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Bartholin Cyst (cont.)

Prevention

  • If a Bartholin's cyst develops, prompt treatment with sitz baths may prevent the development of an abscess.
  • Safe sex practices can decrease the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and therefore prevent the formation of abscesses caused by these organisms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/1/2014
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