I'm 26 and just had a marsupilation of bartholin cyst si...

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I'm 26 and just had a marsupilation of bartholin cyst six days ago. I was not at all prepared for how it would look afterwards and have been in a lot of discomfort since!! I've also been somewhat concerned that the area is very bruised and feels hard, but perhaps after only a week this is normal whilst the area is healing. I would have hoped to have had a little more information from the hospital as this was limited and i guess i felt unprepared for afterward the op. Anyways, i'm hoping it heals nicely and that i have no more reoccurrences – fingers crossed. Furthermore i was told by my surgeon that Marsupilation is meant to be the best procedure – whether others agree would be interesting to know…

Secondly i have to say that although I think this website is useful to share information I guess as a new suffer myself it would have been nice to see more positive feedback and success stories because after reading all the comments I was quite horrified at the reoccurrences and left doubting whether I should have left well alone as opposed to having surgical treatment!!

I would be grateful to hear if anyone has any marsupilation success stories...


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    I am due to have marsup soon. I am 28yrs.

    I would be interested to know how your recovery goes and also with the issue of sex... how long to wait, etc.

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       I just had the marsupilation  done about eight  days ago and they recommend you hold off on sex for two weeks but I have had non-stop discomfort which I’m hoping will always soon after the two weeks.  My doctor said it’s normal to feel this discomfort until it’s fully healed which I hope will be soon. I hope this will help
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      Hi Naomi, I just wanted to ask you as the most recent poster on here, how long did it take for you to heal completely? It's been 3 weeks since my op and I am still hurting when wiping after passing urine and it's still a little uncomfortable to sit down for too long (which is a pain because my job is literally sitting down for 8 hours), doesn't help I'm currently on as well at the moment so everythings a touch more sensitive but yeah. Just wanted to ask before I book in with my gp for a check up on it.

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      That's my question. How long does it take to heal and will there be a large opening forever? I have to have to surgery and I'm worried. 

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      I checked mine last night after posting this and it's healed a lot better than I thought it would have. You can't really see anything till you go looking and the scars not big at all. Mines still not closed yet and there's still a few stitches in place but definitely get it drained it's not with the pain x

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      Thanks Sarah! I figured it would be a permanent opening. I guess when it finally heals the regular duct should reopen. Thanks!!
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    like you had a marsup 3 days ago

    had the cyst drained a yr ago only for it to return very promptly

    have considerable swwelling bruising and still in alot of pain

    how long did u need painkillers for and until u were comfortable again?

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    I had marsup on July 10th. I was also very terrified before the surgery because I was not finding any positive comments as I researched the situation. I also began to doubt if I should just leave the cyst alone, or go through this process which sounded painful and pointless. My cyst started very small but over time grew to the size of a small orange. I wasn't in very much pain, but was uncomfortable. I decided to go a head and take a chance with the surgery. My dr. let me know that it was the best surgery for my situation, but let me know there was a chance it could come back.

    Today is September 14th and I am 100% recovered and doing well. I felt like the healing process took a lot longer than my dr had said, which was frustrating. However, I am glad I was patient and now I feel perfect again and no giant lump! smile I am back to all my daily activities, and yes that includes intercourse. I have no pain with anything that I do, and am now just hoping and praying for no reoccurences.

    I hope these positive words help someone, because I know how discouraged I felt when I found no positive comments about the surgery.

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      Thanks for your positive post!

      I'm just writing to you to ask how long it took for you to heal? I got mine done nearly 4 weeks ago, and I'm wondering how long more it would take smile

      Thanks for you answer in advance! 

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      I am happy to hear you had a great recovery! Did you have any reoccurrences since your procedure? 
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      Hi there, hope you don't mind asking a question ,but did the hole they made during the marsupialization fully close?If so, how long did the healing process take? I had my op 3 weeks ago and am doubting that I will ever look or feel normal again :-(
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      Thank u fr the positive post. I am due fr marsp and getting it done tomorrow. Just wanted to know did u hv any chances of recurrence and did u face any problems later on.

      Thank you

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      How did yours heal? The doctor is talking to me about marsupilization and I'm nervous. Do you still have a hole?

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      Hi I wanted to know if u went through with the marsupilization surgery because I’m thinking about having it done and if u could refer me to some doctors if possible 

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