Bartholin's cystTreatment

If you have a lump in your genitals, get it checked by your GP.

overview

A Bartholin's cyst is a painless fluid-filled lump near the opening of the vagina.

symptoms

A Bartholin's cyst feels like a soft, painless lump near the opening of the vagina. Large cysts can cause pain when walking, sitting or during sex.

causes

A Bartholin's cyst can happen when the tubes that help lubricate the vagina during sex become blocked.

treatments_overview

You do not usually need to treat a Bartholin's cyst. If it's painful, soaking it in warm water, using a warm flannel and painkillers may help.

Page last reviewed: 23/07/2018
Next review due: 23/07/2021