What is Bartholin’s Cyst?
There are two Bartholin’s glands situated on each side of the vaginal opening. They secrete fluid that lubricates the vagina. Sometimes the duct of these glands becomes obstructed and fluid backs up resulting in the formation of a cyst known as a Bartholin’s Cyst.
How common is this?
About two out of 10 women can expect to get a it at some point. They are more common in women of reproductive age and the chance of them developing decreases after menopause.
What causes Bartholin’s cyst?
Medical Experts believe that the causes of a this can be due to following reasons: –
- Fluid build-up in the Bartholin’s gland
- Bacterial infections such as E. coli
- Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or other sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
- Injury, irritation of the vagina.
Bartholin’s Cyst Symptoms?
Many of these cysts are small and do not cause symptoms other than minor irritation. If a Bartholin Cyst forms an abscess (infection), then it could result in the following symptoms: –
- Swelling, tenderness, and pain near the vaginal opening
- Discomfort and pain during intercourse, while walking or sitting.
- Drainage from the cyst
Is it contagious?
No, these are not contagious; they can’t pass from person to person through sexual contact.
How Bartholin’s Cyst is diagnosed?
A healthcare provider will do a physical examination. They will look at the size of the cyst and look for signs of infection.
How homeopathy helps in Bartholin’s Cyst?
Homeopathic medicines offer great help in the treatment of it without any side effects and are also beneficial in breaking the recurrent tendency of Bartholin’s Cyst.
Below are a few suggested medicines for the same: –
- Silicea –
Silicea is useful in abscess of labia. The vagina is very sensitive to touch. Patients complain of milky white discharge which causes itching in private parts.
- Lycopodium –
Lycopodium is suggested when patients have a Bartholin’s Cyst with painful sexual act. There is acrid white discharge, which causes burning of private parts. The application of warm water to the private part gives relief.
- Thuja –
It is a remedy used to break the tendency of recurrent Bartholin’s Cysts. Patients also complain about greenish thick discharge from private parts that causes itching.
- Pyrogenium –
When there is an infection in Bartholin’s Cyst with fever, this remedy is used to arrest the progression of an infection.
- Asarum europaeum –
It is indicated when there is mucus discharge from the female private part with weakness and lower back pain. A patient complains of low energy in her legs. There is a history of early menses.
Prevention of Bartholin’s Cyst
There is no way to prevent it. However, safer sex practices like using condoms and maintaining hygienic habits may help to prevent infection of a cyst and the formation of an abscess.
Why Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre?
At our Cosmic Homeo Healing Centre, under the guidance of second-generation homeopathic doctor, Dr Mahavrat S Patel and our team of experts have helped many patients of Bartholin’s cyst and has prevented surgery for the same with the help of homoeopathic medicines for permanent and long lasting relief.