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Just burst a Bartholin's Cyst - Have I done a bad thing??

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bellawella Sun 19-Apr-09 00:19:36

Apologies in advance if the detail offends anyone! DIY fanjo 'surgery' under discussion!

OK, so I've had a Bartholin'c Cyst for well over a year. It's been about the size of a very large marble but hasn't caused any pain or discomfort. The GP said just to ignore it but I didn't want a lumpy lopsided fanjo thank you very much.

Anyway, this evening I just decided that I'd had enough of it - wine may have played a part grin - and having read various articles on the web about surgery, draining and abcesses I took the plunge and popped the damn thing. I used a sterilised needle, made a little hole and squeezed and squeezed. Lots and lots of gunk came out, not pus or blood, looked more like erm old secretions, very sticky and slimy yuk, and the lump has now gone completely. I've washed and cleaned the area with anti-septic but do I need to do anything else? Have I done a bad, bad thing????

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 05-Jun-09 23:19:59

Isn't 'marsupialisation' something to do with monkeys? hmm

TheYearOfTheCat Fri 05-Jun-09 23:28:44

I thought it was kangaroos.

pellmell Fri 05-Jun-09 23:37:01


ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 05-Jun-09 23:39:10

That's it! Kangaroos!

pellmell Fri 05-Jun-09 23:41:11

was struggling to remove the mental image of the produce of this vile alien on your fanjo....just watched a clip of Graham Norton on tv so turned it off. Very apt wink

MrsMattie Sat 06-Jun-09 00:17:39

It's because it is a pouch of fluid. That's why they use kangaroo terminology. It's no laughing matter, trust me! grin

whomovedmychocolate Sat 06-Jun-09 20:19:25

Now I'm confused? Did a koala bear crawl out of Mrs Mattie's ladygarden? hmm grin

Jessica4832 Mon 19-Nov-12 08:58:11

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BIWI Mon 19-Nov-12 09:03:46

Hmm. Jessica is a new poster and has posted the same thing now twice. One of which is to resurrect an old thread

Advertising, I think.

Sparklingbrook Mon 19-Nov-12 09:06:05

How did you survive a year with it? Ouchy ouchy ouch. I could hardly walk or sit down. sad

TalesFromTheCryptoFascist Mon 19-Nov-12 09:08:40

Excellent spam sir! First rate!!

Sparklingbrook Mon 19-Nov-12 09:13:41

Oh bloody hell. sad

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Frankchrfc Wed 30-Jul-14 15:14:42

Just wanted to say thank you to bellawella, i have had a Bartholin'c Cyst for over 6 years, Dr told me to leave it as it was no bigger than a pea and apart from the fact it wasn't pretty it caused me no problems, esp as the the Dr said it would take an operation to remove it, so i left it alone. That was till last night, i noticed it had grown and been a bit sore so after wine i followed bellawellas advise and popped the beggar, i wish i had done it years ago! no pain and looks like was never there. Thanks for all the comments that i read to spur me on!! i would highly recommend popping! xx

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Wed 30-Jul-14 15:20:54

Ahem, what did we forget? A fucking great KLAXON that's what. Secret squeezers fear no more, you are home.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Wed 30-Jul-14 15:22:52

Fucking zombies. (Not real zombie, who is luffly)

Teenagegirl12345 Sat 05-Mar-16 16:32:00

My daughter has a cyst right on the side so she is struggling to walks and hasn't been to school since Monday we have taken her to the doctors but she was put on flucloxacillin but that didn't work so now she is on chrymacin a stronger antibiotic but it's getting bigger everyday and becoming hard she said is it ok to pop it or not or do I go to doctors and wait and see if she has to have an operation

Selfavnew Mon 09-Oct-17 07:19:43

I've had these nasty little things a handful of times. Finally found a remedy,. Mix coconut oil and turmeric to form paste, or on gauze and apply to nasty little bigger. It will come to a head, make another late with salt and baking powder (or squeeze away if you prefer. Try and get everything out. Keep the area very clean and it should be all healed in a few days.

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