One week ago today my Bartholin's cyst flared up for the first time. The following day I went to the gyno to have it checked out because I wasn't sure what it was. At the time, it was a bit uncomfortable but not painful, and was probably the size of a marble. The doctor said I had two choices: have it lanced right then and there or go home and see if it got better. He said that he could not give me antibiotics because it was not infected. Not only did lancing it scare the hell out of me, but he also said that it was so small that he was afraid he might not hit the gland. I opted to go home.
Over the past week, the discomfort has gotten worse and the cyst has gotten larger. It is still not nearly as large as some of the horror stories I've read about online. It is probably about the size of a small egg. It is painful right now but I think that is mainly due to the stretched skin that has dried out from the many sitz baths I have taken. It hurts like hell to walk and move in certain positions.
For the past week I have used hot, damp washcloths on the cyst every once in a while, and have taken sitz baths 2-4 times daily, just starting to add Epsom Salts two nights ago. I started taking three silica pills a day three days ago. I started using the 1 oz calamine lotion, 1 tsp witch hazel and 1 tsp tea tree oil mixture I read about online last night. After feeling the pain of sitting down on and standing up from my office chair yesterday at work, I decided to call in sick today and spend the whole day trying to get this damn thing to burst.
I have literally read everything on the internet pertaining to Bartholin's cysts, and I have tried almost everything I have seen as far as home remedies go. I am trying to avoid going to the ER or the gyno to have this lanced because I have read that it is a painful process and a painful recovery, and that it still tends to reoccur once it is done.
Does anybody have any advice for me? Should I expect it to take more than a week to burst on its own? Can you feel it when it bursts?
I’ve never had one of these, but I’ve had cysts on my outer labia before (felt like a small bead u...
I've never had one of these, but I've had cysts on my outer labia before (felt like a small bead under the skin). I've had success with just squeezing the cysts to get them to drain. I just press on the cyst from front and back of the labia. Sure it hurts, but usually with in a few tries and no more than a few seconds, it pops, the pus and blood drains and the pressure and tenderness is gone. I don't know if you can do this to your cyst, but since no one has replied, I thought I'd at least tell you about my experience with cysts.
I guess I am reading this too late based on when you posted it but if it helps anyways for future ...
I guess I am reading this too late based on when you posted it but if it helps anyways for future knowledge and especially if it's your first one, it does get easier in that the first one is always the worst because most people usually wait until it gets too far before doing anything about it. The second time around, you will feel the pain coming on and know you need to start the tea tree oil remedies and the hot compresses and sitz baths. And yes, you can absolutely feel it burst. It is relief you couldn't imagine until it happens. Usually, pus and blood will come out. In my experience, lancing it (which is the most painful thing in the universe because of all of the nerves down there) almost never works and it always comes back. The first time I had one, I had no idea what it was or what was happening to my body. I had to teach a class of 17 seven year olds and I could barely sit down or walk. I ended up getting it lanced and taking antiobotics and then it came back again somehow and I had to go to ER to go under and have it removed. The surgery is intense. I had to miss a week of work and couldn't even walk. You have to crawl to the bathroom and take tons of percocet. Don't ever let it get to that point. The moment you feel something coming on, you use every chance you get to lie down, spread eagle and keep a hot compress to that thing as often as you can.
Welk I’m back from er right now. I ve gad this huge cyst fir almost 10 days. It hurt like hell. Iv...
Welk I'm back from er right now. I ve gad this huge cyst fir almost 10 days. It hurt like hell. Ive raken a couple of sitz bsths and antibiotics. Yesterday I added salt to the sitz bath and immediately after it was extremely painful. I spent today taking pain killers but the pain got worse and tge cyst got larger. I was determined to go to er and have it lanced but as soon as dr touched it it raptured on its own and in less than an hour I was out oaib free. In fact I'm going to work tomorrow as usual
Hi there! I’ve had a bartholin cycst now for over 3 years and it can be resolved at home. Although...
Hi there! I've had a bartholin cycst now for over 3 years and it can be resolved at home. Although I've had mine drained at the doctors office twice, home remedies have proven to be the best solution for me. I do not recommend squeezing the gland. That can definitely cause further damage. I'm not a physician but I do work in healthcare and I've had extensive conversations with healthcare professionals regarding this type of cycst. What has generally worked for me are a combination of sitz baths, warm compressions and staying active. I workout at least 5 days a week and although it can be painful I've found that continuing to stay active really helps the cyst in coming to a head and eventually draining. Sitting and walking can become very painful but usually when it's at that point it's ready to drain itself. I hope this helps. Take care!
Rice water is one simple home remedy used by many asian women.These women work for many hours in the sun,yet they have beautiful skin.What is their secret? Rice Water,of course.Follow me as I give you first, 6 benefits of using rice water;
-makes the skin soft
-improves skin complexion
-cleanses and tightens the skin
-increases the elasticity of the skin by increasing collagen production
-it helps to renew damaged skin.This is occasioned by the presence of oryzenol which renews the skin pigments
=Rice contains ferulic acid , an antioxidant that can fight free radicals
Now The Step-By-Step-Guide
-wash the rice to remove dirt
-put one cup of rice in a container and add four cups of water
-allow to boil for some minutes
-Drain the water into another container.This is your rice water
-allow it to cool
-soak a towel into the rice water and use it to wash your face
-wash your face after some minutes with cold water and dry
-Do this evey morning and night
Hi,my people.I have given a secret you can use without spending any money for your glowing skin.Go ahead and implement it and come back to this forum to tell us your experience.
I have been drinking warm water with 2 tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar and with placing Castor Oil packs over my spleen where the cysts were. I had multiple cysts with the largest being 2.5 cm. Now, there is only one cyst which has shrunk to 1.6cm. Yippey! Thanks everyone for your help & support. Now I have to work on shrinking that liver hemangioma!
Hi, ... I have a 11 cm cyst on my spleen as well. I was wondering if the apple cider vinegar and c...
I have a 11 cm cyst on my spleen as well. I was wondering if the apple cider vinegar and castor oil pack could help reduce my cyst. If so, how frequently do I need to do this? It is something that I will have to do the rest of my life to keep the size down? Any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!
Hi - ... ... I did it for about a year - I had multiple cysts but not as large as 11cm so you wil...
I did it for about a year - I had multiple cysts but not as large as 11cm so you will probably have to do a bit longer. The Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar will increase circulation to the area and therefore get rid of the cysts.
Hi Melisa ... ... Recently a CT scan showed that i have a calcified splenic cyst 6x8 cm. Blood an...
Recently a CT scan showed that i have a calcified splenic cyst 6x8 cm. Blood analysis shows that it's not echinococcus. The doctors suggest surgical removal with posibillity of removing the spleen. Like you, i wanna try for some natural remedy. Can you please tell me what did you do with your cyst, what did you try and how were the effects?
Hi Canadian girl. I know this has been longtime since you posted your experience. I wonder what ha...
Hi Canadian girl. I know this has been longtime since you posted your experience. I wonder what happened to your liver hemangioma? Any success in shrinking it naturally?
I have been diagnosed with liver hemangioma which i am sure it wasn't there 1 year ago. Any thoughts? Thank you
Re: Apple Cider Vinegar/Castor Oil got rid of cysts!/Liver hemangiomas
Hello. I am looking for people who knows how to shrink or even heal liver hemangiomas. My story started last year when the doctors found a 7 cm benign cervical mass. I was able to get rid of it with diet and supplements. Over the holidays I went back to eating regular versus pescetarian/vegetarian diet and now I am having right upper quadrant pain as well as pelvic pain. Through US they found a 3 cm nodule. I am awaiting results of my CT scan. I have been looking into liver hemangioma blogs and very little success with recent blogs. It seems in my case it's related to estrogen. I would appreciate any info or help on this topic. Thanks!