A Bartholin’s Cyst occurs when the Bartholin’s Gland, which is responsible for lubricating the vagina, becomes blocked leading to a build-up of fluid. The blocked gland often swells and is relatively painless. However, if the fluid becomes infected, it may become irritated and inflamed and develop pus.
These cysts are quite common. Treatment depends on the size of the cyst, if it’s inflamed, or infected.
Bartholin’s Cysts can often be treated at home, however, some may require surgical treatment. Home treatment may include soaking the area in a warm bath several times a day.