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Bartholins cyst ?

(4 Posts)
embarrasingbody Fri 05-Aug-11 23:07:05

Hello all,probably TMI but I woke up today and found that the right side of my labia was quite swollen and painful.There is a lump there and it is quite tender.I have not been sexually active for 4 years so can discount any kind of STI,I hope!Having googled (I know) I thinkit may be a bartholin cyst.Has anyone got any experience of this?Do I need to see my Gp or is there any kind of remedy I can do at home?TIAX

moaningminniewhingesagain Fri 05-Aug-11 23:15:27

If it is a bartholins cyst then you may well need antibiotics. Is it directly underneath you more towards the back? If it gets a lot worse over the weekend I would ring the OOH GP but if it is not changing rapidly see them on Monday.
Could try warm baths or warm flannels on the area too

embarrasingbody Fri 05-Aug-11 23:17:30

Thanks,mm.

HansieMom Fri 05-Aug-11 23:18:23

Hot bath. Hot pack. You could try making a poultice of turmeric. Or a drawing salve--ichthammol salve.

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