Previously published in Examiner
Part 1 of the Bartholin cyst series
Women’s Health is a crucial and Montreal woman are now talking better care of themselves. The following article is dealing with Bartholin Cysts. If you notice you have these cysts and are concerned you can make an appointment for the gynecology department of any Montreal hospital, or if you like you can contact private clinics such as:
Bois-Franc Medical Clinic
2555 rue des Nations, Bur 200
Saint-Laurent Montreal Quebec
Canada H4R 3C8
toll free: 1-866-999-6440
The Symptoms and Causes for Bartholin Cysts
A common occurrence that worries Montreal women is when they feel a cyst or lump of some sort on the labia or other parts of the vagina. It is good to understand what is going on, and why. Remember however, that online information will never replace visiting your gynecologist for an examination and diagnosis. This article will give a summary of a common form of cyst called Bartholin cysts also known as a Bartholin abscess.
There is a gland on either side of the vaginal opening called the Bartholin gland. These Bartholin glands are responsible for lubricating the vagina. Sometimes the opening of these glands are clogged and then the fluid remains within the gland with no outlet for release. The gland may become infected resulting in the formation of an abscess. The abscess which is the inflamed area may become infected and pus might leak out into the surrounding area.
The Symptoms for Bartholin cysts
Small and painless Bartholin cysts often go unnoticed. However, what is noticeable may be the formation of a cyst on one side of the vagina, you may feel a lump if the cyst gets bigger and this lump might be tender to the touch. If the cyst become infected you may experience: a painful or tender lump near the opening of the vagina, you may experience some discomfort when sitting down or walking and/or, fever or painful intercourse.
Women’s health is crucial, and one thing that a women is very concerned about is the presence of any abnormality in the the vaginal area. If something does not seem right, it is best to get it checked out right away.