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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????

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Oh bloody hell. sad

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

Excellent spam sir! First rate!!

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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

That's it! Kangaroos!

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


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

I thought it was kangaroos.

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

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

puffylovett Fri 05-Jun-09 23:06:14

ROFL ! What is it with this place tonght ! First, fanjo deodorants and now this. PMSL grin just what I needed after the last couple of days.

I, too, love nothing better than squeezing out an ingrown hair on my lady garden. It must have been so satisfying bella !

PaulaYatesBiggestFan Fri 05-Jun-09 22:58:00

i thought doctors dealt with bartholins.....why do they occur?

i have home drained a ganglion

MrsMattie Fri 05-Jun-09 22:57:59

Monitor the situation.

I had 'marsupialisation' (ie. they popped it in hospital and then stitched the little hole back up). It got infected and was gross. It healed and went away...then came back and has been there ever since. Just keep an eye out. Once the pop, they are prone to infection.

MrsMattie Fri 05-Jun-09 22:56:45

Monitor the situation.

I had 'marsupialisation' (ie. they popped it in hospital and then stitched the little hole back up). It got infected and was gross. It healed and went away...then came back and has been there ever since. Just keep an eye out. Once the pop, they are prone to infection.

TheYearOfTheCat Fri 05-Jun-09 22:53:27

I am transfixed.

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 05-Jun-09 22:33:43

You've just reminded me that I used to have one, but somehow went away after being pregnant! I even had a date for surgery, but managed to give the OB/GYN the slip!

Hope it doesn't come back. I think that's essentially what they would have done if you had surgery, although think there's a magic wand they use wink

whomovedmychocolate Fri 05-Jun-09 22:29:28

LilMiss - yes do pop it but go in the bath and soak your head first so the skin is softer, and draw outwards rather than squeezing inwards (prevents pushing bacteria deeper in and also lowers the amount of damage to the skin).

Bellawella - well good for you for doing it but do keep a close eye on it (that may be hard without a mirror) for signs of infection. Oh and I'll lay off the sex for a week or so. You can get internal bruising from these popping so I'm guessing lancing it is the same and it's quite painful very suddenly if a hard thing hits a soft and bruised thing IYSWIM hmm

LilMiss Fri 05-Jun-09 22:22:33

Hi im new to this site and have really enjoyed reading about other peoples experiences with cysts and bursting them!! (strangely I feel sick whilst reading about pus but secretly love it!) I have quite a large cyst on my head under my hair and am VERY tempted to pop it!!
Any thoughts or advice on this...

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