Dr Ahmed Ismail

Consultant Gynaecologist & Fertility Expert

Bartholin's Abscess


Bartholin glands are naturally situated at the lower end of the vagina,. Bartholin’s Glands ,they play an important rule during sexual relations by releasing mucous secretion allowing the penetration is much easier and it enhance the gratification of sexual relationship Any inflammation, trauma or infection to the gland can cause obstruction that will allow the mucous secretion to accumulate behind the obstruction forming a cyst called Bartholyn’s Cyst.

Read more, the Mechanism of Bartholyn’s Abscess Formation:

Usually result of severe inflammation or infection of bartholin’s gland which cause obstruction and cyst formation, and becomes Bartholyn’s Cyst once the contents gets infected abscess develop causing severe pain in the Vulva region to the point patient cant set or walk, initially the abscess very hard as the time progress it becomes soft and skin surface very inflamed and very tender.

Sometime the abscess when mature start leaking putrid smelly pus discharges, Detailed Patient’s sexual history is very important for the reason of Gonoccocal infection which must be excluded in a high risk cases.

Appropriate Treatment is surgical Marsupulization not removal of Bartholin’s gland as it is important organs for maintaining a healthy sex life.

For immediate appointment contact Queensway Clinic secretary on 0207 935 5540 or 0207 935 6600 or mobile for out of hours 07796230999 or 07835125550

Queensway Clinic 96 Harley Street, London W1G 7HY

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