar 'remedies'wink on Cysts that are not yet infected?

Mine is not an abscess (yet). BUT I have had two abscesses in the past, and I would really like to avoid them getting to that stage. Any tips are appreciated.

So far....

- This cyst just appeared about a week ago and is the size of a (large-ish) grape I would say.

- The last cyst I had was in early January of this year. It became an abscess quite quickly. 

- I am going to start taking Sitz baths again. I took a Sitz baths yesterday and today, with Apple Cider Vinegar added. 

- I have been taking Women's Probiotics for about a month now (daily) 

- Only wearing cotton underwear (and only wearing as little as possible) 

- Avoiding tight clothing (as often as possible)

- Switched to natural laundry detergent 

IN SUMMARY: My question is... what can I do to get rid of a Bartholin Cyst that is not infected? I would like to drain it and prevent an infection from even occurring. THANK YOU!


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    I see you posted this 12 days ago. Wondering how everything turned out. I’ve been trying home remedies for days. Hasn’t budged. 
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      Hey, I've been taking sitz baths 1-2 times per day (sometimes with baking soda, sometimes epsom salts, and sometimes a little splash of tea tree oil). Nothing has changed. The cyst is still there. It has not grown and it has not gotten infected. I'm thinking about trying Phoebe's method. I will keep you posted! 

      Is yours infected? 

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    Hi I’m in the same situation so really interested in any responses! 
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    Hi hun, I’m back in your situation again. My first one was never infected but was huge, 5cm so I had it’s drained and a word catheter put in. Catheter dropped out a few days back and a day later a small grape size cyst came back. I’m seeing the gynaecologist on Monday so il be asking the very same question so il let you know what she says. I obviously want to know how to stop them reoccurring and will do anything to avoid surgery (I have read mixed reviews about the successes of surgery). I read about the Phoebe method too and potentially may try it come Monday depending on what she says or does. I have also read that a paste made of turmeric paste/coconut oil might work. Or is that the Phoebe method?! X
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      Please let me know what your doctor says! It seems to be very difficult to find information online about treating a Bartholin Cyst that is NOT infected. I would really like this thing gone before it gets infected, but I'm scared of doing anything that might make it into an angry abscess! Thanks a bunch, girl smile 

      Keep me posted

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