please can you give me actual experieces of masupialization?

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Hi everyone, I'm booked to have this surgery in September but am still really worried about it!

my cyst doesn't hurt or bother me at all at the moment! Could you tell me your experiences of this operation from start to finish healing?

how sore was it? When were you able to drive after? Where u able to carry on as normal after?

I'm worried as I have 2 young children and I'm childminding! I am having the opp on a Fri and have the Monday off but I have to get back to work on the tues and be able to drive for school pick ups :o(

also, was all your stitches inside your lady bits? Did it look different from the outside? If that makes sense?

many thanks for all your help! I'd really appreciate all the details you can give me!

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    Hi Debbie

    try the salt baths before hand ... and it may go in its own.. it did for me years ago and i could feel mine it was like a walnut size... my doc said have salt  3 baths a day... as warm as you can with a cup full of salt... allowing it to get inside... this happened to unclog the pore. ( its a lubricating gland) and i did this for only a few days and mine was gone.. Jay xx. it was normal fine table salt ... 

     

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      hi debbie 

      its worth a try, it may work and you wont need to go for the other..

      its sorted mine out... he said it would and it did ..

      i had no pain .. but i felt it kneeling... i had a saxa table salt on the bath, i tried to have 3 as warm as possible baths,  two would be okay if thats possible too, run the hot water  only to dissolve the salt first, waft about to dissolve, you only need it filled as high as the tops of legs ... sounds abit odd to say.. but encourage the water to get inside you , and it should work for you.. good luck sweetie Jay xx 

       

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    Hi. I wouldn't worry about it too much. I had my op done on a Friday n was back to work on a Tuesday. I'm not saying I had a miracle recovery as I still had some discomfort but it was so much better than the pain I was in before surgery. I was able to walk around freely n drive.

    I would defo go for it before you do start getting pain because u ain't going to be able to drive or do school pick ups if it gets infected. It's excruciating.

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    it's a million times less painful than an abcess...

    if your surgeon is a good one, you will feel well again in 3-4 days...

    get a good surgeon, otherwise you might end up with nerve damage from botched procedures...

    the endless cysts down there caused me to have nerve pain 

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      Thanku! Mine doesn't hurt at all so I have no comparison with an abcess but I had an episiotomy when my son was born and needed stitched inside and out and was really uncomfortable, hoping it will be no worse than that 
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    oh, uhm,,,... well you're lucky you don't have chronic pain from the incision

    basically the marsup. does not change anything in terms of aesthetics, it just makes an extra "hole" at the opening of your vagina

    unfortunately, the bartholin gland has the structure of a honeycomb so you can have a cyst anyway....if it clogs along the way ....

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    Hi Debbie, 

    I actually had two bartholins cysts, one of which had a bad abscess in marsupialised today! I'm not in any pain, just some slight discomfit, just taking some paracetamol as a precaution. I  actually popped into the supermarket with my fiancé on the way home from the hospital to get something for tea and have been out for a short walk, I might feel differently tomorrow when all the anaesthetic is out of my system but I'll let you know! Like you I was worried about how painful the op would be and as I've successfully been able to treat things at home for quite a few years I was definitely in two minds about having it done but so far I'm very pleased with the results and have no regrets. The incisions are inside the inner labia and I would say the two little wounds are about about the size of the top of a pencil. My nurse recommended putting Vaseline on to keep the stitches supple so the don't dry out and get prickly and to help form a bit of a barrier, so might be worth getting a little pot if you do go ahead. I'll let you know if it works. If there is anything else you'd like to ask just let me know. 

    All the best, Michelle

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      Hi Michelle

      Thank you so much for your reply! I'm glad your not in too much pain especially having had 2 marsups! Thanks for sharing your experience! It's makes me feel a lot better! 

      Did you have a general anesthetic? Where did you have it done? Which hospital? If you don't mind me asking?

      How are you finding sitting? Weeing and sitting in the car? My main worry is about driving as I will need to take and collect my son from school! 

      Please do let me know how your getting on in a few days! I really hope it doesn't become too sore for you and hope you heal nice and quickly! 

      Thank you so much again!

      Debbie

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      Hi Michelle

      well done hun... glad all went okay..

      go steady with the vaseline... as it does prevent healing and vaseline can cause infection as attracts germs etc..... 

      hope you dont mind me commenting... but its not the best advice vaseline, only thinking about your healing thats all... 

      i understand the nurse saying keeps skin moisturised, but i wouldnt use vaseline ... 

      Jay xx 

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      Hi Jaynnejay, 

      Thanks for the advice, I certainly wouldn't want to point people in the wrong direction so thanks for replying! I wasn't planning on slathering myself up, just applying if and when the stitches start to get rigid, but much hoping they won't anyway. Hoping that regular baths will just keep everything clean and healing nicely. Thanks again for the advice, very much appreciated. 

      All the best, Michelle

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      Hi Michelle

      haahaha 

      hope heals well for you.... all the best..

      salt baths are good and soothing... great healer...

      and strong salt baths ( bath water as hot as possible allowing the salt water to enter) can open the blocked pore of a cyst and draw out the fluid.. i cured mine this way, these were my Doctors orders years ago...  may help some ladies to try.. take care and take it easy ...

      Jay xx

       

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      I totally second that, they have managed to sort mine out many times in the past! I only went for the op as they had started flaring up so frequently. The salt baths helped me avoid the op for quite a few years so definitely something to try. Thanks again for the advice. : )
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      Hi Michelle, I was just wondering how you are doing now? Have the cysts stayed away? And did the healing carry on as good as it was?

      I've still. It had any problems with my cyst but over the past few weeks it has got quite abit bigger! I started taking hot baths and serape pâtés at the time it started to get bigger so I'm. It sure if they have caused it as it still isn't hurting! Just a bit uncomfortable if sitting the the wrong position because of the size of it now :o( not sure weather to carry on with baths and serrapeptase incase that's the cause?! Lol

      I have an app to see my dr at the end of the month about it ( couldn't get an app for 3 weeks!) so thinking I will prob be referred again! Hopefully they will actually operate this time if I get that far again!

      Hoping it may start to go down as so many people have had good experience with serrapeptase and I've only been taking it for 10 days!

      Hope you don't mind me messaging again! Just wondered how you are doing now? And if surgery has been a success?

      Debbie x

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