Bartholin glands are a pair of small glands that releases fluid through its ducts into the vagina. This fluid helps in lubricating the vagina. Bartholin cyst occurs when there is a blockage in either one or both the openings of these glands, leading to the formation of a lump.
Bartholin cyst is more commonly seen in women :
Sometimes a cyst can become infected and this can lead to the formation of an abscess(formation and collection of pus). This cyst/ abscess has a tendency to recurrence.
Many Bartholin cysts do not cause any symptoms, discovered only a small pea-sized, painless mass lying just outside the vagina. If/ when its size gets increased, you may notice:
It can occur because of the buildup of fluid near the opening of ducts. This leads to blockage and the fluid made further along gets no way to drain out and thus leading to the formation of cysts. This cyst at times can get infected and cause abscess formation.
Conventional treatment includes the use of antibiotics, painkillers, and surgical drainage of cyst/ abscess.
Sitz bath: soaking in warm water or applying warm compresses can help the cyst to burst thus preventing the formation of an abscess. Sexually active people should use condoms. You should clean your perineal area with clean water and avoid the use of any chemicals without a doctor’s permission.
Homeopathic treatment has a variety of medicines that can help reduce the size of cysts as well as prevent the formation of abscesses such as belladonna, hepar sulph, silicea, nitric acid, etc. Apart from this, the tendency of recurrence of this cyst can be permanently annihilated by giving the constitutional medicine, without any side effects.