What is Bartholin gland?
Bartholin gland is located between the labia majora and the vaginal wall.
If we compare the vagina with a clock, these glands would be found around 4 and 8 o’clock. Normally, they are invisible and its function is the lubrication of the vagina.
It is the inflammation of the Bartholin’s glands,
To clog the small hole where it exits the fluid secreted by the gland, the liquid is still produced but not having output accumulates and begins to form a round bulge on the edge of the vagina.
Symptoms are pain and tumor that can reach the size of a walnut.
When the content is infected, draining a purulent fluid.
The infection is usually caused by bacteria such as Escherichia coli, staphylococcus and streptococcus and sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Must be collected and drained liquid culture and sensitivity.
It consists of surgical drainage and antibiotics.
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