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BARTOLINITIS
DENOMINATION DEFINITION YOU CAUSE SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT TO CONSULT

OTHER NAMES

  • Bartolino's abscess.
  • Infected gland of Bartolino.

DEFINITION

Bartolino's glands fulfill a few lubrication functions at once sexual, and for it his secretion increases in certain moments of the menstrual cycle. If the secretion is infected a batolinitis takes place, and the cultivation of the secretion can offer us the cause of the same one.

CAUSES OF THE BARTOLINITIS

An infection and/or Bartolino's abscess forms when an obstruction takes place of of the drainage of the gland, for it the secretion accumulates inside the same gland and it becomes infected for gonococos or clamideas or other bacteria, very often for sexually transmitted diseases (ETS).

In a few days there takes place a warm and big nodule that produces very much pain before a light pressure, even to the gait or to sit down.

Sometimes it is only a secretion increase, for it bartolino's gland catches fire and it is not necessary to do anything.

SYMPTOMS

  • Warm nodule in the vulva
  • Fever
  • Pain during the sexual act.

DIAGNOSIS

  • In an exploration of the area there will be observed an increased gland of Bartolino of size and very sensitively.
  • A cultivation of the exudado will be realized to know the cause
  • In women of more age a biopsy is recommended to discard a cancerous tumor.
TREATMENT

One recommends the seat baths with water moderated in the bidet several times a day, sometimes only with this measurement it can improve the inflammation and drain spontaneously and the problem remains solved.

Antibiotics of wide bogey can be prescribed, but they are not always necessary if the abscess is drained appropriately.

If it does not drain well it is necessary to do a small incision with scalpel, under local anesthesia, which can drain completely the abscess it provides the biggest mitigation and the most rapid recovery. It usually leave a drainage to facilitate this entire healing.

In case of chronic repetition of the abscess, it is possible that the doctor recommends the eradication of the glands.

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  • Writing: Medical equipment   Update: June, 2009


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