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I Have a Bartholin Cyst

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    Hello All, I've had an asymptomatic bartholin cyst for the last 3-4 years. It is about the size of a grape and unless I have vigorous sex, it doesn't hurt me. I finally went to the gynocologist today to consider what options I have as I am tired of having it. He suggested...
    Minxii Minxii 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    I Started An Online Support Group After Battling My Bartholin Cyst!

    I have been fighting this stupid bartholin cyst for almost 5 years!  I have never experienced pain like this, and I have given birth and had a few surgeries!  I started a support group online for women with this condition.  It's free.  You can talk to others...
    reneet17 reneet17 31-35 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    Im Scared

    I have this now for almost two months and now I am going to see my OB for "excision" i dont know what or how that goes but Im scared. I do want this out and it really feels different having that small round tender cyst in your crotch when you walk around. It doesnt hurt but I...
    scaredy scaredy 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    this is my second batholin abscess the last one

    was just under a year ago, the most painful thing i have ever experienced in my life! seriously.. childbirth was easier! i could not walk or move or even get into the doctors surgery! after a week and a half it burst on its own, using salt (hot as i could stand) baths, and tea...
    sandie78 sandie78 31-35, F Feb 16

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    Had It For Two Years.

    It would come back like clock work every month. No matter what I did there was no preventing it from happening. For a while I would just go in and have the Dr cut it open and drain it, then stuff it with gauze. Soon enough that got tiring and I got sick of driving 30 mile home...
    ClownieFreak ClownieFreak 26-30, F Jun 2, 2011

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    this week i have had my second bartholin cyst!

    the first was an abscess and the most painful thing i have ever experienced (ive had two children!) before my first abscess i did not know about these evil (yes evil!) things! i left it too late to visit my doctor and had two long extremely painful weeks not being able to walk...
    sandie78 sandie78 31-35, F Feb 23

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    Reoccuring Hell

    Hi guys. My name is julie and I am suffering from another horrible bartholin cyst. Im 26 and had my first cyst 6 yrs ago. I had the marsupialization about 5 yrs ago...thinking I was in the clear! Woke up five days ago and the hellish bump was back! This is so emotionally draining...
    Crazypta Crazypta 26-30, F Oct 28, 2012

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    Cured My Bartholin Cyst!

    Hi all!  I've been one of those unlucky women that have a problem with the bartholin gland.  I've had countless cysts/infections.  As you know they are so so so painful!  I even went through surgey only to have it surface again and again.  I would at...
    azwcat azwcat 41-45, F 4 Responses May 5, 2010

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    Please Give Me Advice :(

    I had a bartholyn cyst the size of a marble 20 days ago after a few days it popped i was using hot compresses with salt, but there is still something there the size of a pea/bean and it doesnt hurt but it makes me self conciouse you can feel and see it. Its ruining my sex life...
    Desperate21 Desperate21 18-21 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    I Have Had It With These Things!!!

    I am so beyond fed up with this stupid cyst. I first got mine about 4 years ago while 6 months pregnant with my second child. I did not have any more issues with it till about 3 months ago and yet again last month. now every time I get aroused I can feel it filling up with liquid...
    walnutprincess85 walnutprincess85 26-30, F Dec 14, 2011

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    Cyst

    I have had more than 15 Barth cyst. The hospital has done cultures and there is nothing in the cyst that should not be there. But now that I know the signs of one starting I can stop it . Probiotic yogurt 4 cups a day, warm bath 4x a day then the cure all that I was afraid to try...
    Feb 16, 2013

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    Bartholin Cyst Herbal Remedy

    I'm 36 years old and in good health but I've had a bartholin cyst 4 times in the last 2 years. The first 3 times I had it lanced which was a painful procedure and frustratung recovery. But it kept coming back so this time I tried an herbal remedy and it worked! I'm so relieved I...
    Jan 18, 2013

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    How To Talk About Your Cyst

    Hey! I've had my batholin cyst for about 3 years now. Luckily it's not painful or huge unless I'm having sex and then it really swells up but it still does not hurt. I've never really had to mention it to a guy cause I never cared or thought about it but I am now in a serious...
    Clogreen Clogreen 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Scared Out Of My Mind!!!

    Im 17 and a virgin and I have a Bartholin cysts. I had it since 2010 i don't remember if it hurt at first its only gotten bigger I have no pain now. I have no idea on what to do. I've read some of you guys story on think you all are strong women, I have no tolerance for pain its...
    Wanted14 Wanted14 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    This is my second devil cyst in 3 months.

    i had the first one cut open by the doctor but this time I refused as it dried me up quite alot.i have been doing the baths and juicing (fresh carrots,apples and ginger),taking natural antibiotics,eating raw garlic and onions (my boyfriend said I smell lovely 😉),and warm/cold...
    ladyzet ladyzet 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Easy, Simple Method To Get Rid Of A Bartholin Cyst Or Abscess Fast!!

    After getting my third cyst soon to be abscess for the third time in several months. I had given up entire hope of living a normal life The cyst was stopping me from doing my every day things in life. I couldnt even walk to the kitchen to eat as it would have caused so much pain...
    mcrawf mcrawf 18-21 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    Know Something About The Surgery?? Please Help

     hi  there  everyone. my  name is avivit   27  years  old  from israel / i found  u  here  and  i  hope  u  might can help me.that  is  the  3rd time   i  have   a  big...
    avivitvaknin avivitvaknin 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    As Recurring As It Gets

    Soo.... I've been suffering with these stupid things for about 5 years now. Im just 30 years old, and have within the last 6 months been getting them more often. When I say more often, I mean pretty much constantly. I've had the word catheter. (awful, will never do that again...
    funaintit funaintit 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I'm 15 And I've Just Had A Marsupilalisation Of My 5th Bartholin's Cyst.

    I'm 15 and two days ago I had my 5th Bartholin's cyst marsupialized. I'm wondering how long the pain from the operation will last? The first cyst I had was in April 2012, it didn't hurt so I left it alone. It went away in about a week. Then in May it came back and it became an...
    Disastersaurus4 Disastersaurus4 13-15 Jan 18, 2013

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    My First Bartholin Cyst

    Well, once my gyno told me I had one I went and read a lot about them-and I was like, awesome, this sounds great! Extremely painful and reoccouring? Yeah, sign me up! So I had a small one for several months with no discomfort, but one day, sure enough, it started to ache.. Three...
    mrtsukemono mrtsukemono 22-25, F Apr 23, 2013

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    :(

    I started having the cysts about five years ago. My first was around for about three years and didn't cause any pain. Unfortunately, after sitting in a car all day, it swelled overnight and became so hot and painful I couldn't walk. I felt poorly as well. I went to a gynae who...
    HelenWatts HelenWatts 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    Bartholin Cyst

    Hi ladies, I got my first bartholin cyst over 2 weeks ago and I'm still suffering with it. Although it is not painful it is causing me a lot of mental stress. I'm married and obviously I cannot have s*x with this cyst. I've been taking sitz bath (almost every day) I have missed a...
    snowflake82 snowflake82 26-30 3 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    I Had A Bartholin Cyst On My Honeymoon!

    I've read so many posts and heard so many stories of different remedies and care for this horrible horrific and painful thing we call "cyst" in the worst possible place ever. I got my first "bartholin cyst" about 5 years ago during a trip to the river while my then boyfriend and...
    cosmogina22 cosmogina22 26-30 Sep 24, 2012

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    Think Before Having Gland Removed

    i was getting lots of bartholins cyst and was given pills and also having it drained but they kept coming back so in the end i had gland removed ........its still get sore in the area and its killed my sex life complety so girls think before getting it removed
    lorraine1965 lorraine1965 46-50 2 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    Reccuring Bartholin Cyst

    Hello everyone I have been suffering from a bartholin cyst since I was about 17 years old. Possibly earlier. I first noticed it when I was in the bath once, and felt a small pea on the left side of my labia. It was similar to a small cyst I had under my armpit once (perhaps...
    rubymoonyu rubymoonyu 22-25 2 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    hello,my name is michelle from philippines,

    currently working here in chiang mai thailand as a teacher.i experienced bartholin cyst 2011 and i got minor operation under local anesthesia,which is so painful that there is no word to explain..it came back last year last week of november and i got minor operation under general...
    mrsmonkey mrsmonkey 22-25, F Feb 6

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    Bartholin Cyst

    This is my third episode.  The first two times I had it drained.  I felt like it was very painful, so decided to try to let it drain on its own.  Have been suffering for about two weeks.  The last two days it grew significantly larger.  I have been soaking in a sitz bath...
    gartnsu123 gartnsu123 46-50 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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    Anyone Else?

    Hi guys I recently posted about my bartholin cyst story. I am curious if anyone else ever experienced irritation, itching and even bladder issues with their cyst? Recently I had some kind of urinary tract infection which seemed to go away after my cyst recently drained, but i've...
    rubymoonyu rubymoonyu 22-25 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Left And Right

    I have been fighting for bartholin cyst for over 10 years. It's always only at 1 side, never infected but can be as large as a golf ball. Normally my gyn will prescribed me antibiotic. Have it drain 1 time but it just keep coming back. Finally I have the gland removed 2 years ago...
    Sukira Sukira 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Try Cleaver Tea

    I have my first B.cyst- my dr wanted to do the Proceedure to remove it before I even had time to read about it. Thank g-d I said let me wait a bit. No mention that I could soak or try natural remedies. I started with the hot/cold baths with baking sOda and Epsom salt adding tea...
    Cesca721 Cesca721 31-35, F Jun 29, 2012

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    No More Bartholine Cyst

    I got my first bartholine cyst in 2010. At first I didn't not know what was happening, was it a bruise or something? When I went in to see to doctor it had gone from the size of a pin to that of a jaw breaker and hurt like crazy. The doctor drained it, which was painful, and I...
    Former Former 26-30 May 8, 2012

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    Still Worried And Confused

    have my 1st BC last June 2013 after 2 days of taking antibiotic and warm compress it burst out. I continue antibiotic for 5 more days. Until last week August 15, 2013, I noticed a small lump in the left side of my vagina. I didn't proceed to my OB already, i just done what i did...
    worriedgurl worriedgurl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Small Bartholin's Cyst For Almost 2 Months

    So I have had a small, maybe cherry sized (so my gyno said) Bartholin's cyst for nearly 2 months that just won't go away. My Doctor has given me 2different antibiotics & neither helped. The first one started with a "D" I believe then I took Keflex; both for bacterial infections...
    Kimbo84 Kimbo84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    Most Painful Experience...

    I've been getting Bartholin's for a year now and it's been the worst year... Before one ever swelled up, I had a tiny lump on the left side, but never thought anything of it. Then I met the man I'm going to marry and I started getting cysts. I feel like it's a punishment for...
    Tinkley Tinkley 22-25, F Sep 13, 2013

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    No More Bartholine Cyst

    I got my first bartholine cyst in 2010. At first I didn't not know what was happening, was it a bruise or something? When I went in to see to doctor it had gone from the size of a pin to that of a jaw breaker and hurt like crazy. The doctor drained it, which was painful, and I...
    Former Former 26-30 May 8, 2012

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    Ouch

    i have been dealing with this cyst for 2 weeks now and im misreable idk what to do any more ive been to the dr an it jus wont go away
    bugmuffin bugmuffin 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    Most Painful And Embarrassing Thing

    There's nothing worse than being the new gal at work, except when you come hobbling in one Monday, crying from the pain of your swollen vulva and are bombarded by "what's the matter?" Lie? Tell the truth? I don't know. I leave and go to the gyno who diagnoses me with a...
    PrincessCadance PrincessCadance 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    Ruining My Life

    Im only 22 years old and for the past 2 years ive had at least 7 bartholin Cyst and currently have one now. It's annoying, embarassing and i don't think ive ever been in so much pain in my life ever. Ive had 2 surgically removed and the last one which was only a month ago was...
    stacey21290 stacey21290 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    The Worst Fourth Of July Ever!!!!!!!!!!

    I have suffered with this excruciating condition on and off for 13 years. I was so tired of having to go get these things lanced. The pain was unbelievable and not to mention how embarrassing it  was to have to go in for treatment. I felt like a total freak of nature. The last...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F Apr 19, 2013

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    Bartholin Cyst For The Past Seven Years

    A few days after the birth of my fist son, six years ago, I had a terrible pain. One that was indescribal; I could not walk or sit.  I soon found out it was a Barthilin Cyst. The doctor (OBGYN) drained it surgically which was incredibly painful, partly because he wanted...
    javasmiles217 javasmiles217 31-35 2 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    Was Plagued With Bartholin Cysts For 10 Years.....here Is What I Did

    Hi all! I've been one of those unlucky women that have a problem with the bartholin gland. I've had countless cysts/infections for 10 years. As you know they are so so so painful! I even went through surgery twice, countless drainings, catheters, etc... only to have it...
    azwcat azwcat 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2012

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    Cure.

    Hi everyone, I've suffered for nearly eleven years with bartholin cysts. I've been on antibiotics, had the needle procedure to extract the fluid, tried chineese herbs (they definitely helped) and I thought I was doomed until today. This morning I woke up with the onset of my...
    jenluv7 jenluv7 31-35 1 Response May 10, 2013

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    Nice to See I'm Not Alone!

    I've had a bartholin cyst for around 15 yrs. All of my doctors have known it was there, never suggested removal or any procedure to eliminate it. It was always the size of a walnut and never interferred in my life. It was just there. I didn't even know what it was I just...
    Sheltzy09 Sheltzy09 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Worried.

    I'm only 13 and I think I may have a bartholin cyst. this little bubble/bump has occured twice before. the first time about 9 months ago, it felt just like a giant pimple so I wasn't worried. the second time it didn't hurt at all and went away in about 4 days so I didn't think...
    basketball3710 basketball3710 13-15 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    I'm Extremely Terrified. (in Need Of A Mothers Advice)

    Hello I am 17 years old, will be 18 next month, I am not a virgin, but I VERY RARELY have sex, It has been 3 months since I was last intimate. and I have ALWAYS used a condom (unprotected sex scares the hell out of me). I have NEVER been to the OB-GYN, and this is mainly due to...
    baseballBeauty baseballBeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    It's Destroying My Life

    I have a very extremely painful medical condition. It is destroying my life and my happiness. I'm not going to go into detail about this condition because it's very embarrasing. It's the most horrible thing you could imagine. I would not even wish this on my worst enemy. I had no...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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