Bartholin's Gland Cyst Quiz

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Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

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Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

  • Bumps on my arm

  • Redness

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  • Pink, bumpy skin

  • Pain in the genital area

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What is Bartholin's Gland Cyst?

Bartholin's glands are located at the vaginal opening and normally help with lubrication. Bartholin's gland cysts form when they are clogged and become swollen with mucus. Their typical location is at the lower inner part of the labia (vaginal lips).

Typical Symptoms of Bartholin's Gland Cyst

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Soft lump/s on skin

  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

  • Pain during sex

  • Pain worsens when area is pressed

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Bartholin's Gland Cyst

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have a soft lump under your skin?

  • Do you have genital pain?

  • Is the affected area hot to touch?

  • Do you feel any pain or tingling in the affected skin areas?

Treatmentof Bartholin's Gland Cyst

The cyst itself is harmless and can be left alone if there are no symptoms. Occasionally if they become infected, enlarged or cause pain, antibiotics or a procedure may be required to treat them.

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References

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

    https://www.acog.org/education-and-events/simulations/marsupialization-of-bartholin-cyst-and-abscess/module

  • Medscape

    https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/777112-overview

  • National Institute for Health

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532271/

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Reviewed By:

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD

Ravi P. Chokshi, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Critical Care)

Current Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with Dual board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Critical Care Medicine. | 5+ years experience managing a general Ob/Gyn practice and working in the Intensive Care Unit. | Previously Physician Lead of a large single specialty practice with 8 Physicians and 10+ Advanced practitioners. | Member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine Patient education committee. | Frequent Medscape Consult contributor.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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