bartholin cyst - please help!I have had a recurring bartholin cyst for 7 years. I did not get it for 3 years and here it is again -- the surgeons of course want me to do surgery - either a marsupulization (pulling hte skins of the gland back) or to take the gland out completely. But on other sites I have heard woman say that they feel pain forever after taking out the gland and that the marsuplization does not work.
I feel very alone - bec none of my friends understand -- is there anyone out there who could help or has similar experience?
michelle7 on 2006-02-18
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One or the other should deal with the problem.
Check these 2 to select the right one.
Use 3x potency twice a day for 3 - 4 weeks and then wait 2 weeks to check result.
Whatever you do , do NOT have an operation. Yje cyst is an expression of an inner problem and an op will drive the whole matter deep into the body .
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I think you are absolutely right when yo say it is something else going on. I have been having a very hard time recently (my single mother has been going through a lot) and thus I have been under a lot of pressure. The only reason I thought I should have surgery is because I am frustrated from being scared that I will have to go to the ER and take care of it if it grows too big (this has happened twice before - that I go to the ER and they have to pop it - once they put a catheter in and once they did not). However, the last time I had to deal with this was over 3 years ago -- so I dont know why it came on again (since in these 3 years I have dealt with a lot of hard times as well). I have had recurring tonsillitis in the last 2 years (they suggested a tonsillectomy - but instead I went to a homopath and have gotten better). This has been a very difficult issue to deal with. It effects my everyday life and I have always been scared to be intimate.
Dr. Sharma -- you have requested I answer some questions. I will do my best.
I am 29 years old. Due to my illness -- obviously female. USA. In Los Angeles, CA. My bartholin gland swells up and it use to happen all the time - but it stopped for over 3 years and now is continued. I am fearful when this happens because I think that I may have to go to ER (as I explained above). I have been in a relationship for 3 years and he is very kind person -- although I worry if we are meant to be together.
I am generally an inpatient person and in a hurry. Recently (3 years or so)- I have been more irritable (due to some family problems). I am not a shy person and generally a good public speaker.
Family Background: I do not think anyone in my family has this particular problem.
I have also had recurring tonsillitis for the last 3 years -- although the last few months (I went to a homopathic doctor and it has improved).
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I was 29 when this happened. I first noticed discomfort and dismissed it as a pimple but in a few days, it became a distinct pea size lump to the right and behind the vaginal opening. A few days later, I woke up and it became almost cherry size. I got a walk-in Dr's appointment and found out it was a Bartholin cyst. I had the choice to excise on the spot, wait, or take antibiotics and wait (for chance that it could be infection related). I opted for the antibiotics in case it was infection, and also to prevent infection. The first 2 days after diagnosis I just did warm water sitz bath 3-4 times a day.
*side note* I did not own an actual sitz bath so I used my bath tub, in which warm water gets cool very fast, so I filled it mostly hot water and let it cool just enough to as hot as I could take it, again, it will cool fairly quickly.
Still not working, I did about 1 day of epsom salt in the sitz baths, nothing. 3rd day or so I got some comfrey herb (put in an old stocking or something - easier to cleanup). Another 2 days and no change, and I was scheduled for my followup, and was planning to get the dang thing cut! Lo and behold, I woke up that morning and it seemed to have drained, strange, I didn't find any fluid on my underwear. I went anyway to my followup, just to get it checked and happy to not need the procedure. To my dismay, the Dr. still thought I should do a procedure. First he squeezed out any fluid he could, then i had 2 local anesthetic via needles down there (ouch!) then he slit the openingn further to help it stay open and prevent re-blockage. He then inserted a stringy piece of fabric into the duct, to help drainage, like a wick. I was cleared to go back to work the same day, but I took the rest of the day off, because it hurt (not a lot) and I didn't want to move around so much and have the wick fall out early. I continued sitz baths (with comfrey) for about 3 days. The wick fell out in the bath within a day. It's been almost a year now and I not had a recurrence (knock on wood). Hope this story can give some insight to someone searching for information.
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Thanks to homeopathy!!!
We were planning for a child from 6-7 months. And this year 2010 in the month of March, I faced 3 problems one after another. Firstly, I missed my due period by 16 days ( though I was not pregnant). Secondly, I got Vaginal infection -Vulvovaginitis (due to which there was foul smell discharge from my vagina with itching ) and Thirdly, I developed a painless lump on my left labia near Vagina which my Doctor told me is Bartholin Gland Cyst.
I got my vaginal infection and menses cycle cured but the cyst remained as it is. And as my gynae said, if in future, the cyst becomes intolerable or painful then I might need a minor operation which she described to me is called Marsupulization.
I kept on reading about the bartholin cyst on the Internet and more I read the stories ,the more I was scared because of the recurrence nature of cyst.
After 20 days of recognising the cyst, one day in the morning I found the lump a little bit painful. Still I kept on doing my routine work for the whole day.
But in the early evening , the lump grew larger like a Table Tennis ball and was very painful. So painful that I was not able to walk and sit. Even , lying on the bed did not help. And so I was sure that its the time to get it operated as soon as possible which i did not want to.
My parents are firm believer in homeopathy and I also went through this site earlier to know if any cure exists in homeopathy. So i did not give up and asked my husband to take me immediately to a Homeopath.
The lady homeopathic dr. first observed my cyst and very confidently she said - dont be afraid, homeopathy has its cure. I got some relef in my mind immediately.
She told me that the gland cyst is infected due to which I have developed an abscess. First the infection needs to be removed, and slowly the cyst will also diminish.She prescribed me with Silicea and Calc. Fl. ( I don't know the potency .) She advised me to take the medicine 10 balls each of silica and calc fl. in half cup water sepeartely in half an hour for a day and then in 1 hour for next day.
And i got the big relief very next day. In the morning , the abscess suddenly burst and i believe the medicine not only forced it to burst but it also made the gland duct open.So the blood mixed pus slowly ran down to the panty. 70 % of my pain was reduced immediately after this. I watched there was a gradual and periodic discharge of pus for two days. Fourth day, I made a second visit to the Dr,she asked me to follow the prescription for next three months so that the cyst does not reoccur .
Now , I am not feeling any kind of hard lump also. And I believe I will not have it again. And even if it comes again, I will fight it without any surgical operation.
Today is the eighth day, when i am sharing this to tell the Bartholin Cyst Sufferers the same thing my doctor said- Don't be afraid, Homeopathy has its cure.
Thanks to God, Thanks to Homeopathy and Thanks to my Doctor.
saumya last decade
Then I took some medicine with prayers that my cyst would heal and disappear. It actually came to a head within two days. I went to the doctor and he opened it up. He said I had a staph infection.
His associate, a homeopathic doctor who cured my ovarian cyst, gave my silicea. She and he both said it would not return.
I feel that the events that lead up to my cyst being ready to rupture were due to old mental issues ready to clear.
My daughter got molested by a monk who fought him and got away. My friend molested me and I beat him. My exhusband wouldn't sign the divorce papers and laughed at me and blamed the whole of our marriage on me. He was abusive when we were together. I slapped him so hard.
We are not violent people. This is a first for both my daughter and me. This all happened within a week and a half. After, my cyst got huge, painful and hard. I came away from all of these emotional experiences feel as though I had used my personal power and my daughter had broken a cycle in our family, taking abuse and objectification by men.
The monk who hurt my daughter is getting punished. Don't worry, we are on it!
It's all over. I feel this is healed and catharic.
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I am 16 years old, and about two years ago I found a hard whitish lump at the opening of my vagina, I must have been fourteen at the time and absolutely petrified to go to the doctor and my Mum and I don't have a good relationship so I told no one, and now I am sixteen and in the exact same situation, only I think there might be another lump forming.
My lump is extremely uncomfortable when touched and itches a lot from time to time, today I think I accidentally made it bleed? I decided to do some research and stumbled across the definition of a Bartholin Cyst, which seems to exactly describe what is happening to me! After reading some stories it is quite clear mine is not that serious, it has always stayed the size of a pea and stayed exactly the same for at least two years, however I do get anxious about it. I still haven't gone to the Doctors about it as I am just simply too embarrassed!
I'm not quite sure what my next step is, it doesn't sound serious to need it drained, but it has stayed the same for two whole years, why has it not popped? I am unsure of what to do now, I would appreciate it greatly if anyone could advise me on what to do, I am 17 in a couple of months and I am extremely embarrassed to go to the doctors, although if I 100% need to I guess I can muster up the courage.
Thank you for any advice you can give!
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Now it is August and it has come back, I detected it early and immediately looked for at home remedies. Since i have no insurance and we are still paying off the previous hospital bill. I found this site and have been taking silica 3 times a day for the past 5 days. I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to expect at this point. It has gotten much bigger, about the size of a ping pong ball, and has gotten increasingly painful. I'm hoping it will pop today, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to pop it myself or if it will do it on its own. I have also been taking warm baths with epsom salt for half an hour every night. I can take the pain, what i can't take, as perverted as it sounds, is the lack of sex. My husband and I are sex addicts, and it's torture for us not to have done it for so long. We need something to get this taken care of permanently. I also forgot to mention that since I got it drained our sex life has struggled. I don't get as wet as I used to and it gets painful fast. Finally, my questions are... How long should I take Silica? What can I do to get my sex life back? Is there anything else I should take?
Please help us!
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Now it has moved to my left labia. I just got my most recent one to pop on it's own yesturday. Mine get about as wide as a golf ball and about as long as a tampon. They usually stay for about a week before I either have to have them lanced or they drain on their own. I am working part time so this time I was able to take sitz baths. I put my portable DVD player in the bathroom and sat in them for 2 hours at a time, for 4 days, once a day. I also bought baby wipes. Everytime I go to the bathroom, I use one to keep my va jay jay clean as possible.I took 800mg of Ibuprofin every 4 hours and 1000mg of Tylenol every 6 hours just so I could go to work. On the 6th day of having this cyst the pain killers didn't work, and the next day it popped. Thank GOD....
I then found this website and read about the silicea. I went to an all natural store in my area and bought it. I hope it works. I dont want another surgery. But, I haven't had a problem with my right labia since my surgery.
tmac1977 last decade
Now these same ingredients can be found in a Silica COMPLEX but fro my understanding some ladies were having issues finding Silica Complex in stores and I found this at my local drug store...
I am currently only taking this Calcium vitamin D with magnesium twice a day by itself and it has done more good for my cyst than two weeks of silica. So if you can only find immediate access to CALCIUM+VITAMIN D WITH MAGNESIUM then this should work just fine. My cyst is half it's size after only one dose of the Calcium. Drink plenty water and be prepared to abstain from sex for at least three weeks during the course of the treatment.
lovingme last decade
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