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.