Thursday, June 16, 2011
In some cases, bartholinitis can become chronic and disabling the patient. After the disbecome visibleance of the infection, the gland may also have an abnormal diameter and hinder the intimate life of the patient, these two cases are indications for more invasive surgery: excision. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and involves the removal of the gland. Once the gland is removed, the wound is closed with absorbable son or not. Two or three weeks off work are usually prescribed and postoperative require daily heed and make sitting uncomfortable. Antibiotics and topical antiseptics as a sitz bath are usually prescribed. This surgery is delicate because of the risk of bleeding complications after surgery but remains rare. The gland will be removed once systematically analyzed even if the cancerous tumor or carcinoma of the Bartholin gland is extremely rare.
Bartholin's glands and intimate life
Concerning the privacy of patients, diseases of this gland have a strong psychological impact, inflammation can harm the couple's privacy by making the reports difficult, painful or impossible. The cyst Bartholin gland disease is unilateral, the other gland will take over in case of excision. Do not worry, this part of the anatomy is responsible for only 5% of vaginal lubrication, the rest being provided by the vaginal walls. Therefore, the removal of these glands, in case of chronicity, is harmless for the future intercourse. These may be resumed once the complete healing of the wound, in the case of marsupialization, and once the son removed or resorbed, during an intervention by excision. The area may remain sensitive, however a few months.