Help please! Bartholin's cyst and Im just 17

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I'm very scared, I have a tumor like thing down there, I searched about it and got to know about bartholins cyst. I've not been to doctors yet and I really don't wanna go because I'm very embarrased, I'll die but I won't let anyone check it. I noticed this lump on 19th and got my periods on 20th I was really scared when I felt it, my "that" area pains a bit I'm not able to figure out if it's because of the cyst or my periods. I guess my periods are gonna make it worse because of menstrual blood's bacterias sad I've been thinking about all the consequences which may happen to me because of this lump like cancer .. :'( I'm just 17 and I don't want my life to be ruined by this.. please help, and I can't take sitz baths Cuz I don't have a bath tub at home

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    Please don't tell me to visit a doctor because I just can't, Im very shy and reserved type of person I don't even discuss my periods with my own mom. I have told her about this she has told me that we will see a doctor but I denied, she knows I won't go. Do u people know any alternative of sitz bath? Can I just splash lukewarm water on the area?
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    Ok first please do not panic its fine, I completly understand the shy not wanting a ton of peoples heads down there..trust me I get it..

    So YES there is an alternative to an actual "sitz bath" they sell kits that actually just sit over your toilet and you just "sit" in it several times daily... Warm wash cloths HUGE HUGE HUGE HELP!. more than likely yes its worse because of your mentstal cycle, but it is very possible it will go away on its own. You can help it out by using a warm cloth, and I am not sure if you live in the states (usa) or not, but we have walgreens/CVS pharmacies, Walmart pharmacies, all these places have the Sitz bath kits to help you, so I also suggest NO ICE the cold will yes shrink it but the heat will as well, and the heat will HEAL as the cold just shrinks, and will more than likely come back fast...So Heat Heat Heat...go to a pharm ask if they have a kit

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    Your period blood will not cause an infection

    Have you got a temperature ? Do yoy feel run down ? Is it throbbing with pain .If so it is best to visit a Dr .You can have an escort in the room with you , to calm your nerves.

    Sometimes they go away on their own .If sitz baths arent working you may need antibiotics to help resolve it .

    I had 2 courses of antibiotics . Hot epsom salt baths . Homeopathic Silicea . Tea tree witch hazel and teatree compresses .Had mine for 4 wks it was a fair size . I think it was a combination of everything that solved it .

    I couldnt bear sitting in the sitz bath or the bath for long periods in the bathroom .

    Bought a big cat litter tray kept refilling with hot water and epsom salt and table salt . Sat very comfortably in lounge with TV on fire on and my fave vino and snacks.Soaking my nether regions for hrs .. Good luck my love .You are young and im sure we can all remember getting embarassed. Dont be afraid x

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    Hey little sister,

    I had my first one when I was 23.  This could be your first and only or you might get a few during your life.  FIrst time is scary.  My first one, I didnt go to the doctor...some people it goes away...it didnt for me.  If it hurts really bad best to see a doctor...they can make a little open and it releases it....huge relief. 

    sending you a hug

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    I know you're completely scared but i say better safe than sorry and go to dr instead of having a huge abcess. I hade this off and on for 4 years. Mine NEVER went away on its own. I always had antibiotics and it would sometimes break (after a week) and drain (NASTY) or the dr had to lance it. I did notice that i would have it right before my period sometimes probably due to hormones but it didn't cause a problem, Just wore a pad. I agree with your mom and go to dr. Dont let this get started. I finally had to have surgery to have my left BG removed and that IS NOT FUN!!! Good luck.
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    Hi,

    I can tell you're scared. I see you have gotten many feedbacks on here which is wonderful. I have had the Bartholins cyst twice. Most recent was from August to September. The first time I went through the Dr but this last time I educated myself on home treatments and I got many ideas and suggestions here on this awesome forum. You do need to purchase the Sitz bath. It worked better for me than the tub. In that way I did not have to submerge myself in the water. Use regular salt or sea salt, apple cider vinegar and as hot as you can tolerate the water and massage the area whilst sitting in the bath. Now you being on your period makes it difficult, I know as I had 2 periods with the last cyst. If you have some time, please read my discussion on my experience as honestly, a combination of different treatments may work. I spent a lot of money on different things just to get this thing gone but I think the most basic may just work but I do think, without a doubt, you need the sitz bath. I purchased mine at Walgreen's (drug store) . I do not know if you're in the US or not. You've gotten lots of advice I see but please don't be overwhelmed. As you can already tell, this is more common than you'd think. You must speak to your mom about this as you're quite young and you need to purchase some things. Good luck and please keep us posted. We're all here for you. (((Hugs)))

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    I signed up to this forum just to answer. I woke up this morning with the same thing, please don't be embarrassed, as this happens to us women. In fact, I just got back from my gyno and had it drained about 1 hour ago.  Please go and take care of this, no worries at all. Go to a gynocologist. xo's 
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    I understand you lady.. im older than you when i got like that 13years old and now im 18 that never come back again.. that time when i feel painful, i dont any choice but to go to the ob gyne and my diagnosis was Bartholin abscess. and they do the operation. after that this never come back again.. after 5yrs im not cured.. dont be shy, u better go to physician they know wat to do. im older than u before 
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    Im now cured..
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      What op did u got done I am glad u are cured !!! U just bought hope to my life and a smile to my face .I got diagnosis with BC last Month I am 27 and have a 2 month old baby every day I cry when I am doing sitz bath when I come from work I am so scared for it to get infected all i hear are horrible stories mine is very hard is that normal ? It does not hurt sitz bath has help me very much .
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      how big is the cyst? mine bofore is too big i cant even walk normally, im always lying down and crying because so painful. i dont know wats the operation they did. after my operation, im so happy because im thinking that it was my second life, after my severe Bartholin abscess,. 
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      u better go to physician and tell them wat they can do to you. i know how it feels because before i dont know wat to do. im just always praying and crying on why did this happened to me.. but now im very happy that im cured and after 5years it never happened again.. so would u mind telling me, wer did u get that? 
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      My cyst was the size of a walnut like now is looks like a marble small one I think it got smaller I don't really know any more !! Every morning I touch down dare to see if it's bigger when I go to the restroom I touch to see if is bigger is this normal or is just me .This is on my mind 24 hours even though it is not painful right now I am so scared to have sex I am scared it would get infected after could that happen. ?
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      Hey sweetie,

      I dont think it would get infected after sex as currently it is sealed and cant go anywhere...that is the problem...it needs to open to release.  But I have found it can either make mine larger after sex because it is rubbed or it helps it to open (I guess the pressure) which is awesome...doesnt hurt.  Do tell your man how rough it is.  Try silica spray.  Do the baths....with some salts...trying to encourage it to draw it out...open. 

      Sending you a giant huge. 

      I would see a doctor if it isnt getting smaller.  Read lots on these forums...read about natural remedies...they really work.  it is my life saviour....if I didnt try things and find my magic formula I would have been having it drained too often!

      xxxxx 

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      Why us why me I say to my self every day !!! Thank u for your advice this help me alot knowing that there is more people to relate .My op is next month and I am soooo scared !!!!!
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