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Bartholin gland cyst

Monday 3 June 2019

Bartholin’s gland cyst; Bartholin’s cyst


Definition : A Bartholin’s cyst occurs when Bartholin’s gland, within the labia, becomes blocked. Small cysts may result in few symptoms.

Large cysts may result in swelling of one side of the vagina, and pain with sex or walking.

If the cyst becomes infected an abscess occurs. These are typically red and very painful.



Differential diagnosis

- vulvar adenocarcinoma

See also

- vulvar cysts