Posted , 11 users are following.
I've been reading everyone's experiences and am now concerned about what my doctor told me. I have a Bartholin cyst (about the size of a large grape) that didn't bother me for years - I had it checked out by my gyno in Canada, but he said it was too small to do anything about, and as long as it didn't bother me it's fine just to leave it be. But then over the last couple months it started to become very painful during sex, so I went to another gyno (this time in Germany since I had moved there), and he suggested right away to do the small operation with a Word catheter. I was scared to have that done, but finally made the appointment and had it done yesterday morning. Thing is, the doctor told me to take the catheter out myself the following morning (today). But everything I have read online says that the longer it is left in, the better the chance that the cyst won't come back. 24 hours doesn't seem like enough time for the gland to be open enough to drain properly. Could he have given me the wrong information?
I am also having a lot of pain and have difficulty sitting in a chair. He said I could go back to work the next day if I wanted to, but I definitely wouldn't be able to walk with this! Thanks for your comments.
0 likes, 25 replies