Once your gynecologist analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a pelvic exam to make the diagnosis.
Additionally, they will take samples of vaginal fluids to be analyzed and determine if there is a sexually transmitted disease or will perform a needle biopsy to rule out any type of cancer.
The treatment to be followed for a Bartholin cyst will depend on its volume, the magnitude of the symptoms, and whether there is an infection, but the most common include:
- Warm sitz baths.
- Surgery to drain the abscess.
In case of recurrence of the cysts, the recommendation is to perform a marsupialization, which is a procedure that consists of making an opening in the gland through a drainage cut and suturing the ends to keep it open permanently.
When, despite these procedures, the cyst reappears, the only option is to surgically remove the Bartholin’s gland.
Comprehensive women’s health is our priority at the Women’s Center, so we offer services focused on women in all their chronological stages with the highest standards of care to improve their quality of life, through a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services.