So just a brief overview. About 4 weeks ago I found a big lump under the skin on the right side next to my vagina hole, didn’t have any pain from it so I just thought it would go on its own as I did google it and a bartholins cyst came up and said they usually go on their own if you have hot baths etc which I did.
However last Sunday, I got excruciating pain from the lump and over the course of 2 days it swelled up to the size of an apple. To cut the story short, the doctors didn’t know why it happened as I was clear of STI’s (which is sometimes the cause of it) and they suspected it was due to inflammation or an ulcer in the duct blocking the gland.
I had to have a word catheter put into the abscess after it was drained during local anaesthetic which was incredibly painful.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you have any tips on avoiding this from happening again as I’m so worried constantly that I’m going to be in this pain again.