Bartholin’s cyst or abscess treatment

The Bartholin’s glands are a pair of small glands located on each side of the labia majora near the vaginal opening. Their function is to secrete mucus. Obstruction of the Bartholin’s gland ducts can result in the formation of a Bartholin’s cyst; an abscess develops when a cyst becomes infected. The diameter of cists can reach 5 cm and more.
Bartholin’s cysts and abscesses are treated surgically.

How Is the Surgery Performed?

This surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The cyst is opened through a small incision.
For recurrent cysts, surgical removal (excision) of a Bartholin’s cyst may be recommended.

What Should Be Known After Surgery?

Once the abscess is opened, the postoperative wound should be redressed by a health care specialist during the first 3 days.