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More information about Vaginal Cyst
Lumps filled with blood, air, or any other fluids are known as a cyst. Majorly they are not harmful or painful. In severe cases, It is required to operate. A cyst can be formed in any part of the body including the vagina. The vaginal cyst can be dangerous while childbirth or benign tumor in the vagina, or by fluid collection.
The vaginal cyst can be classified into 4 types:
Bartholin’s Gland Tumor: Cyst form on Bartholin Gland present on vaginal opening, which lubricates outer vagina lips. They are fluid-filled cysts.
Inclusion Cyst: Majorly formed on lower back lips of the vagina. They are not easily noticed and are very small in size. These types of cyst are the most common type of cyst and occur due to childbirth or after surgery.
Mullerian Cyst: These are also common types of vaginal cyst after childbirth when material developed for or by the fetus is left inside. They are mucus-filled sacs developed anywhere on the vaginal wall.
Gartner’s Duct Cyst: They are developed when ducts don’t disappear before the time of childbirth that is developed at the time of embryo. The leftover ducts are formed into cysts over time
Vaginal cysts generally do not grow, or expand but require routine monitoring by a doctor. Larger cyst or pus-filled cyst are diagnosed and sent for biopsy, to check whether it is in the stage of a cyst or initial stage of cancer. For a biopsy, the gynecologist will collect a small piece of cyst which is examined under the microscope to confirm the presence or absence of cancerous cells.
To get relieved from pain and discomfort, the doctor may advise you to sit in a warm water-filled bathtub. It will smoothen the muscle of the vagina, which will make you feel relax.
To treat an infected vaginal cyst, the gynecologist will prescribe antibiotics and pain-relievers.
To treat large and pus filed vaginal cysts, the gynecologist will insert a small tool called a catheter, which will suck pus from the cyst. A catheter will be inserted for 5-6 weeks to completely drain pus.
A surgical procedure can also be advised by the gynecologist. This procedure is known as marsupialization, in this, a small incision is made in the cyst to drain the fluid and then edges are sutured.
What are the complications due
What are the complications due to Vaginal Cyst?
Complications due to vaginal cyst are rare. The cyst might grow over time and increase in size which may cause discomfort and pain. An infected vaginal cyst might have complications in the removal of pus or fluid. The surgical procedure to remove a cyst may carry the risk of infection in the vagina.
The complication in childbirth or after childbirth due to vaginal cyst can be:
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