This was my second go around of this horrible bartholin cyst. The first time, it was a painful two weeks of sitz baths, which were enough to help it go away without medical intervention.
This time, I had tried the tea tree oil mixture and sitz baths, to no avail. Thankfully, I found a home remedy that worked for me, after I had developed another abscess.
I went to the doctor for an antibiotic, which I took in conjunction with mucinex D. The combination helped with the pain, although, it was still fairly uncomfortable. After a week with the abscess and two days of taking the medicine - It was still fairly swollen and I would do anything to encourage it to go.
So I picked up a bottle of braggs apple cider vinegar and applied it to the cyst. Low and behold, 20 minutes later, it burst!
I thought I would post what worked for me, so hopefully it can help someone else.
I am new to this site, but I am getting desperate to get rid of this cyst. Apparently it is more common than I thought! Anyway, I have had a left bartholin gland cyst for months now, I can't even remember when I first noticed it. It seems to be about the size of a ping pong ball.
I had it lanced by my OBGYN in July and the catheter came out after four days! He told me i should leave it in for ten days, but from doing some research I have been seeing 4-6 weeks it should stay in at least. Mine definitely did not have time to drain properly. I absolutely do not want to have it lanced again..
That is a last resort.
I have read about the Bartholin Cyst Miracle Method book and also using calamine lotion, tea tree oil and witch hazel on a cotton ball.
Sitz baths are a pain because I run out of Epsom Salts so fast.
I would really appreciate your thoughts! -Dani
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I had been worrying about how to get rid of my Bartholin cyst and I prayed for an answer then I came across this post about acv it worked I applied it and yes it burned but thank God it came to a head and started to drain thank God I'm relieved now!!!
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Hallelujah. Bartholin cyst hell over. I've been blogging home remedies to avoid surgery and today I didn't think I could stand the pain but then it drained! Started Friday, was uncomfortable Saturday, became really painful Sunday, limped to doctor on Monday to be told it was not infected nor was it that big but they could do surgery or I could wait for it to drain, Tuesday I took advil and went to work but could barely move, Wednesday I could not move at all till it popped. Over the days I tried lots of stuff. Did shots of apple cider vinegar, Epsom Salt baths several times a day, slept with turmeric and coconut oil on it, took Mucinex Monday and Tuesday, switched to silicea 30 on Wednesday morning and alternated apple cider vinegar on cotton on it and Tufts pads with witch hazel during Monday and Tuesday nights. When it burst I had decided it was unbearable but now it's healing. So so grateful for online forums. No surgery for me.
After posting a thread here yesterday pleading for help with recurring bartholin's cyst/abscess which has flared up for the third time in ten months, I had a lucky find whilst searching for alternative remedies on the internet.
Try this if you have a bartholin's gland cyst or abscess. It worked for me today, and several times for the woman who posted it on another forum:
Mix 1 fl oz calamine lotion with 1 teaspoon each of tea tree oil and witch hazel. Soak a pad or cotton ball in the mixture and press it against the lump for half an hour or so. The relief from the burning pain is almost instantaneous. It spontaneously drained an hour later for me, I hope you have the same result!
I am going to cancel my marsupialisatin operation and see how I go relying on this remedy. I'm also going to do liver, kidney flushes and hopefully that's the last I'll see of the damn thing!
If you intend to try it, please post your results so we can see if it is just 'coincidence' (I think not).
Thank you so much for sharing! I thought I would let you know that there is an online support group where you can excange your home remedies for bartholin cysts and share stories with other women going through the same horrors. It's also free. You can find it by going to yahoo groups and typing in bartholincysts ( all one word ) into the search box.
Good luck. I know how badly these things hurt. I call it my personal hell! You are not alone.
I was so thankful for the brave women that have contributed to this subject and shed so much light on how to self-manage this awful cyst. I read every post and wrote them all down and based on what I had on hand I ended up taking Mucinex D and drinking a lot of water, also started the antibiotic the doctor ordered although she told me my cyst was really large and really deep with no visible cause or opening. Doctor scheduled me to see GYN next week for surgical procedure. By next day was certain I would have to go to ER due to bowel obstruction. Just as I was seriously scared and praying I massaged this giant lump while soaking and it moved out leaving a much smaller less painful bulge. I am certain that the great improvement in getting the cyst to move was the Mucinex D. I am now using Vicks between cotton with hot pad to continue removal process. Further, someone mentioned this may be a result of yogurt, which coincidently I had just before the cyst developed.
Phoebie I'd love to hear what your experience with your reoccurring cyst is now? I have a similar problem, my second abscess burst last night after using goldenseal on a pad. The original cyst remains unfortunately and I imagine it is because the duct is blocked. Have you had any success with your cyst going away? And if so, how? Thanks for your idea, if mine returns I am going to try your remedy. Best, Kate
It's so great to hear more hone remedies! Nobody around here seema to have heard of the bartholin gland cyst so it's kind of embarassing. what I've just been doing is sitting in an epsom salt sitz bath or a regular bath and then squatting after, the pressure seems to help it release. I'm definitely not one for taking antibiotics or getting it drained! I've had 4 in the last year. I've found that I can twll what makes it swell or get infected so prevention by keeping the area super clean all the time and a nurse even told me to take a hair dryer and dry up all the moisture down there qhich seems to keep it down too! :)
Holy crap! This is weird. My name is Phoebe also and I have had recurrent Bartholin's cysts for about 5 years now. They are painful and stupid and crappy. I've just lived with them for about 3 or years because the doctor's office visits with the lancing and the draining and the giant circus like needles got to be a little traumatizing. After I figured out that it would eventually drain on its own, I just let them go along with Sitz baths and cleaning. But I have been avidly looking for a more homeopathic way to rid myself of this evil and I've read on two or three other forums that garlic root and also acidophilus seems to help some. Sounds like a witch's brew, I know, but so long as you dance naked under the midnight moon and wear a pointy hat, it should work. The acidophilus, I read on a Mayo clinic board, can be deposited vaginally by suppository. I'm going to try everything all at once and then maybe the gland will just implode in on itself and be gone in a puff of dust and frustration. Good luck to everyone and if any breakthroughs are made, PLEASE don't hesitate to say so. Thanks!
Hi all, just here to share my experience with this topic. I have just dealt with a bartholin cyst. Tried all the home remedies i could find; witch hazel, drawing cream, silica complex, tea tree oil, vaseline, multiple sitz baths throughout the day and night (very helpful - esp the longer you sit) etc. It got worse for me at night, almost unbearable.
Then last night -- night # 4, I decided to try: Preparation H. Although I know this normally treat blood vessels extended from hemmorhoids -- I was at my wits end and needed to try something else. It worked, decreased the size of the cyst which was now the size of a grape and helped it to burst. I also think in my reading I saw most people saw relief or bursting of the cyst after 4-5 days, not necessarily due to the different remedies they tried. It's a waiting game. But Preparation H did it for me and gave me much relief, one side of the labia was completely swollen and hard and VERY painful to the touch. I still have some pain today, but think the worst is over, will continue with Sitz baths, pain killers (ibuprofen 600M) and anti biotics until completely resolved.
Holy crap, it worked? Sweet. Good! I did all the stuff that I could find and I have no idea which part of it worked, but something did and it went away sans lancing, draining, poking, needling and cathetoring. However..and this is awesome...I got one on the other side that happened so fast, I didn't have a chance to get all homeopathic up in here before it was far beyond the point of painful. Unfortunately I had to go into the doctor and make a horror show on his exam table. Yuck. I'm still on the lookout for the best things to do for this crap. I just read a forum that stated that Sabina or Silica 3xpotency twice a day for 3-4 weeks is supposed to help and that Bartholin's are a form of the body telling you that something else is going on in your life that needs tending...like less stress or something. I know I'm about as wound as a Timex, so this would not surprise me. These things are the worst, though. You know...next to 3rd world starvation and genocide, Bartholin's are the devil. At least that's how it feels. Good luck to all with this crap and god speed!
i have had my bartholin abcess/cyst for 3 weeks now for the first time i have tried two different types of antibiotics which has only made it slightly smaller not completely cleared it and im not to keen on going under the knife as im completely terrified of needles.
could you please let me no whats the best home remedy that anyone has tried. its about the size of a grape now and very painful. and is starting to become very frustrating
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Hello I know this post is old, I'm having this problem for like a year , I'm with my third one already..... for my vicks help, don;t let that thing grew and help with the pain also, But stay there... for your remedie , you don't say how much witch hazel , I hope you can answer my this I'm so desperate.
This is my forth bartholin flare in 4 years. The calamine/witch hazel/tea tree oil did not work for me...did it 2 times a day for 3 days -all it did was burn my skin and made me feel even more uncomfortable. My first one- went to the ER after 3 days of suffering - doc injected me with some powerful stuff in my butt cheeks- woke up the next day -it popped! No more pain! The 2nd one- after 3 days of suffering, went to the walk in clinic- doc game me oral antibiotics and the next day- it popped! My 3rd one- I hated going to the doctor because I hate it when they look and poke at it- I did sitz bath everyday for 3-4 days- I woke up to a terrible pain down there in the middle of the night- I wobbled towards the bathroom while crying... Got a small magnifying mirror- I inspected the bump and I noticed a small white pimple on the inner side of the bump. Got a small needle(cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide), poked the white pimple and bam! It popped and started draining by itself. Now my forth one- after 2 days of pain I went to the urgent care hospital- doc gave me apo Amoxi/Clavulan antibiotics- this is my 3rd day on the antibiotics- but nothing was happening until 4 hours ago I noticed a small white pimple again- I poked it and it started to drain... Really slow this time... Until now I'm helping it drain every hour by squeezing it. Can't squeeze on it for a long time because it's still painful. :(
So ladies if you see a white pimple sticking out- you know what to do! But make sure your hands and needle are clean- and yeah do it while sitting on the toilet :)
I too only had tea tree oil and I put some on a cotton pad and pressed it against the abcess and it drained within the hour. THANK YOU SO MUCH PHOEBE!!! I LOVE YOU!! I was going to have to miss a day of class, pay a co pay and get a needle in the you know where! Now I don't!
Thank you ladies for the home remedies. I am currently suffering with my 3rd cyst/abscess. The last one which was the size of a golf ball and extremely painful needed to be lanced. My doctor wanted to do the marsuprialization procedure but I'm hesitant due to reading about so many women who have had the procedure only to suffer a recurrence of the cyst. I am dreading having to lance this cyst and will try just about anything to avoid it. Yes the pain only lasts for a second or 2 but damn if those aren't 2 very painful seconds. Thanks again ladies.
Search for "Office Management of Bartholin Gland Cysts and Abscesses". This medical article has a really interesting perspective on the lack of efficacy of marsupialization and info about alternative procedures. Would much rather use a cotton ball, tea tree oil, and a sitz bath, but if it comes to this...
Mix 1 fl oz calamine lotion with 1 teaspoon each of tea tree oil and witch hazel. Soak a pad or cotton ball in the mixture and press it against the lump for half an hour or so. The relief from the burning pain is almost instantaneous. It spontaneously drained an hour later for me, I hope you have the same result!
This absolutely works! Used recipe over a year ago, and the cyst never returned...Thank you Phoebe!
Like you, I tried the recipe given above to hopefully rid the bartholin cyst. After I applied the cotton to the cyst it burned a little than pain went away, or at least that was what I thought. I moved the cotton off after 30 minutes and the cyst was inflamed and irritable. The entire night I tried to sleep but the cyst was inflamed and enlarging. After I applied the home remedie above the cyst grew from the size of a grape to the size of an egg!!! The most painful thing !! I seeked help that morning!! Two hospitals 4 doctors offices!! Finally the 4th office to gynecologist was the one that performed surgery and drained the cyst!! I feel so much relief now!! I advise everyone to not try this remedie
I noticed a discomfort down there just a couple of days ago and saw that my right labia was kinda swollen so I tried hot compress. Today, I saw that it had some sort of abscess in it. I don't know what to do and some of the remedies posted here isn't actually available or accessible to where I am located.
I had one of these recurring for over a year, it would come up, stay for a week or so then go down again but remain as a little painless lump until next time.
Recently it recurred and was painful, large enough to sting as I walked, painful to sit down. I thought I was going to have to get it lanced!
However, I spent a few days applying hot water bottles to it, and before bed using a tiny amount of ibuprofen gel to help with the inflammation. After a few days it burst open on its own, and the vital part I did here was (it was painful, I wont lie) I used cotton swabs to fully drain the cyst and then flushed it with antiseptic solution and kept doing this for a few days to heal it from the inside out. I have since not had any issues with it for 6 months now.
I also use a deep cleansing face wash for sensitive skin to clean the area on and around where the cyst occurred to prevent the glands / pores getting blocked and it seems to be working.
Hope this helps!
I will try this. I felt something brewing on thanksgiving but didn't pay attention. Now I have a low grade fever, nausea & swollen glands in the groin.
I will take salt/soda/tree tea oil bath and go from there. Haven't had one of these in 4 years & don't want to go to the ERD!
Wow I've had two infected bartholin cysts and I tried phones recipe today . I can't believe that after about five applications it burst. Thank you soooooo much !!!!!!! Everyone suffering from this awful condition should b told about this !!!! Amazing !!!!
Last year I went to my physician many times, not knowing what this was, I was prescribed different antibiotic several times. Finally after no relief and excruciating pain, I started researching what it could be. I found Phoebe's remedy and decided, what can it hurt to try. The first time burned, I did not know the correct amounts and used too much tea tree oil. After learning to use it correctly it works, sometimes you are not as lucky as some whose cyst burst soon. But it does work! I also must take the cyst baths with EPSON salt for relief as well. I am so happy to have a forum such as this. I have resigned to the belief that I will continue to suffer with swelling of the gland occasionally as it has flared up the last few days. I have started Phoebe'streatment again today.
Do you just hold the pad with the mixture on the outside of your labia or do you kind of put it on the inside like where the actual gland opening would be?
I have a bartholin cysts that's been going on for a week now and I've been doin sitz baths and taking silicea 30 and its not getting better only worse its probably bigger then a ping pong ball now and getting painful. I tried the mixture last night twice but I found no relief.
I just tried it and trust me it works!!. I have ben in so much pain the last few days. After trying this for about 5 hours it burts and drained. Pain gone! Yaaaay. Don't give up on it!. Thank you so much phoebe!
I have been suffering from these on and off for years. I noticed one starting a few days ago. It was getting really painful and I didnt want to have to go the doctor and I found your thread. I did it and left the cotton balls there for about 45 and then I got it to burst with just applying a small amount of pressure!!! Thanks for the relief!!!!!
I've been getting these things for 10 years now and I've had nearly 20 of them! Silica normally helps within two days, but this time it's just keep getting bigger and bigger. I could have been gotten the procedure done, but one doctor was real enough to tell me what gland that it was and what would happen once the gland is removed; KY Jelly from then on. What a tragedy, I'll pass lol. Heading to Walmart now and I hope that this works, wish me luck :)
Just wanted to post to keep this forum current. Thank you so much Phoebe for your home remedy. I had a Bartholin cyst the size of a large grape which was extremely painful yesterday when I found this forum. I did equal parts of 1 tsp. witch's hazel, calamine lotion and tea tree oil which I soaked on a cotton pad and placed against my Bartholin cyst... instant pain relief and it began draining soon after. Today the pain is gone and the lump is down to the size of a pea, what a relief!
ALSO, just because I'm a lady with a sensitive vulva I'll mention things that I've found helpful for the following:
When I feel myself getting a UTI I take a herbal supplement called Uva Ursi (about 4-5 capsules 3-4 x a day) as well as cranberry pills and most of the time it does the trick and goes away on it's own without the hassle of a doctor for antibiotics.
And the best remedy I've found for yeast infections (besides or with Diflucan) is plain yogurt on a tampon inserted right in... sounds a little gross but I swear to everything holy that the pain relief is such a godsend the first time the sky opened and I hear angels singing hallelujah! REALLY. Also eating less Sugar since that bacteria feeds off of it and eating yogurt too helps a lot as well. The tampon trick is fully more effective than Monistat anyday.
Hope this helps some folks and thank you again to Phoebe!
thank you so much for this remedy phoebe. i had my first cyst this weekend, noticed it yesterday and it was inflamed and pea sized today. i used a compress with your solution tonight and kept it on for a couple of hours. when i checked it, the cyst had spontaneously drained blood and pus. i did a hot compress when i got home, and it looks sooooo much better. thanks for this, i was freaked out and feel so much better!
thank you everyone for posting your home remedies and how they have worked. I have a barth cyst now and have poked it, done sitz baths , and also hot compress. I think I made it worse by poking. But today was able to drain a lot of it. Thank goodness! It still seems pretty sore and don't know if its all drained because of the soreness/swelling maybe because of the pressure i applied also while trying to drain it. Anyways my question is that if it isnt completely healed within a couple days can I still try the tea tree witch hazel application even over the small hole that I made? Or will this make it worse? Thank you I hope someone out there can advise me. Thanks
Hi i had tried this about six days ago went to the ER and they really did not help me because i have no insurance.. So im back to try this again... I have a question for you since your messege is so recent and u said it worked... How many times a day did u do this? I only tried it once and it burned so bad i said forget it.. I will say it drastically went down but it is still there... Maybe i need to do it more then once a day ?? I really need an opinion here.. Yours would be greatly appreciated...thank u so much:)
Hello, I am 19 weeks pregnant and found the cyst yesterday. I didn't realize what it actually was until looking it up tonight. I read somewhere that drs normally won't drain them when you are pregnant but mine is so painful I want to try your remedy to get rid of it. Also I am getting married in 8 days and would love it gone by then.
Can anyone who has drained theirs while pregnant offer any advice as to what I should do?
Work in progress cure for ABSCESS CYST (not benign cyst).
Day 1: Walnut size abscess. Pain scale 6/10.
Day 2: Golf ball size abscess. Pain scale 8/10 (could barely sit for longer than a consecutive 10 minutes)
Day 3: Shrunk to Walnut size abscess. Pain scale 6/10.
Day 4: Grape size abscess. Pain scale 3/10. (As of today. Will keep you posted).
SILICA 10mg taken twice x3 daily. (I could already notice a difference within 5 hours. Pain was significantly reduced).
PHEOBE METHODS 1oz Calamine lotion, 1 teaspoon Witch Hazel, 1 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil.
SITZ BATH 20 minutes x2 daily
I've never had a abscess/cyst pop before. And I don't really know how to pop it myself. Do i push on it? Will it hurt? How long did it take for yours to pop after starting the treatment? Will it pop on its own?
Mine popped on its own after 10-11 days. I was doing pretty much what you are doing Silicea 30c 3 times a day, which didn't help after a week of taking,and Phoebe's method which helped after I did it 5 times within 2 days with sitz baths 3-4 times day.
Before it popped The cyst was getting bigger and bigger until it got HUGE and too painful.Then during the night it popped on the inside where the gland opening is,no pain just alot of stuff came out...I took sitz bath ,then phoebes method,then justa simple hot bath and after that it popped.
I am trying this remedy right now and can share that there is initial burning of a menthol type sensation that comes from the tea tree oil & calamine lotion ingredients. In my case, it isn't so overwhelming as to be painful. My cyst manifested about 3 days ago, so I'm very happy to have found this website and this remedy so soon into the whole episode.
I will let y'all know how this works for me, and I'm very hopeful it will be all that's necessary to resolve the issue.
Phoebe, thank you for sharing your experience and this option with all of us.
12/04/2012 Update: So far, this remedy isn't doing anything for reducing my cyst. I did two applications yesterday for 30 minutes each. Today, the cyst has not reduced in size or level of pain, but it doesn't appear to have increased, either. What has happened is that my skin is getting irritated and is beginning to bleed slightly from the caustic ingredients, but I suppose that's one of the things that encourages the cyst to burst and drain. Perhaps mine hasn't grown to proportions where it's ready to burst yet.
The one thing I am concerned about is that the calamine lotion contains parabens, and the labia is full of all those porous glands. Granted, the calamine ingredients list parabens towards the end of the ingredient list, so that means they're the smallest levels in the ingredients. Still, that's not an area that I want potentially carcinogenic ingredients being absorbed twice daily. I'll give this another couple of days and if it isn't making any difference, I'll stop.
I did order helychrysum essential oil yesterday, after reading another woman's suggestion on this topic. I'll see how that works. She also mentioned Apple Cider Vinegar, but I'll need to wait to try that until after this rawness from the current remedy subsides.
Again, I'll update as I progress through this. I'm very hopeful that it will subside and reabsorb back into my body, but if necessary, I'll do a draining procedure myself.
I was ready for a cure once my Ob Gyn identified the lump I found while bathing. He assured me, if it grew larger he could lance the cyst, put in a drain tube, and the cyst would be no more. Well, I started searching for a cure on Dec 5, 2012.
Which brought me to your post Phoebe, and by this time I WAS IN PAIN AND READY TO TRY ANYTHING ONCE. Well, last night I bought the clamine and witch hazel.
I took a 30 min sitz soak, in very warm water. I mixed the calamine and witch hazel. I forgot the tea tree oil, but decided to use vaseline. I soaked cotton in the mixture and compressed the cyst for 30 minutes. I was in soooo much pain I decided to warm a small, moist, towel inside a sandwich bag and heated it in the microwave to a temp I could stand. I covered the cyst with another towel to prevent scalding my skin. I placed the heated towel in the area until the heat, or the tylenol stopped the pain.
Well today I am pleased to tell you, 12hrs later, your cure for this wretchedness burst the cyst. To those who are still suffering, I HOPE YOU TOO FIND A CURE. . .
After reading what everybody wrote I decided to go pick up what I needed for this remedy. I figured it was worth a shot. I couldn't find plain old chamomile lotion so I bought baby lotion which had chamomile in it, witch hazel, and tea tree oil. I applied it as you said for 30 minutes and had a little bit of blood on my cotton balls. A few hours later, I took a sitz bath (just warm water) and used this treatment again. A few hours later I saw blood on the tissue when I went to use the bathroom and thats when I noticed that the cyst was popping. Lots of blood and pus came out and it's a LOT smaller and less painful. Hopefully it's not back in the morning time. I'm going back to the doctors tomorrow to see what the next steps are. I'm scared that this is going to recur.
I think any lady who is suffering with an abscess should give this remedy a shot. It's worth trying!
Oh my gosh you are a goddess of healing for bringing this info to us suffering from the same annoyance! It took 3 days for me I took sitz bath after sitz bath and also what you suggested and after days of crying taking ibuprofen(which helped somewhat) and contemplating going to the e.r uninsured it finally started to burst whilst in bed with my fiancee. I got up so fast! And before I could make it to the door it was pouring down my legs with a stench that is very indescribable. Though gruesome the relief was a slice of heaven never felt so relieved! I made an Acct just to thank you..years later : ) I am very grateful to you. This was my third occurrence in about 3 years and I am 22 because of your help and other things that happened in my life I will consider homeopathic remedies in oppose to chemical the hospital gives you. I will report back if anything new emerges! Thank you Phoebe!!! You are loved!!
I have had a Bartholin Cyst for almost a year. Isn't painful or infected, but has gotten bigger over time and I'm very self conscious about it. The Dr said as long as it doesn't get infected I should leave it alone and just do ditz baths, which hasn't helped! I'm going to the store and getting everything I need for this home remedy tomorrow...I'm ready for this thing to go away! I'll let you all know how it goes!
Hello! I have had a reoccurring bartholins cyst for nearly a year now. My first cyst was around June of last summer, the doctor visit was a fiasco! After being unable to get into my gyno for two weeks I gave in as the cyst was about the size of a golf ball, and made an appointment with a regular doc. The doctor gave me the numbing shots so he could lance and drain the cyst. (The shots! WOW! Wasn't ready for that pain!). But after the shots the doc got cold feet, and said he was unable to do the procedure, and didn't charge me for the visit. Anyone who has under gone the procedure would tell you the shots are awful! I was pissed! Luckily a day after the visit the cyst drained and went down on its own. (Guess he aimed well!)
About six months later it came back, this time I was able to get into my gyno with in a few days.. She lanced and drained the cyst, it was a complete horror show! It felt better for a few days, but by the next week it had returned, more painful and swollen than ever before. It burst, right before my second appointment but I went in and she was pushing for me to have the gland removed.. But they claimed my insurance wouldn't cover it unless they tried the catheter (why didn't they place when the first time?! NO CLUE!). That day she only lanced it again, and drained it for the second time in about 7-8 days. (She didn't feel confident in placing the catheter). The very next day I went to another gyno, who again lanced it and was supposed to insert the catheter.. But didn't. Yeah. I know. What the crap right?!
She claimed it was healing up, and it didn't need it.. Luckily it did go away with in the week. After being cut open, squeezed, and poked three times in the span of maybe 9 days I was SO HAPPY! But scarred needless to say!
Then it came back, one week ago today. I was horrified! After the last events all I could think about was needles and doctor bills! I cried like a baby!
But I sucked it up, said a little prayer, and I searched. That's when I found this thread! It came back last Saturday, and I first tried your calamine lotion/witchhazel/tea tree oil concoction on Wednesday. I repeated the process Thursdays, and Friday. I've also been doing sitz baths three times a day since the first day I felt it. My appointment to have it drained is next Tuesday... BUT! After three days of your remedy it drained today!!!! YAY! I am so relieved it worked! No shots! No cutting! No bills! Not only did it get this thing to drain, but it was soothing and helped with pain a long the way.. I am so greatful you made this thread! I hope this thing is gone for good! THANK YOU! And good luck to anyone who is suffering from these awful things! Fingers crossed!
OK I never believe in these home treatments I must say I go to the Dr. and do what they tell me.
I never had anything like this I am simple- cold, flu (very few times)- I am a big runner and eat heathly. Almost a week ago (of course on a Saturday) I woke up feeling very sore in this area didn't think much of it but as the day went on felt swelling and a knot. Next day knot bigger (of course on a Sunday) by monday hurt so much hard to walk called my OBGYN they made a appt for me on Tuesday morning. Went in knot was 7 cm's and so painful he told me it was this lovely Cyst growing in my gland. Gave me major antibotic's and told me to try to take 5 baths a day as hot as I can. If not gone in a week will do surgery.
Did this till Thursday this thing just kept growing and hurt more than ever now golfball size I am compaining to my coworkers- she found this for me (thank you Sandra) and so desperate I got up from my desk went to CVS bought everything and mixed it did the treatment. It relieved the pain but not the swelling- I now had a fever and I am just wanting to go to bed went to sleep at 7:00 that night, next morning woke up still in great pain and still nothing. I was just devestated.
Long story short about 10:30 am same day Friday it started draining very slowly all day the relief unreal.
I've been getting this horrible cyst for the past 6 years! I had the marsupialization about 4 yrs ago and unfortunately it still comes back. I've heard from other women that after they had kids they stopped getting them. This was unfortunatelly not the case for me! I got it once while 6 months pregnant. I hadn't had it for almost a year and thought I was too "cured." Miracles can happen,right?? Well, less than 2 months ago I got it and now its starting to form again so this is basically back to back right now.
I had never looked up any homeopathic remedies because whenever I went to the er or to different gynos, I was told that I would keep getting it for the rest of my life........oh what joy!
Ever since my surgery, the cyst now forms a pocket deeper inside of me and it doesn't really show on the outside like it used to. This makes it scarier for me because now I don't really know how big it is. Yes, you can kind of feel around it but the mere thought of touching the cyst brings chills up and down my spine because it is so painful. I find myself going to the bathroom a lot less often too because even that simple task becomes unbearable.
Now, that I have a baby and he's crawling all over the place and getting into all kinds of trouble, I realize truly what pure hell this is! Before the baby, I'd take a few days off of work and just lay in bed and be miserable for the most part. Now, taking off from work seems pointless, as I'm stuck taking care and running after and bending over to pick up (each time feels like im dying a slow horrible death) the baby all day with this bulge doubling in size in what seems to me to in milliseconds.
Enough with the ranting at this point, but I'm sure you can sense my frustration and need to vent on this forum. I'm off to try this remedy and hope it works even now that the cyst has only been growing for a day. I too have stopped going to the doctors to lance it and just let it rupture on its own. This takes about a week usually. Let's see if I'm going to save myself 6 days worth of torture and self-loathing. I will update everyone with my results.
(p.s.: thanks for listening. It felt good to get that off my chest)
I want to say thank you to all who have shared there experience. This is my wife's account but she is crying in the bath tub right now. So she asked me to do this for her. This is the first time she has had this and it has been over a week. It seams to only get bigger and more painful each day. We have been putting this concoction on the out side of her Virginia and sitting in the bath. Nothing seams to change. Are we doing this wrong? Please help us. We are unsure about where it is supposed to burst. I have looked everywhere and I can not find anything that seams to be a head. My wife is in extreme pain and does not want to go to the hospital. Thank you for helping.
OMG!I went to the store today and purchased the products for this home remedy (Witchazel, Calamine Lotion, and Tea Tree oil). I used 1 ounce of calamine lotion, 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil, and 1 teaspoon of Witchazel soaked it up with a flat cotton pad. Then I put it directly on the abscess, left it on for about an hour. ( Don't forget to wear a pad to keep the cotton in place). Next, I took a 15 minute sitz bath with Epsom Salt and then repeated the (home remedy recipe again and 15 minutes later it busted. Instant pain relief! I then ran another bath and cleansed the area with warm water and a mild soap. The lump has decreased completely and the pain is gone. Overall, from start to finish using this remedy took is about 2 hours for my abscess to bust. Love Love this remedy. Very fast and effective. Thank you to the creator.
incredible!! Phoebe posted this SIX years ago in 2007, (I think in November, unless it's a European date format, in that case it would be march...anyhow). today is Wed. June 19, 3013 and I have aways been into alternative remedies and medicine but had never heard of this one. I'm 50 and have been getting these small lumps on my outer labia for probably over 20 yrs. Forever ago a Gynecologist told me it was similar to acne in the skin of the labia. I thought that odd. They looked & felt like boils and in the past they'd quickly grow to a head and I'd had no problem squeezing them so they'd release blood and puss. Ew gross! I know! I'd get them once every 2 yrs or so. I've been using tea tree oil as an antiseptic for cuts and acne for years, so I always used it on these boils. I had NO idea it was the Bartholin gland until reading about it last week!! NO gynecologist had ever talked to me about that. I mean, I was told it was like boils (acne) on a gland, but never a clear description.
Most importantly Phoebe's remedy is a miracle cure! I was incredibly pleased to learn something amazing and new last night when I mixed a teaspoon of tea tree oil with a table spoon of quality witch hazel and a heaping tablespoon of Calamine lotion. I soaked it up with a cotton pad and put the soaked cotton pad with the tincture on the boil and a sanitary napkin on my underwear. I slept with it in place and this morning I woke up and low and behold the boil had erupted and completely gone down. I sat in a sitz bath with some Epsom Salts then I took shower and put another tincture soaked cotton pad onto the open boil with a new sanitary napkin and took my dogs out for a walk. When I returned an hour later and removed the pad. I was truly amazed. The swelling is almost gone. I presume in a few days with this treatment it will be gone completely.
I would NEVER have thought of this myself. I am SO grateful to have found this because for the 1st time in over 20 yrs I thought I'd have to have this lanced and/or removed by a doctor and I have no health coverage currently.
All's well now! I am so glad I don't listen to doctors or some people who say, "don't look on the Internet for health remedies and issues".. I say screw that! :)
I have never written a post, review or reply for anything like this. I'm not the kind of person who likes to go through the hassle of creating password and username for every website. So, needless to say, here I am telling you all that this is the worst pain I have ever experienced, and Pheobe's method is absolutely genius!!! Now because I was so skeptic, I will give you the details that I wish I had read somewhere in these earlier posts.
Back in 2010 I had developed my first Bartholin gland cyst/abscess. Not to my knowledge I thought it was just some odd pain that would go away. Until the pain grew to a lump the size of a grape which I discovered after sex. I remember laying on the floor next to my boyfried at the time (now husband) in pain and knew although I had no insurance at the time, I needed to make my first Gyno visit ever. So naturally I was nervous but didnt care what had to be done as long as my Gyno could do something. She knew exactly what it was, an infected Bartholin gland abscess. I was scheduled for emergency surgery the next day to perform marsupialization to the gland. I was terrified having never been to the Gyno let alone never having surgery. Well the procedure went great, experienced no pain and was so relieved immediately after just took the pain pills and antibiotics given post op. the word catheter fell out on its own oh about 4-5 days after. 3 years later and I still have had no problem with the left side Bartholin gland after the marsupialization.
Now this time, my right gland has been effected. It has been 11 days since I felt the pain. I am 25, and one evening I was laying in bed with my husband saying how it felt like my vagina was bruised. The sensation as if I had rough sex although I didn't and it had been 3 days. The next morning I felt around and noticed a small bump that still felt bruise like. It was more of an internal bump, nothing visible. I hoped it was something that would go away but I became more worried and thought it was a vaginal lump. The days went on and on day 5 the lump was grape size. I called my Gyno to realize she had just left for vacation and wouldn't be back for another week. I didn't know what to do and at that point knew it was a Bartholin abscess and knowing my previous occurance, I didn't want to develop further inflammation or cellulitis from the lingering infection. My Gyno office told me to contact my family doctor or urgent care. After reading previous posts about urgent care horror stories of lancing and further infection I wasn't about to go. I now have insurance but still not the best for a visit to urgent care.
I called my family doctor whom is a family friend and I trust very well, she told me that it was something that really couldn't be taken care of in the office and it was a procedure my Gyno would have to do. She was able to steer me n the right direction, put me on antibiotics and had me do hot compresses until I could see my Gyno ( in one week).
So here I am... Day 11. My appointment with my Gyno is on day 14. All week I have been reading this chain of posts and articles and remedies trying to find any cure possible. My pain tolerance is high and when my gland grew today to the size of a golf ball maybe bigger, my pain was a 10/10. Like the rest of you, sitting hurt as well as walking and even laying in bed. I have avoided sex for nearly 2 weeks. It is my anniversary today and I can't have sex with my husband :( he has been so patient and helpful, listening to my rants, running to the store and giving me massages. On top of the Bartholin gland pain, I developed a yeast infection from the antibiotics I am on. Inflammation station, pain and itching. Now I have taken monistat, naproxen for pain, and my antibiotics. I am not a person who likes to take medication unless I have to, hence trying to find a natural remedy. But one person can only take so much pain!!!!!!!! So the remedies began as follows:
Since day 5, I started antibiotics have taken 2-3 shallow baths(sitz bath in a tub) each day and added one cup Epsom Salts and several drops of pure lavender oil since it is also a natural disinfectant. I started hot compresses at night. I have also been using dial antibacterial soap morning and night gently down there.
Day 7, I read Pheobes natural method. I have applied 2-3x a day for several hours a cotton round soaked in 1oz calamine lotion, 1 tsp pure tea tree oil, and 1 TSP witch hazel. I had better hopes and although I didn't notice much of a difference I knew I was being proactive and hoped for the best. I want sure where to apply the solution so I applied it directly to the inside of the labia where the entrance to the gland can be found. I will also mention that this time around, the gland was swollen more internally than the last time when it was on the opposite side. A lump was not actually visible until yesterday. The whole right side of my lady parts are swollen. After several days of the solution things were feeling a bit dry down there from the tea tree oil so I thought today I would give it a break. Well at 2 in the morning I'm laying In bed and still can't get comfortable in excruciating pain. So I got up and took a bath. Before hopping in the tub I took a mirror and inspected, to which my surprise a head had formed on duct of the infected gland. I had read this happening before so took the bath and added the slightest bit of pressure for 10 seconds because that was all I could stand. Afterwards I laid down on my bed with a towel and mirror hoping to see it better and maybe get the darn thing to drain. As I pulled the inflammed skin back, the abcess finally drained nd burst on its own. THERE IS HOPE THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR POSTING ADVICE!!!! It has given me hope for the times I had my head resting on the edge of the tub crying in pain. That is why I had to post as well. So I drained and applied more pressure just a little bit ago, took a shower to clean up, and the warm water helped because it began to drain more. So I had to shower again. It has slowed down and I have soaked a cotton round in the phoebes famous solution and left it tucked again the gland opening with a sanitary pad on. The abscess is now a tad smaller than a grape and it feels great to not have as much pain. I will keep applying the solution for 3 more days until my Gyno appointment to keep the duct open and free of bacteria. I am assuming I will have to do another marsup procedure and actually look foward to I as I never want to experience this pain again. Best wishes to you all reading this. Be persistant, IT WILL PAY OFF!:)
I just wanted you to know Phoebe, I just used your remedy. I had my 2nd occurance with the cyst flare up yesterday. I was like a mad lady. (this was my 1st one this year but had them in the past that just went away on their own) It came 2 weeks ago and went away on its own in 4 days but wasn't "that" painful. Well needless to say, yesterday it came back with avengence!!! OW! Such pain for such a little pea-sized cyst! So I started hunting...I really didn't want to go to the DR to have it lanced open...OUCH! The Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Calomine is awesome! Left it on for like 15-20 mins...and within 1 hour it was pussy and draining! THANK GOD! Almost IMMEDIATE RELIEF!
I think you should call the Mayo Clinic and have them add your remedy to their list! IT REALLY WORKS!!
Thanks so much for your insight
--a very thankful BC sufferer!
I suggest you guys should not just try, but USE this remedy Phoebe suggests here.
I tried to get the mixture myself but I couldn't get witch hazel in Nigeria. So I googled witch hazel to find out what it does and try to see if I could get an alternative herb here. Then I realized its specific functions matched those of a herbal cream available here. So I tried it, and voila! It disappeared within 2-3 applications. I felt a mild pain the first day but subsequently, none. It flattened in less than 3 days!
In fact, it unblocked the opening that must have been blocked and the gland functions normally now. It doesn't build up anymore, its painless, and most of all it functions normally. Nigerian babes out there suffering from bartholin's gland inflammation, you don't need to subject yourself to a surgical blade, pain and thousands of Naira! All you need is just 100 naira. Go to a chemist and ask for authentic herbal cream. Or better still, when you see those guys that hawk them, buy one. I still can't believe that I have been suffering for the past 2 years all because of 100 Naira! I would have just subjected myself to severe pains and loss of money!
Thanks Phoebe. Your remedy will save lots of lives and pains and for each person this post helps, am sure the Almighty God will reward you a hundred fold.
OMG! Phoebe THANK YOU!!!!! For posting this! I was @ two different docs this week which the first doc failed to drain it properly so it felt even worse after the 2nd doc suggested going to the ER.......okaay! So I was getting no relief from doctors so I searched the web saw ur post tried it last night & boom it feels sooooo much better today!!! Still not @ a 100% but walking & sitting r possible again!!! Thank you!!!!
I had a sebaceous cyst (on inner labia) for a couple of years and I was told that the only way to get rid of it was to have it cut out. I ran across this post and decided to try it, and I am so happy to say it worked! I mixed the ingredients and used a cotton ball to apply for 30 minutes a day until it was gone. Thank you for sharing this.
Thank You for this home remedy!!!! I too have suffered from Bartholin' gland abcesses over last few years. Never extremely terribly, but 9 days ago I had one come up in a different spot and this pain was terribly. I am all about home remedies due to no health insurance. I read for about 2 days as the thing go worse trying to find something! I was doing daily site bathes, actually 2 a day. Last Friday I found this forum and read completely thru the threads and only found that there was just a couple whom it did not work for, so the odds sounded really good! So, Saturday night I tried the mixture! Now let me just say the odor was not good, but the resul was worth it. The abcess went down in size extremely yesterday and leaked some. I fell asleep the next night so I did not doctor the abcess, only to wake this Morning and it be very small. I am going to doctor it tonight to make sure the abcess is completely gone.
I am so thankful that I tried this mixture and thankful that Phobe shared it! I ell how know how to help my girlfriends!
Hi, I have just recently gotten my second cyst. My first one was about 4 years ago and I had to get it drained because it was so large and painful that I could not sit. This time around, I started to notice it about a month ago. For a short time it went down in size and pain, and thought it was going away on its own. During the past week, I was under a lot of stress ( I read that may contribute to it) and it flared up to the point that I had to take off work today. My boyfriend found this page and went to get the supplies for the remedy last night. I was pleased to find that after applying it off and on for a cpl hours it felt better, and when I woke up this morning it had a small amount of puss coming out of it. I then decided to take an Epsom Salt bath for the hope that it would burst. Still nothing though.. now it just seems as if I have made the skin raw. Is there a point that I should stop using the concoction, or is it safe to use even though the actual skin may be irritated? Any info would help.. I am miserable :(
I'm going to try this mines not infected been there for around a monththought it was just swollen but it hasn't gone away started doing more research and found out its a cyst so I'm going to try and let you know how it's going
Thank you for this, Pheobe. I had a Bartholin's Cyst 6 years ago. I was perscribed antibiotics and it eventually went away. Unfortunately, last week after having intercourse I developed a cyst that quickly turned into an abscess. It was painful and debilitating. For a few days, I couldn't walk or sit without it bothering me.
Just last night, it spontaneously burst. It seriously has been the most relief I've ever felt because prior to it bursting, the pain was unbearable. I was woken up at 3am by it and couldn't go back to sleep for 2 hours. It was a very intense burning pain from the inside out. I was about to go to the ER when it burst. My abscess was skin deep and did not come to a head. It burst from the inside. Other than fuicidin cream that was perscribed to me, I didn't take any oral antibiotics for my abscess. Instead, after researching on the net here's what I did for a week:
Sitz Baths with Epsom Salts 3-4 times/day
If you don't have a bathtub, you can buy a sitz bath at your local drugstore which is placed over your toilet. I sat in my baths 3-4 times a day, 30mins - 1 hour each.
Pheobe's Method 2-3 times/day
Warning: some may have more sensitivity than others to Tea Tree Oil. It can feel like a burning sensation on your skin. Try 1/2 a teaspoon first and move up to 1 teaspoon if you don't feel a reaction.
Hot Compresses - as much as possible
Keep a warm compress on your cyst as much as possible through out the day. Heat will slow down the pus/mucus production in your cyst and may even keep the trapped liquid from getting too thick. A heat pad works best, wrap in it a thin clean cotton shirt so you don't expose your skin to synthetic materials like plastics/rubber.
Drank garlic tea 1-2 times/day
Garlic is a natural antibiotic. Although garlic tea doesn't sound appetizing, I was desperate. Cut up 3-4 cloves and boil them.
The night my abscess burst, I rotated a hot compress with a cold compress. This may have also helped it happen because I've read other women say that they did this as well before it burst. During my week (where I was mostly in bed with a compress), I spent a lot of time reading every single forum/website I could on Bartholin's Cysts. I hope all of my collected info can help you out.
Hi Phoebe I'm an African American female early twenties and i have just experienced my first bartholin cyst/abscess. I would like to say it was caused because i had unprotected sex with an uncircumcised guy and or from the birth control(implanon) That's been giving me all kinds of (hormonal) problems since i got it. I started off small i thought i had pulled a muscle or something, i did nothing about it thought it would wear off after a hot bath and no more sex it didn't so i started to massage the lump and it grew larger and painful, i mean i was in pure agony. Upon doing research finding out what was really going on i came across your remedy, i tried it the first time for thirty minutes and the pain and swelling went down instantly but only temporarily i actually moved to around from being closer to my thigh to lower closer to my anus. I used a heating pad to help with 2 more applications for about 5 or 6 hours to overnight the decrease in pain and swelling was permanent i also believe it is starting to drain in the form of Vaginal Discharge is that normalv
Thanks so much for sharing this Phoebe. I went to the doctors with this, was pre-scribed anti-biotics, and also followed your advice which eased the pain considerably and although at times it reduced the size of the cyst it would sometimes flare up again. I read about another alternative treatment called Serrapeptase, after 4 days after taking the highest dose I could find via amazon twice daily an an empty stomach the cyst has completely disappeared. I am so thankful for the lady that discovered this, and would throughly recommend that ladies you give it a try as I am pretty sure it was the medicine that finally cleared up the problem.
Thanks so much for sharing this Phoebe. I went to the doctors with this, was pre-scribed anti-biotics, and also followed your advice which eased the pain considerably and although at times it reduced the size of the cyst it would sometimes flare up again. I read about another alternative treatment called Serrapeptase, after 4 days after taking the highest dose I could find via amazon twice daily an an empty stomach the cyst has completely disappeared. I am so thankful for the lady that discovered this, and would throughly recommend that ladies you give it a try as I am pretty sure it was the medicine that finally cleared up the problem.
All the best,
I had my first bartholin cyst ever since last sunday. It was a manageable pain until three days ago where I was in tears every few hours from the pain. I came across your post yesterday and was totally prepared to go to the pharmacy today and pick up supplies, but I scheduled an appointment with a gyno because I was in that much pain. I knew what it was already from countless hours of research on the internet so when the doctor told me that's what it was, it was no surprise.
But she did encourage me to try the home remedy of soaking in very hot salt baths 4 times a day first until it popped and she prescribed me antibiotics which I can't take anyways from allergies to amoxicillin. She said if it didn't go away in a few days that she would lance it for me, but that would be even more painful than the pain I was experiencing at the moment. And odds were that it would close quickly and definitely come back. It was nice to hear that she didn't want to lance it right away to get it over with as I've read about many women having it lanced only to come back days later and hurting worse.
Soooo.. low and behold I was in the middle of Grand Central Station on my way home from the doctor back to Brooklyn when my stupid cyst burst open. It felt like a rush of liquid falling out. I booked it to the restroom and found blood and puss coming out. IMMEDIATE relief. I was so happy. After squeezing my legs together for the hour journey home on the subway, I finally made it home to take a hot salt bath to clean out. And then I applied Phoebe's calamine, tea tree oil, and witch hazel solution to the remaining lump. Any pain left over stopped right away upon application. And it has helped in keeping the draining process going.
I am so happy that this problem is almost gone. I'll continue my hot salt baths 3 times a day for a week just because I'm paranoid and probably once a night for like ever!!! just to be safe!! : )
i had my first bartholin's nightmare about 2 yrs ago. it was awful. things never went completely back to normal, but i was okay until yesterday. both times this happens when i can't do anything other than the e.r.. so, being desperate, i improvised your remedy. i have a product with the same active ingredient as calamine, i had witch hazel, but no tea tree oil. i did several hot sitz baths with epsom salt, and did the cotton ball thing after. it burned a bit. when i went to use the bathroom this morning, i found blood and thought i had gotten my period. but i'm pretty sure it was stuff that came out of the cyst while i was asleep. the relief i experienced overnight was amazing. i don't suffer from this condition chronically, so i don't know if it's advisable for everyone, but it has definitely helped me. super hot, Epsom Salt sitz baths (4 @10-15 min.), and one time with the witch hazel and calamine for at least 30 min. once a day.). i'm am so relieved. to all of you strong women who suffer with this; you have my sympathy. this is some nasty bullshit. nobody should have to deal with this. good luck, ladies! xo
Hello, I want to share my experience with this treatment. I have been a long-time sufferer of this beast. I had my first in my late teens. I have had several lanced, had marsupialization, and finally surgery to remove the cyst wall (supposedly). The surgery was in 1993. I was cyst-free for many years, but I would notice a lump occasionally in that spot. It was painless and never changed size, but would come and go over the years. I went on to have two babies and am now mid-way through menopause.
About two weeks ago, I noticed the lump, but it was tender. By the next day, it was full-blown back. It was over the weekend, so I had to endure until I could call my Gyno on Monday. I went in and got re-acquainted with my old "friend" the lance. It drained for about two days with sitz baths and I thought I was done. But yesterday, it was back again! I found this forum and went right out and bought the tea tree oil. I mixed the ingredients exactly as Phoebe described and applied to a cotton ball to the area for 30 mins. It brought relief, but did not drain. I tried again a few hours later, the same treatment. I went to use the bathroom, and... it burst! Such relief! It is almost completely drained now and I will do another treatment today just to be sure. I am shocked this worked, because I have tried every other remedy in the past with no luck. I have never had one burst spontaneously - always had to have it lanced.
I am so grateful to have found this forum, I had to sign up and post my story.
My heart goes out to all of you ladies who are suffering the same as I did and do. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy!
Best of luck to all my "sisters" in this fight!
Hi , first I'd like to thank u for this post! Some of us are at our whit's end with this! I literally want to pull my hair out! I have 1 question. How many days was your cyst present before u tried this remedy? Usually these this will not rupture until it has reached its peak! Very painful peak about 3-4 days in its presence.
If I could kiss you I would. I had realized I had this 4 days ago. I did the sitz baths, warm water with Epsom salt, warm compresses while I slept, apple cider vinegar, an apple cider vinegar and baking soda paste with warm compresses... Nothing worked. I tried to get rid of it without having to contact a doctor. On the 4th day (today) was my most painful day yet. I decided to try this... I went to the store and bought what I needed. Came home and did this, followed by another sitz bath. About an hour later I was in so much pain I was literally in tears and I called my ob-gyn... She put me on hold to see if they could fit me in. Literally while I was on hold the thing ruptured! I have never been that excited for nasty stuff to come out of my body before... This totally works!! Thank you so much!!!!
So I have tried the above "potion" as I call it for the past 3 days and it has done nothing positive to my cyst except make it aaaangry. It now kind of itches/burns which it didn't before.
Hx: Mine is about marble size and never hurt but I just wanted to get rid of it as we all know it looks quite awkward & anything strange growing on your body of course causes stress. Plus my boyfriend is scared to have sex with me now and I'm scared to try also!
Other: I also have been taking Serrapeptase 120,000 x3 in the AM for the past 2 days. Still nothing. I have now ordered silica. Before these options I tried the constant sitz baths multi times a day for 10-15 mins each. Feeling really sad and desperate as getting rid of this little thing is on my mind allll the time.
Note: Saw an NP and she said as long is its not getting bigger or bothering me its not worth getting drained.
I've had this recurring cyst for about 2years now. Tried phoebe's mix and it really worked along with taking long sitz baths as hot as youcan tolerate. But now it has reappeared on the other side but it is very deep. It is also very hard. I tried the mix but it doesn't seem to help. I also read on a website to take a couple drops of tea tree oil on my fingertip and rub the bump. I notice that the pain has stopped. Iwant it to rupture altogether. Does anyone know of something that ican try to bring it to a head? Please.
This remedy worked for me. I was so ecstatic. I had suffered with excruciatig pain for three days (after a week of moderate pain) and finally I sucked it up and looked for a home remedy. I don't have insurance, and as I've already had two lanced in the last 5 years, I couldn't imagine how much it would cost.
I didn't have the calamine lotion. The first compress I used the witch hazel and tea tree oil and 4 hours later I used chamomile tea, witch hazel and tea tree. All the time I did massage the cyst. Nine hours later, the cyst drained. The pain is almost completely gone. Yay! I can stand and sit again.
I recommend making sure you have pads on hand. I use tampons for my monthly, so I've had to send my husband out for supplies... but other than that I am mighty pleased with this remedy. I know it has saved me hundreds of dollars.
I had a cyst,did not try Phoebs solution, but did soaking. Yesterday was the most painful, especially last night, just as i was about to go to the ER, something happened,it burst. Immediate relief. No one said on any of these sites that there would be pain like that. My advise is pain meds, tylonol did not work, you will need something much stronger.
Hi Phoebe, I wish i had found your post a few days ago. i had this devil of a cyst for about 3 days and 2 nights. i sat in hot water for about half an hour each night and i actually slept with no underwear and a heat pad all night. It was hard for me to walk and it kept me up at night. for pain i took naproxen and the chewable aspirin orange flavor. I even poked it with a needle (needle didn't work). then today i laid down with the heat pad for about 45 minutes and i felt this relief. i went to the bathroom to pee and took a mirror and looked at it. it had popped and i squeezed the rest out which was not painful at all. I am so happy and relieved and i cried out of pure happiness.
The cause of the bartholin cyst should be corrected. One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
According to dr. jorge flechas, dr. david brownstein, and dr. arthur miller, cysts and fibroids anywhere in the body are caused by Iodine deficiency.
We have MANY testimonials for cysts in the breast (fibrocystic Breast Disease), cysts in the ovaries (PCOS), cysts & fibroids in the uterus , and cysts anywhere in the body. http://tinyurl.com/iodine-testimonials
Iodine should only be used as a prevention. I don't have any testimonials for Iodine being applied to this kind of cyst, so I don't know if it would work on this kind of cyst.
Thank you for sharing this. I was on day 3 yesterday in a lot of pain and tried this. It worked!! I am feeling a thousand times better today. I know it's an old post but it was the best one out there in my Google search :)
THANK YOU for sharing this information. After having 2 marsupiaisatin surgeries in the past, I thought my days of Bartholin gland abscesses were over. Then 4 days ago an extremely large one appeared over night. After 2 very painful days without an success with sitz baths, I was becoming desperate for relief. I really didn't want to go back to the doctor and experience the pain or embarrassment that entails! (I had 1 doctor explain to me the proper way to wipe, as if I wasn't aware and I was somehow to blame for this horrible cyst!) Then I found your post. It was so reassuring to know that other women had experience this and that it could be healed without being cut on once again.
I didn't have any Calamine lotion or Witch Hazel but I remembered that Castor oil was used to shrink pimples. So I took a round flat cotton pad and soaked it with the Castor oil and added 2 drops of Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil). I only use CPTG essential oils especially in such sensitive areas! I began to drink lots of water with fresh lemon to get my bodies PH back in balance, I took an Emergen-C to boost my immune system and decided a day of rest was required.
After 3 sitz baths as hot as I could stand (20 minutes each) with Epsom Salts and an entire day of keeping the cotton pad on and simply replacing it every so often with a fresh one, THE CYST DRAINED!!! It was instant relief. If only I knew about this sooner I wouldn't have suffered for so long. My cyst was so large I couldn't even it properly. If this worked on me, it will work for you. Please don't suffer another minute!! Give this a try.
Best of Luck,
I have been dealing with this issue for years and actually had the gland removed during surgery some years back. Unfortunatly, the problems has started with the other gland. I had it drained once (which is very painful) and when it reoccured and I asked my doctor to have it removed, he stated that he did not feel this was necessary. The cyst is the size of a male testicule and it has been this size for almost a year. I am going to try Phoebe's method again(tried it once in the beginning and it was very painful). I want this gone and if this does not work, I will beg my doctor to have it removed. It is embarrassing and sometimes I feel as if I have done something wrong so it is so nice to hear other women who are going through similar experiences. I will let people know how it works out.
Thank you so much for the home remedy! Unfortunately, for me I'll have to wait to try it tomorrow since I do not have all the ingredients handy. I have been struggling with these cysts/ abscess for about 9 months. I've already had 4! When I noticed my first one back in May, I cried. I thought I was growing a testicle! Haha. Through some quick research I quickly found out what it really was and went to the doctors. I was put on antibiotics and hydrocodone for the pain. Both of which did nothing. After about 4 days the pain was so unbearable laying down was a chore, and don't even get me started on trying to walk to use the rest room. I was bed ridden, in pain, wordering how the hell I ended up with this thing! It finally burst that night while I was asleep and what a relief it was. After it healed I thought I'd never have to deal with it again until it came back twice in August. This time it wasn't quite as bad, but again I was on antibiotics and doing Epsom Salt sitz baths, which I think worked for the most part. It didn't burst, it just slowly went away. Well now this is the 4th time and it is even worse than the first time. It's been 5 days since I started antibiotics and no progress. I can't do sitz baths, as I physically cannot get out of bed. I would not wish this on my worst enemy! Most painful and depressing thing I've gone through. I feel hopeless knowing that they are reoccurring. Any other remedies or tricks, I am willing to try!!!!!
Where ever you are, you are so appreciated. There aren't enough hugs in the world. This worked for me. I was in a lot of pain and didn't want to take the chance of removing this gland, especially when I have read that the problem Can recur afterwards. The only change I made was to start with only 1/2 oz of tea tree oil. I wanted to be careful because some people are allergic to it. My husband can get hives from it. So I started with only 1/2 oz of tea tree, 1 oz witch hazel and 1 oz of calamine lotion. I soaked a regular sized cotton ball put it in place over the gland and put on a pad. I wore it around for a couple of hours. I noticed after about an hour it started to itch. Not in a burning itching something's wrong itch. It was like something was healing itch. Later when I went to change the cotton ball I decided to take a hot bath. As hot as I could stand it. After about twenty minutes I cleaned my self. While I was still in the tub I used a mirror to look at it and noticed a white head on it. I went ahead and squeezed it, which was not as painful in the tub as the first time I had tried to squeeze it days before. It was no problem. It burst and drained so easy. I cleaned myself of again got out of the tub and dried off. I went ahead and soaked another cotton ball with the same mixture and but it back in the same spot. I will post again later when I check it again. I will say that currently it is itching again but in that way that feels like a cut that is growing new skin. Like it is healing. Ladies these things happen to all of us. Try this remedy I believe you will be very pleased.
Hi phoebe, my name is Melanie I just had to join cure zone so I could express how thankful I am that you passed on the remedy for the bartholin cyst. I've had an abscess and a cyst that came about a year apart. The first time I was hospitalized because of blood loss and my blood being poisoned, it was the size of a grapefruit (no lie) The second time, I had a word cather, and it took a little over year to reappear this time. Just so happen I ran into your message, I tried it and worked within an hour. Now I finally have hope for the future, this is an ailment I wish on no one.
Thank you so much for this post!!!
I have had one of these nasty cysts for two weeks. I woke up in the middle of the night and it hurt so bad I thought I might die. This morning I sent hubby to the store for the
Calamine, witch hazel and tea tree oil. I did just what you said, left it on for 30 minutes. 3 hours later it drained all by itself!
God bless you and this cure. I hope I never get another one but if I do, I know just how to fix it fast.
Hi all, I tried something and it worked really well so I wanted to share it. A simple description of a Batholin's cyst is that mucus or secretions can't drain properly. I wondered if guaifenesin, which is used to thin chest mucus, might thin the mucus of a Batholin cyst. I went to the drug store and bought generic expectorant with only guaifenesin. Of the ones available, I bought the ones with the highest guaifenesin content. I took three pills which was more than directed. Within eight hours, out of no where, I noticed my underwear was wet. The cyst had drained.
my dear sisters,
i hope any woman considering using a "jamu stick" (a molded stick of herbal ingredients that is supposed to cleanse/tighten the vagina when inserted - it has been folk medicine for countless generations BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT IS SAFE FOR EVERY ONE, EVERY TIME!!!) will be able to know about this before using one...
almost immediately after inserting this, it could DRY UP and FUSE to your insides - the instructions tell u to leave it in for 1-2 minutes, but in less than 30 seconds mine (which i did make sure was wet) became STUCK .......a few of them make mild mention that it might "adhere" and if that happens to just move it left to right to release it but the sellers of this are covering up how bad this could really be - i had hoped this could help with a bartholin's absess but instead, sisters, this FUSED to my body and i tried using the shower massager and positioning myself under the bathtub faucet to rewet it, but it wouldn't come out, and i ...pulled it out, RIPPING OUT MY SKIN, BLEEDING, AND IN THE WORST PAIN OF MY LIFE.......
i am desperate to save other women from this happening to them ...please do NOT use a jamu stick!!! or if u do - PLEASE DON'T - please make sure the stick is DRIPPING WET, and only QUICKLY slide it in once-twice and please do not leave it in for ANY amount of time not even 30 seconds!! PLEASE!!! ...i pray this never happens to another woman!!! *cry*
why would anyone want to do such a thing?
some women are naturally loose or loose from numerous sexua| partners. if promiscuity is the culprit then she might want to cut down on partners which is a good idea anyway.
as far as cleanliness, it shouldn't be that hard. all you have to do is wash 2x a day with a good body wash, eat healthier and wear good fitted, breathable undies. Green drinks like chlorophyll and spirulina works wonders on body odors.
it amazes me how women will go thru hurdles to please male sexua| partners when it is not reciprocated. men will not go thru all of that trouble for women ever, so why should you? stop putting yourself thru this for worthless men who are cheating on you anyway.
btw, as far as bartolins abscess you should go to a clinic and have it drained if it's bothering you that much otherwise abscesses can heal on their own after a few days if not picked at and reduce food intake and up water consumption, but that's if the infection is not too far along and severe.
it shows this thing comes from Singapore. everytime i buy something from there or anywhere in Asia it usually falls apart after 2 or 3 uses, so I guess that's saying much about the efficiency of many of their products. stick to American made products.
with all due respect, my - or any woman's - reasons for using such a product, are not your concern to stand in judgement of ...and my hygiene is just fine, i don't need your advice...
oh, and... i don't know whether u are male or just have never had a bartholin's cyst "drained" - u say like it's nothing, it's having one's privates sliced with a knife, and i say women should pursue ANY other way (jamu stick getting stuck was almost as bad!) we can to avoid having to go through that!
for whatever reason, this product was used and a traumatic experience was had so i am just hoping to warn other women who might for whatever reason they choose use this product ...please don't use this, ladies...
no offense to you, but you are probably like one of very few women using such a foreign object. i know it is none of my business about why you are using it, but you put your business out there already.
no, i've never had a bartolins cyst. but i can tell you that if i had such a condition, i would not be using this. the article says that it was an herbal stick designed to enhance orgasms, provide some cleansing and tighten the vaginal opening for better intercourse for the male. i know of too many women unfortunately putting themselves at risk trying to please some worthless boyfriend.
i am NOT one of "few" women who would turn to a jamu stick (which are NOT just for the benefit of a man, those are only the out-dated writings that accompany the product, HOWEVER if any woman wanted to use it for that reason, u may have bitterness towards men but that is up to a woman and herself alone) jamu stick use is a tradition passed down from woman to woman in other countries ...but unfortunately that doesn't mean it's safe (for bartholin's cysts, which you have no experience with and therefore shouldn't speak on, it could have been a way of holding delivering/holding medicinal herbs, but unfortunately it turned out to be dangerous due to its potential to unexpectedly fuse inside), so i wanted to post, in hopes that at least some women considering using this might look it up first and find my warning ...that is NOT just putting my business out there (and if it is, if it spares one woman from what happened to me then so be it).
my post was for women interested in jamu sticks, u were not so please just ignore my post...
well like i had stated earlier the article said that this was for tightening the vagina for male heightened sexua| pleasure. i think what may have happened is that it tighten too much and caused the fusing. i wonder if the herbs in it would cause a severe burning of the penis and urethra.
what i find curious, and maybe you can help me understand, is why was it used for bartolins cyst when the product does not state anywhere that it would be helpful for this? i do have experience w/herbs and i know depending on the person and strength that they can be quite nauseating. i've actually puked up herbs that were too strong for me, so i would be most careful in inserting them in body cavities w/out really knowing what the effect would be.
i understand that this is a healing w/out medication site, and i respect that. however, i really think if you ever told any proactive physician about this he would be very very perplexed as to why you chose this. this experience sounds very much to me like the ones i read about in that book i think called 'experiences in the e.r.' where docs and nurses tell of situations they've come across like that one older lady that docs had to remove a potato from her vagina. it was a really interesting book.
u are comparing me to a woman who inserted a potato into her vagina??? ...u are presumptuous and rude! i used an item INTENDED for vaginal use and validated through ages of cultural use, and which i am _trained_ in herbal medicine to use! the stick's herbs can draw the cyst, and it is the perfect way to deliver/hold them where needed (but, what happened to me could happen to someone else so i am urging other women not to try this)!
i posted to share with women an experience i had so they might be cautious - and u felt the need to respond, calling me/any other woman who would use this, foolish, as well as project your bitterness about men/why women would use this for men, spout condescending advice about hygiene ("as for cleanliness, it shouldn't be that hard. all you have to do is wash 2x a day with a good body wash") LIKE we don't wash ourselves already?! some women STILL have vaginal issues despite keeping impeccable hygiene!
NEITHER ONE OF US THINK WOMEN SHOULD USE JAMU STICKS - myself NOT for women's empowerment reasons and NOT thinking they seem foolish ...i can see the value they might have, BUT something can go wrong so, again, i urge women not to try this.
not necessarily comparing u to that lady but just saying the story kinda puts me in the mind of that book i once read.
my point was, that there must be more conventional options than what was used here.
have you ever thought about sending correspondence to the makers of shamu sticks from Singapore (hopefully they speak English) and giving them reviews on their product? maybe they can work on improving it or taking it off the market altogether.
you speak of using this for cyst. nowhere in the description of this product does it state it was designed for that purpose.
this product is for sexua| enhancement, which it apparently failed in it's attempts to do so. you say you are trained in herbs, which i was unaware of since you ask for herbal advice in your other posts.
"some women STILL have vaginal issues despite keeping impeccable hygiene!"
yes, i understand that. many of these issues are related to candida, yeast, fungus and std's.
"i used an item INTENDED for vaginal use and validated through ages of cultural use"
you do realize that many cultural usages are now outdated and more safe and efficient means have been adopted.
"NEITHER ONE OF US THINK WOMEN SHOULD USE JAMU STICKS - myself NOT for women's empowerment reasons and NOT thinking they seem foolish "
I never said you were foolish. hopefully the day will come when women stop thinking empowerment for them primarily comes thru their vaginas. a liberated mind is far more empowering imho.
just because a person asks for advice with health issues - which you have no business knowing (looking up my posts) or claiming to know anything about me/my knowledge at all - does NOT mean they are not trained in herbs, the body is infinitely complex and the only being who has it completely figured out is the creator, so even for someone trained such as i _am_, the more heads we can put together the better!
you do not know much about jamu sticks - there are other uses for them that you are not privy to. not to mention, people experimenting is how some great dilemmas have been solved!
what was the point in your reply to my original post?
it accomplished nothing but belittling me as to why i would do such a thing, like you've never done anything in your life that, in hindsight, could have been ill advised, and making me feel bad - and when i'm already hurt... :(
i just happened to come across the one you did above this about ear wax. this site is designed for anyone to look up any post made. i have a right to look at post, though i don't click on your name and browse that way, i only look at posts made in a particular forum that i am in. you sound really sensitive. i have learned over the years that sometimes constructive criticism is good. you learn from it.
if everyone around you always said positive, but untrue things, you might not realize the wrong, so it can be corrected. the fact that no one posted a response to this suggests that not many women even know shamu sticks exist let alone using them.
Erm, have you even been to Singapore? Ignorant much?
The first language here IS English and for your info, the Jamu sticks are not made here but DISTRIBUTED from here. The sea port in Singapore is the busiest in the world if you did do your research....so several companies use the port services here but are not based here. In fact the website that I visited has its located in Hong Kong instead but I doubt they are really made there since Jamu sticks were used for Indonesian royalties and its namesake is from the herbs in Jamu island.
Also it is really true that you Americans are broke asses now? I mean, they keep advertising on Singaporean cable TV that if I had a mere 200K Singaporean dollars I could buy 5 houses in the state of New York??? hahaha sorry but I think you'd better move here and stick some jamu up your vajayjay ;)
Thanks for the warnings anyway, I've never heard of them and no one over here uses them anyway! We stick to Vagisil. hahahaha what a joke.
Hi, Thank you for sharing your Jamu experience. It sounds awful! I am thinking I would like to use one but have concerns about the herbs used. Does anyone know what they use? I dont think its a good idea to use something that uses hormones such as testosterone as it may affect vaginal cells and what about the guy absorbing extra testerone? I am keen to research what the herbs are and assess safety, then to ensure non stick, maybe soak in sesame oil first and clean with Colloidal Silver . As an ancient treatment JAMU must have some validity and I fully support you giving it a go. I think in the west we have been estranged from herbs and vagina care of traditional means.
Who ever made the scathing comments is simply ignorant and lacking in common sense.
Thanks again and anyone who has knowledge on the herbs, I would appreciate any info!
Its great we can talk about these things and share.
I am a young woman, and NO I don't have multiple partner's. I read the offensive and lack of concern for your over-all being and I want to say THANK YOU FOR POSTING YOUR HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE :(. I was searching for a Jamu stick , so that I can maintain my private area in a MONAGAMOUS relationship (since people seem to think jamu sticks are for single slutty women) and your review made me decide not to. I am 19 years old, so thanks for watching out for womenhood around the world. XX
Thank you so much for this post because I was about to order one when I decided to research it a little bit before I did. I found your warning and I WILL NOT be ordering one. The other girl was being rude and disrespectful to you and all are trying to do is warn women from going through this. After childbirth, some women loses the tightness and some women enjoy pleasing their husbands. It also gives a woman more pleasure during intercourse so it's not just for the man's pleasure. Anyway, thank you so much girl!!
First of all, why post such negative opinions of men if you, in fact, are a man? Guilty conscience maybe? Believe it or not, there are some good men out there. There are also just as many female cheaters as there are male (and perhaps even more if you take emotional affairs into account)
Secondly, at no point did anyone in this thread say their jamu stick usage is/was related to a man. My use certainly isn't. I use it for hygiene purposes because I like to feel extra clean, and have never suffered from issues like STDs, infections, or candida (which IS yeast, by the way.) Nor does my use in any way involve men. The additional sexua| pleasure I derive just happens to be a bonus.
Jamu sticks have been used for hundreds of years for multiple purposes. Maybe you should take a slice of humble pie and do more reading on a subject before talking smack to a well meaning contributor.
It's a myth that multiple sex partners causes the vagina to go loose. The real deal is you have to strengthen your pelvic floor, girls. Do your kegels, do pilates, do yoga, strengthen your core muscles, as those also support your pelvic floor.
You shouldn't use soap of any kind on your vagina. The vagina should be fairly acidic to keep it free of bacteria, and soap destroys that Ph balance. Wash once per day using just warm water and your hand. Twice a day maybe while your menstruating.
Yes, eating right, and green juices are awesome for every facet of health, but when it comes to the yoni - work it out. Oh...and have LOTS of cllmaxs. That strengthens the pelvic floor as well. ;) That's the fun way to do it.
You also might be surprised what men go through to please a woman. Every man I've been with has put a lot of energy, and creativity into ensuring that we both have a good time. Men aren't worthless, and not all men cheat. No more than women do. We're no angels either. You laid a big ol' stone from your shoulder into this posting.
Wow, you and your assumptions are ridiculous. Most women who I know who have used and reviewed this products and others similar are middle aged married women who want to experience it with their husbands. Also, women can become lose with ONE partner. If you have sex with your boyfriend/fiancé/husband often or even fairly often you will become looser. If you have sex with ten different guys the same amount of time you will become looser. If you AGE you will become LOOSER. Oh and also women who have sex more frequently actually don't have looser vaginas. When they are older their vaginas bounce back quicker than someone who started having sex at a later age and even less often. Oh and if you have one partner with a huge penis, and have sex with him as often as someone having sex with guys with small penises than guess what? The person with one guy will become looser. Get your damn facts straight before you start coming at women who you don't even know.
P.S Sorry that you have not found a guy who will go above and beyond to make sure you have an amazing sexual experience, but honey, don't talk for all of us. I like to please my partner because I know he does the exact same!
Thanks for posting, and I hope you feel better. What a traumatic experience. Keigel exercises would be best, and I even saw a contraption to help with those exercises online. Nothing works like strenghening the muscles for real, just like you can't fake nice legs by putting lotion or herbs on them, you just have to work to develop those muscles to look nice. The easy way out is sometimes the least trustworthy, I have to try and do those Keigels myself. While driving, while at work etc.
I am glad you posted here so we can benefit from learning of your bad experience. You never know, a friend may mention this Jamu stick idea, now we are warned to not try it! Or proceed with caution!
i would not do kegels if i were a woman. i can tell you that men cheat on women all the time regardless of how much they do this exercise. i believe the op is doing this to try to hold on to a man. it won't work. men are not monogamous by nature, not matter how good the sex is. when women realize this they will be better off. like i said, if i were a woman, i would not put myself at risk like this. i should know. i know how men work and think.
Women aren't monogamous either, but I want to be one of the tight ones, I would to those Keigels when I lose my tightess, being tight increases the female pleasure. some dudes just aren't big enough sad to say, they need all the help they can get. i can't make them bigger or fatter but i can make the entranceway thinner and stronger, tighter
jogging does the same thing. Men like it tight.
there are different qualities and also copies out there of the product. the herbs in the original crystal stick can actually heal cysts. i have witnessed it happen in some women using Secret Ceres (www.secret-ceres.com), which is a pricier version and believed to be the original version. It has gotten very popular by word of mouth. I have been using it myself for quite some time now and am VERY happy with its benefits. it makes sense that a cheap product cannot be packed with quality. 1 of the herbs costs $3000/kg, most of the cheap copies don't have many of the key ingredients, cause they want to make it available for a cheaper price. good luck and appreciate you sharing your story.
@79767: i have not returned to this site since the horrible exchange above ...now i am reading the replies of which i was unaware, and... (mammaharrison excluded!) i am utterly staggered by the lack of decency, and the (abundance of) ignorance with which this issue was treated.
for the last time, the "original poster" - ME - did not use the jamu stick for a man's benefit or due to poor hygiene, it was used to help drain a cyst (and as for the recommendation of, "if i were a woman ... if you have a cyst ...oh, just go get it drained" ...i should have known you weren't a woman! ugh! i think a woman should try every possible seemingly less invasive alternative to ...HAVING HER PRIVATES SLICED without being under anesthesia!)
...but, i repeat, things did not go as anticipated so i want to caution women against this. (WHATEVER her reasons may be - AND, that women might want to use such aids to enhance intimacy for their partner, i do not see ANYthing wrong with that ...i dont subscribe to the man-hating and convoluted logic that they are using these to hold on to cheating men ...although, to any ladies out there who may be, all i have to say is: honey, you dont need him!)
@129440: i am PLENTY EDUCATED, i'll have you know, and my reasoning was sound ...as a woman, i am deeply saddened that you would have such an ignorant reaction ...and if you ever had a bartholin's gland abcess - which i don't wish on, not even YOU - you would soon know desperation to try ANYthing that might hope to help other than getting your privates SLICED without anesthesia. sad, very sad.
I am in my mid 50’s; have been happily married for many years to the same man who is both dedicated and loyal. I Love him as well as our sex life. We are still both very passionate and love to satisfy each other. For years I have done my keigel exercises, and not just for the idea of ‘better sex’ but also to help prevent vaginal prolapse.
As for my ‘Secret Ceres’ http://www.secretceres.com
(what you ladies are calling a ‘jamu stick’) I first started looking for something ‘natural’ when I was in the middle of the worst part of my menopause. While I may be from an older generation and very conservative; I only use it about twice a week and just very fast. (Not even 30 seconds) I can say that while any changes did not happen overnight, it has helped me tremendously. Including our sex life, and especially during the worst part of my menopause.
Moderation in all things & There are good men out there!
I have been very blessed!
I am so SORRY you have been attacked in this forum. That sounds so so painful what you experienced. What the people don't understand, is tears like that could have killed you. But I won't go into that as I'm having a hard time now not being horrified at your pain.
Regardless what your reasons are, you were hurt and you advised others. Bottom line.
So you did your part and just leave it as is. I wouldn't bother explaining why you did it, it isn't anyone's business. We all have to be careful what we try because there are implications for everything; even when a Dr. recommends it.
Again, I'm so sorry for your pain and even more sorry for the hurtful comments that were made towards you. Sensitive people are few and rare.
i have read your post with interest.
i would like to know if the jamu pills work the same way as the jamu stick? i have ordered jamu sticks, oral and vaginal pills as a natural alternative for vaginal health. i have never heard before of the problem with fusion - and wonder if jamu vaginal pills might be a better product for use in the vagina?
how was it that the jamu stick became fused? i would like to use the stick that i ordered but am concerned to have the fusion. do you or anyone else with knowledge and expertise with jamu sticks and pills have a solution to prevent the fusion of stick to vaginal walls?
thank you - and very much appreciate your warning
I know this is a women's forum, but let a man married 32 years give you all his view. My wife was never tight, if I may use that word. She then gave us three beautiful Children with the boys heads ungodly large. It came back a little, but not even close to the not tight before them.
We use allot of toys, for her as I am only 6". I am comfortable enough, although you women here must have some real fools for men, cause it seems most of you hate them. Find a girl, you may find you are happier. That said, the other night I was again blessed to have sex with my wife. I SAID, holy crap honey, you are always so wet, do I need to get some lube. She said no (this post is Oct 31, 2013). She showed me the Nuru Guru box, they are all the same ladies, the ones for $30 and $70, I only know this because I was so happy, not for the tightness for me, I am more than please with my wife in any way. It was because my small skinny hotdog size, was able for her to pull on her vagina walls as I took the noise. I said you with me, will never use this again today. I contacted each and every company I could find, under all names they use and not one would tell me other than HERBAL what each ingredient is. I love my wife, I loved the feeling of last night, but no where on the same universe as my wife. If I cannot find out each and everything in it, I do not want my wife to do anything like that for me.
So since so many of you hate us men, this is one that could care less if a bat fit. My wife is much more important to me, than to ever do anything like that for me or for my pleasure. It clearly was just for me, as I have bought her just about every toy over the years to ensure she can have the best possible. I am quite secure with myself and if any man thinks he or she can compete with some of these adult toys for women, send me what your smoking. To me, it is not about me. Maybe in our first 10 years or marriage, might have thought of myself a little more. But the last 20+ when I heard her stop faking and I was able to her cllmax with me and not sneaking by herself after I thought I did it (ya'll are good fakers, thanks, it does help our ego as young men) I wanted to do nothing more than to ensure that happened to her every single time. HOWEVER, NO UNKNOWN INGREDIENTS IN MY WIFE, NO MATTER HOW GREAT IT DID FEEL AND TIGHTEN FOR ME! I love her way to much for cervical cancer or who knows pop up in 5-10 years.
Can I get some love here women. Am I not what every husband you wish for? My best friend, my wife, the IN LOVE left long ago. I love her, but more important. If I was to cheat of do anything, it would disrespect her. I failed to mention, we are quite comfortable Financially, retired at 54/51. I, not for looks, but for mula, have had many a younger lady make offers. Hey, I am not dead, I am 54, maybe feeling a bit of that aging, I am old, I did not need a corvette (some may understand that). If I ever did anything like that to my wife, it would be disrespect and I believe the only time I ever disrespect her is when we get into one of those 2-3 times a year heavy arguments. RESPECT, DISRESPECT BETTER SAID, is just not something in my mind. Nothing will ever be used if we do not know what it is and I will never let her do anything that we do not know long term outcome for my pleasure. Sit next to me, hold my hand, get frisky, that is all the Guru Stik I need. How could any man bring something like this home. Incredulous. She bought it, used it without my knowledge, IT DOES WORK. Never entering my wife again, I broke it, smashed it and not knowing what it is, put plastic all around it and wrapped it in shipping tape to ensure no one came across it dumpster diving. DO NOT USE IT WOMEN. For Hygiene, Douche. Safe Douche. If you have to much Discharge, besides wearing your panty liner, speak with your doctor. Some women are just that way, some are just too dry. DO NOT BE EMBARRASSED TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. easy if female, but a man doc might stop you. He has seen and heard it all and you speaking with him about Feminine hygiene is NOT anything he will think twice about but helping. If still embarrassed, he probably has some female nurses around. When they pre do you, talk to them. They speak with the doctor, it is not embarrassing to you, you get, depending on answering the guestions, he will more than likely refer you to a GYN. Most of you may have one. GO SEE THEM. As for the tightening. Do not do it, if your partner has a serious problem with that, tell him as I look at it. Look at that picture of your children, make him understand he is just as much why it is that way. If your man ever, past talking nice together says something and makes you feel insecure, cut it off and now say okay, make me happy. Do not tolerate a man making you feel uncomfortable for size and especially odor. Go to the doc, they have all the answers for you wonderful women for being so great to us men. That is all I have to say about this, way too much, way to personal, but there are good men out there haters of men, you just picked the wrong one and you may want to go back to your relationship with your dad, then look forward. You may have got just what you thought you wanted in a man.
Hi Missy! I was researching this product as I only just heard of it today by the name of Secret Ceres. I saw the directions and it says to only insert 1/3 of the product inside after wetting. Could this be the problem? Did you insert the whole thing? I'm asking to understand a bit more of why this happened to you. Also here is another site that talks about it. http://suite101.com/a/secret-ceres-pelvic-floor-exerciser-a-review-a166285
I'm so sorry you had this awful experience and even more sorry that your good intentions were met with such obnoxious rudeness and unwarranted judgement. I was considering using the Jamu stick because after giving birth to my son at an older age things weren't the same in that area. I have been happily married for 14 years to the same wonderful man so I am not promiscuous as one rude poster implied. Instead of the stick I bought the vaginal tightening pills that are used as suppositories and that was a HUGE mistake. Those pills left me with terrible vaginal irritation, rash, itching, and burning. After two weeks of apple cider vinegar douches, creams, and ointments I am finally close to being healed. If I had seen your experience with the Jamu stick I would have played it safe and NOT ordered those pills. You've done a great service by warning other women.
Missy, thank you so much for this warning. It looks like you posted it 7 years ago or so, but it is still relevant today. I almost ordered it, but I decided to research for bad reviews and/or warnings and found yours. Thank you again and I am sorry for what you went through, as well as the rude comments from the keyboard-gangsters. Your efforts are greatly appreciated 💙
I have been getting bartholin cysts for years and doctors would tell me some women just get them. I have to share this. Keep in mind, this pertains to my body, not necessarily to yours. Years ago, I got 2 cysts in one year, and my boyfriend said "stop eating all that frozen yogurt!!" I didn't think much of it, but there was a TCBY near my job and I'd often get a cup of frozen yogurt at lunchtime. FROZEN YOGURT HAS LIVE BACTERIA IN IT. I have never liked the non-frozen yogurts (Dannon, etc.), just frozen yogurt and Frosty's from Wendy's. I asked two different doctors if there could be a link between eating frozen yogurt and bartholin cysts. They brushed me off. After switching jobs with no TCBY or Wendy's around, the cysts stopped forming. Then guess what? Last week, I had a Frosty one day (Chocolate) and a cup of frozen yogurt (chocolate) the end of the same week. After all, doctors say they doubt they cause cysts. Within one hour of eating a cup of frozen yogurt from TCBY, I felt a bartholin cyst forming. Within ONE HOUR. For me, after 15 years of getting these cysts on average every 3-4 years, I know for sure this is some sort of food allergy or reaction that I have. No one can convince me that this is a coincidence. I have the tendency to get these cysts, and I believe the reaction/allergy to frozen yogurt is what causes my cysts. For example, people with peanut allergies are fine as long as they don't eat peanuts. I am on antibiotics now and have ordered Black Ointment. I can't stand the thought of another lancing procedure. I'm soaking in warm baths and hoping it bursts. Meantime, I'm 100% convinced the live bacteria in frozen yogurt and also Frosty's from Wendy's causes my cysts to form. I will give up frozen yogurt and Frosty's forever, and not let a doctor tell me these are just coincidences. I believe the live bacteria in frozen yogurt disturbs my body's Ph balance...and I get a cyst after eating frozen yogurt or drinking a Frosty. However, it is interesting that ice cream does not cause these cysts for me. In all the time I was not eating frozen yogurt, I've always eaten ice cream with no bartholin cysts forming. Frozen yogurt for the first time in a long time was my only dietary change. I had not been having sex, do not have any STDs, anything else. Doctors do not always have answers. They call their colleagues, research and ask questions because they don't know everything. But every woman knows her body. Everything does not always make sense, but for me, I believe frozen yogurt causes my bartholin cysts. Are there other women out there who love frozen yogurt or Frosty's from Wendy's who keep getting bartholin cysts? I'm interested in knowing if anyone else has made this correlation. I hope this helps you.
Your situation is strange. I can only comment on another type of cyst problem though. I know a woman that was prone to cysts, generally all over, non-bartholin. Her doctor told her to stop drinking caffeine and her perpetual cyst problem would stop. Turns out, the cysts have not come back.
Is your bartholin's gland blocked prior to the cysts forming? Do you notice any changes around the area after consuming the stated foods that cause the cysts within any time span post-consumption to the cysts?
What about taking warm baths with the area exposed to the warmth to help release and clean out the area?
I've had a splinter underneath my fingernail for a week (yes, it hurt horribly bad) and a bath softened the tissue and lubricated the posterior nail that housed the splinter. It came out without any pain (unlike other tries) with little effort.
I've read in several places high Sugar intake can cause bartholin cysts, im led to believe no one is quite sure of the cause but they do say high sugar/saturated fats can cause it. I'm stuck with one right now and I hate that little thing. I'm using witch hazel and warm compresses along with prayer,...but thinking of using something herbal to help?
I don't think it is the bacteria in frozen yogurt causing the cysts. I doubt that there are any the froyos anyway. I'll bet that it's either something else in the frozen yogurt or some residue left on the machine from cleaning it.
I've been battling with bartholin cyst for 4 years and I hate it. When I first found out I was 28 my doctor said I would get rid of it by draining it so I took his advice and got the word cather every thing was fine till later that night I was in excruciating
pain I took mor pain killer and waited it out till the morning I couldn't take it no more so I went to the er they said it was infected so they took the cather out gave me some antibiotics and packed it instead of using a word that was much relief and it actually went ak ay for about a year. Till it came bac forcing me to do the procedure over agin only to have it fail
Again so I started to think it was coming from something I been eating I eat a lots of Cheddar cheese and I know for sure when I eat chocolate my face breaks and I've been thinking could this be an underlying cause I also thought about yogurt being a cause also although I realy eatthe. Frozen one am glad so.eone is thinkin like me since doctors don't no wut causes these eruptions and haven't did a study to look onto the reason for this unfortunate mishap. But I've been doin research and found there is a non surgical way by using this silica medicine by homopathy u take the pillets under your tongue 10 pellets a time 3x a day 4 2 weeks and suppose there suppose to make it g away but after the 2 weeks u continue to take them for 3 months and that should do the trick. Well I bought some and tell you'll how it worked out. Good luck to everyone ...
Okay, this is really strange and I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but I have just been dealing with a cyst since Saturday evening (the 31st). Guess what I had grabbed for a snack that afternoon as I was running errands .... a Frosty and some fries from Wendy's!
I really had to backtrack after reading your post as I knew I had a frosty in the past week but I hadn't really paid attention to that as I didn't think it had anything to do with the cyst. But it was on New Years Eve because I remember thinking twice before going through the drive-thru because I knew my hubby was already picking up subs for dinner! Within just a couple hours I became aware of the cyst.
So I don't know if it's a coincidence or not but I am seriously thinking of getting a Frosty again in a couple weeks to test the theory and see if it happens again to me. I don't have Frosty's very often but I have had 5 or 6 of the cysts in years past but no way of knowing if they are related to times I have eaten a Frosty.
I was able to cure my cyst so I'll make a new post about that and now that I have a good way to get rid of them I may test out the Frosty theory sometime next month. I just need a little time before going through this again if it is a direct cause.
I experienced my first Bartholin's Cyst roughly 5 weeks ago. I didn't know what it was, and after researching the internet I came across the Bartholin's Cyst. It grew to the size of what felt like a large grape and was very painful. I was unable to walk properly and was over dosing on ibuprofen as I couldn't handle the pain. As soon as I had the energy to leave the house I booked a doctors appointment. By this stage the pain wasn't so bad and the cyst had shrunk in size. My doctor confirmed that it was indeed a Bartholin's Cyst and that it appeared to have treated itself as I was discharging pus and blood and the pain was subsiding.
She prescribed me with antibiotics and advised if the cyst grows back I should go into Emergency Department. I was hopeful that it was only healing from then on and that the cyst would be gone over the next week or two. In the meantime I was aiding the discharge and pain with warm sitz baths using epsom salt, tea tree oil and lavender oil as suggested by other users on online forums.
About one week later my Bartholin Cyst was giving me pain again. I found your post interesting, as I treated myself to some frozen yogurt the night before my pains started to return. As I couldn't find any other sufferers who had shared your problem while searching the internet, I wasn't sure what to believe. I decided to avoid frozen yogurt for the next week and see how I go. In the meantime I was also taking silica complex 3 times a day and continuing with warm sitz baths. A week later I gad healed up and my cyst was no longer bleeding and discharging pus. It decreased in size and I could no longer feel it. I was relieved I had my life back. Well at least for the next 10 days.
Yesterday I woke up at 4am in the morning to the pain of a cyst which has grown back again, or never completely went away. There was blood and slight discharge as the cyst was still small. Two days ago I started drinking Yakult which contains the same probiotics or live cultures that yogurt does. It seems ridiculous to think there is a link with this and BC as the bacteria in yogurt and yakult is supposed to be good for you.
Today I'm back on ibuprofen for the pain, taking sitz baths and Silica Complex and praying that it goes away for good. I'm currently feeling better, but if this pain continues I'll be seeing a specialist or gyno. In the meantime I am going to focus on a healthy diet that does not consist of frozen yogurt or yakult and will see how I go. Even if that does sound ridiculous, I am pretty desperate and i'm not prepared to risk any more pain.
This whole experience is causing some serious depression :(
I hope everyone who has suffered this can eventually find relief from this horrible horrible thing!
I think you are right about the connection between the cysts and yogurt. A friend of mine started a new diet and recommended to me to start taking probiotic supplements to speed up my metabolism. I started taking them a few weeks ago and now I have my first bartholins cyst! I would have never made the connection unless I saw your message. I'm going out today to get silica supplements to see if they help.
Hello I just read your blog and yes I totally agree with you after eating ice cream,milk or chocolate my barthloins abcess always comes back and I've been having it for 9 years now. Just yesterday's I ate a chocolate and now my abcess is back. I got it cut in the left labia two years ago it haven't return but always comes back in the right side
Yes i am 31 and this is my second go round and worst experience. I have a large grape sized cyst in my left labia. The first time i had it cut after three days of pain i had it lanced and a gauze put in that was ten years ago. Now i have a new one . very uninvited. Wow i went to the er and the nurse practitioner had no real knowledge of what to do. She left the wound wide open and did not allow it to drain. After cutting me three different times and then squeezing me so badly i cried. After i recovered from crying she told me i could put my clothes back on without so much as offering me a sanitary pad. My experience was horrible. To top it off she hadnt lanced the spot correctly the abcess got bigger . and now i realize that the intense pain after the lancing was probably her squeezing the abcess to try to pop it. And now the most painful part is the scar she left .i have tried sitz baths antibiotocs and just started on serrapeptase. I sooo want to try silica and am planning to go to gnc tommorow. But yes i had a frosty last week after not having them in years . i agree .