Bartholin Gland Abscess

A Bartholin's abscess is a buildup of pus in the Bartholin's glands, caused by a bacterial infection.

Safer sex practices — in particular, using condoms — and good hygiene habits may help to prevent infection of a cyst and the formation of an abscess.
  • Symptoms
  • Bulge out of vagina

    • With redness

    • On one side of the vaginal opening

    • Hurts when you touch it, Painful

    • Warm

    • Hardened mass

    • Mobile

    • Round


    Pain during sexual intercourse


    Pain at vagina or vulva

    • With pus discharge



    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

  • Risk factors
  • Given birth two or more times

    Multiple sexual partners


    Recent genital injury or trauma at the vaginal opening

    Recent sex

  • Treatment
  • A Bartholin's abscess is typically treated with antibiotics.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Bartholin Gland Abscess, then a visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist is highly recommended.

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