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I had an emergency marsupialization procedure performed under general anesthestic on a labial absess two weeks ago. Really similar to a Bartholin's gland cyst marsup only the doctors didn't think it was that as the actual gland wasn't inflamed but I did develop a huge absess after having a cyst there on and off for years and got it drained twice. I understand the procedure has been pretty identical. The lump and now the scar is deep on the inside of my outer labia, you cant see it without pulling the outer labia aside.
Anyway, I got marsupialization, it's been very painful and gauze was left packed in the cyst cavity by mistake by the hospital, it was removed 5 days after the surgery and after that the pain was much less and I finally started to feel like i was healing and could even sit down again. I've been on a week of co-amoxiclav extended to two weeks after they realised the gauze was left in and preventing healing.
But now the hole has completely healed over. The stitches haven't desolved in the 7-10 days as I was told they would and are just coming out of the scar tissue and are painful. Perhaps they are pulling and creating pain I'm not sure.
My question is has my wound healed incorrectly? Should the wound have healed with an open hole in to the cyst cavity forever? Or is this what is meant to have happened? The cyst feels like it could be coming back. If it was just meant to heal closed I don't understand how this is any different to just it incised and drained. Except the extreme pain and a night in hospital. Any insight into how people's Bartholin's marsupialization wounds have healed or anyone in the know would be hugely helpful.
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