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I first had a bartholin's cyst form in October 2013, but it was only there for around 2 weeks and disappeared on it's own. Then I had an abscess the size of a golf ball form almost overnight around 5 weeks ago, and I was prescribed a week's dose of flucloxacillin antibiotics by my doctor to try and clear the infection.
After 4 days of taking the antiobiotics I was taken into hospital as the abscess had started to rupture and I had the onset of septicemia. I was given intravenous flucloxacillin while I was in hospital and had marsupialization of the abscess on 28th March. I was sent home on the 29th March with another week's dose of flucloxacillin which I completed, and the pain and swelling disappeared completely.
Three days after finishing the antibiotics I was back at the doctors as the pain and swelling had returned and I had another lump around the size of a grape, I was given another week of antibiotics, this time it was clarithromycin, which gave me horrible side effects. Again I completed the course and the lump disappeared.
This time, within 24 hours of finishing the antibiotics the lump was starting to come back, I saw an out-of-hours doctor at the hospital and he prescribed amoxiclav antibiotics for a week and a topical antibiotic cream. I finished the antibiotics yesterday afternoon and already I have a painful lump the size of a grape in the same place.
I am 4 weeks post-marsupialization on Tuesday (28th April), the stitches have completely dissolved and the surgical wound is healed and healthy looking, the pain is definitely coming from the area where the abscess was. It seems that every time I complete a course of antibiotics the abscess just keeps coming back, but all the doctors I've seen seem to do is keep giving me different kinds of tablets to take, I don't know what to do!
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