Getting my BC lances on Monday..terrified. Anyone have s good outcome?

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After trying various remedies including antibiotics, sitz baths with sea salt and tea tree oil, pheobe's method (tea tree oil, calamine lotion, and witch hazel), another two part method (turmeric powder and coconut oil, then sea salt and baking soda made into a paste with water), silica complex pills, and Serrapeptase, I have finally given in and made an appointment with a gyno. I've been in physical and mental turmoil for an entire month and I just can't take it anymore. I have events coming up and I don't want to risk not being able to attend them if this gets worse.

My cyst has become very painful which I can only assume means it's infected, even though I just got done taking antibiotics. In the past I've been able to resolve it but this is a whole different beast, and I just want some relief. I was supposed to work this Sat-Tues but broke down and explained to my boss the situation and she understands. My appointment is on Monday. I will be meeting this gyno (an old guy with 40 years experience) for the first time. I'm not nervous to have that area examined as I've experienced that many times, but the thought of the procedure I'm assuming I'll be having is terrifying to me. 

Has anyone had a good/positive outcome from incision and drainage and/or catheter placement? I'm not sure I'll get a catheter but I'm assuming I'll at least get the drainage. What was the healing time and general pain level? I know there is a chance of reoccurence but right now I just really need this cyst gone. I don't think it will come to a head. 

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    Sorry for the typos in the title, wish I could go back and edit. 
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    I've had mine lanced many times and there was no pain after. It is painful to have lanced but it's short and feels so much better after. Full recover usually took a week or two but I went to work 2 days after. Unfortunately mine reaccured many time and I eventually had the marsupialization surgery done a year ago and haven't had anymore problems. Good luck.

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      Thanks for your response. Luckily I was able to take time off work so I'll have a week to heal. How long did you deal with reoccurences before you had marsupialization? Also how big did yours get and were they very painful? Mine is the size of a large grape or cherry and very painful/tender.

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      I had mine lanced 8 times over 9 years. I had the left side lanced twice and it has never come back but the right side has been lanced 6 time and then the marsupialization surgery. I didn't have insurance for years and should have done the surgery way earlier then I did. The largest it got was the size of an egg and was excruciating.

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      Oh my gosh, I hope mine doesn't get to that size in the next few days...the way the pressure is makes it feel huge. That's my biggest fear I guess...it growing overnight and I'll end up in the ER before I can make it to my appt on Monday. I'm not in excruciating pain but it definitely hurts quite a bit.  

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    I know it's awefull but try to wait till your appointment. I've been to the ER and you should wait if you can. You want a good gyno to deal with it not the DR doctor.

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      Yes I am totally with you on that! Gonna try to do all I can to keep myself comfortable in the meantime with sitz baths, warm compresses, and pain relievers. Anything else I should do? Thanks so much for responding to me by the way. 
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