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!