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Why is it important to treat Bartholin cyst?

Bartholin glands that are present just behind the labia, like other glands, release fluid through a duct. The purpose of the fluid is to lubricate the vagina. If the ducts get blocked, the fluid backs up and forms a collection of fluid, developing a cyst. These cysts are called Bartholin cysts, and they are tiny fluid-filled lumps that appear on the surface of the vaginal wall. 

Bartholin cysts are quite common in women of reproductive age, and it is very rare to occur after menopause.

Asymptomatic Bartholin’s cyst usually does not require any specific treatment. But if the cysts are larger and recurrent, then it requires timely treatment, or else it can increase the risk of bacterial infection like Escherichia coli (E.coli)  and other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia. The infected cyst, without treatment, may develop an abscess too.

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Best Treatment Centre for Bartholin Cyst Surgery in India

Best Treatment Centre for Bartholin Cyst Surgery in India

Pristyn Care is one of the largest and most trusted names when it comes to surgery. We are associated with some of the finest and certified gyne clinics in almost all major cities of India. Pristyn Care works with some of the most experienced and expert gynaecologists with a track record of excellence with the latest laparoscopic and laser technology.

Some other services that Pristyn Care provides to make the patient’s surgery journey seamless include- 

  • Cab service for the patient on the day of surgery and complimentary meals during hospitalization.
  • No-cost EMI is available, along with multiple payment options.
  • Free post-surgery follow-ups.
  • A dedicated medical care coordinator throughout the surgery, he/she helps in every step from admission to discharge.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Bartholin Cyst

Diagnosis and Treatment of Bartholin Cyst

Diagnosis of Bartholin cyst

Gynaecologists may suggest a few diagnostic tests after evaluating your medical history to define the best treatment for Bartholin Cyst:

  • Pelvic exam- Doctors suggest this test to evaluate the reproductive organ (vagina, cervix, uterus) for any abnormalities. They are usually recommended when you experience unusual vaginal discharge and pelvic pain. 
  • Needle biopsy– It is mainly performed to obtain a sample of cells and to check for cancerous cells. Postmenopausal women are more vulnerable to cancerous Bartholin cyst. 

Treatment of Bartholin cysts 

The treatment method usually depends on the size of the cyst, how painful the cyst is, and whether the cyst is infected or not. Bartholin cysts treatment is broadly categorized into two ways:

Non-surgical treatment

  • Sitz bath- In a sitz bath, the vaginal area is soaked in a few inches of warm water. This helps in managing the pain and also makes the cyst soft. Doctors usually suggest adding an antibiotic solution to warm water for better and quick relief. Doctors usually suggested a sitz bath to be done 3-4 times a week for better results.
  • Medicines- Doctors recommend a few antibiotics and painkillers to manage pain and fever. Antibiotics include ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, and azithromycin. The medicines work when the size of the cysts are very small.

Surgical treatment 

Surgical intervention is recommended when the Bartholin cyst causes some serious complications.

  • Bartholin gland removal- Gynecologists suggest Bartholin gland surgical removal treatment when they suspect cancer or the cyst is recurring and is quite painful. In this surgical procedure, the entire Bartholin gland might be recommended to be removed. Although, it is very rare and depends on the severity of the condition. Surgical removal of the gland carries a risk of bleeding or complication after the procedure. 
  • Surgical drainage- Surgical drainage is performed to drain the cyst through an incision. For this procedure, doctors use local/general anesthesia to numb the site and then make a minor incision to drain the pus. After that small drainage tube (rubber tube) is placed to support fuller drainage for the next few weeks. After the drainage is completed, the tube is removed.  

Marsupialization- This surgical procedure is performed for recurring and extremely painful Bartholin cysts. It is performed under local/spinal anesthesia. Surgeons drain the cyst through an incision, and after drainage, the incision becomes slightly enlarged and gives the appearance of a kangaroo pouch on the vaginal lips, which allows any further fluid to drain out.

What precautions do you need to take after Bartholin cyst surgery?

What precautions do you need to take after Bartholin cyst surgery?

Gynecologists advise avoiding the following things after the surgery to reduce the risk of infection and felicitate quick healing.

  • Avoid indulging in any sexual activities until the area is properly healed to avoid the risk of infection and further complications.
  • Avoid using perfumed bath products, as they can cause a skin reaction and lead to infection, which can delay healing.
  • Avoid driving and any physical task that requires careful attention for at least 24-48 hours after the surgical treatment. 
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes, which can cause compression around the surgical site and discomfort. Wear cotton clothes while the body is healing.
  • Avoid swimming and bubble baths.
  • Avoid using tampons.

When to consult a doctor for Bartholin cyst treatment?

When to consult a doctor for Bartholin cyst treatment?

Consult your Gynecologist and seek emergency help if you experience any of the following symptoms-

  • Painful lump near the opening of the vagina that doesn’t improve after two or three days of self-care.
  • Pain in the skin surrounding the vagina when you walk, sit or involve in any sexual activity.
  • Constant high body temperature
  • Severe vaginal pain disrupts your daily physical activities.

Any delay in the treatment can worsen the condition and can lead to infection and even cancer.

What to expect after Bartholin cyst surgery?

What to expect after Bartholin cyst surgery?

The surgical procedure of Bartholin cyst treatment is done under anesthesia and does not require much time. Post-surgery, you can expect the following changes- 

  • Pain and discomfort in your vulva for the next few days.
  • Discomfort when sitting for long periods of time.
  • A burning sensation if your urine comes in contact with the wound.
  • Get tired easily and need painkillers for a week or two.

Complete recovery may take around 2 to 4 weeks.

FAQs Around Bartholin Cyst Treatment

What are the complications associated with Bartholin cyst surgery?

Generally, the surgical treatment of Bartholin cysts is quite safe. But in the case of Bartholin cyst gland removal, certain risks and complications can arise, such as.

  • Vaginal bleeding 
  • Infection around the surgical site,
  • Weak immunity
Is Bartholin cyst surgery covered under insurance?

Yes, bartholin cyst surgery falls under the category of medically necessary treatment and hence covered under insurance. However, the policy terms and conditions can vary, so we suggest you consult your insurance provider before treatment.

What are the chances of recurrence after the surgical treatment of the Bartholin cyst?

According to research, about 5 to 15 percent of Bartholin’s cysts recur after surgical treatment. However, females of reproductive age have a high chance of recurrence rate of up to 38%.

What is the Bartholin Cyst Treatment Cost in India?

The minimum cost of Bartholin Cyst can be as low as 25000 INR  and can go at a maximum of 30000 INR.

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