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Bartholin Gland Cyst


Picture of a Bartholin gland cyst

Illustration copyright 2004 by Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com

On each side of the opening to the vagina, there is a Bartholin gland. These glands produce fluid to lubricate the opening to the vagina. If a Bartholin gland duct becomes blocked, fluid builds up inside the gland, causing a cyst.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedJanuary 24, 2011

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