The Bartholin's glands are located at the entrance to a woman's vagina, one on each side. They are small and cannot be seen or felt when they are normal. A Bartholin cyst occurs when one of these glands become infected and fills with fluid. Bartholin cysts can be caused by several bacteria, including
- Chlamydia trachomatis,
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and
- Escheria coli.
Often more than one type of organism causes the bacteria.
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CystCyst or cysts are abnormal sac-like structures that can occur anywhere in the body. Examples of cysts include: ovarian cysts, sebaceous cyst, ganglion cyst, pilonidal cyst, Baker's cyst, dermoid cyst, arachnoid cyst, Bartholin's cyst, breast cyst, liver cyst, kidney cyst, vaginal cysts, skin cyst, ruptured epidermal cyst, synovial cyst, pineal cyst, thyroid cysts, epidermal cyst, Nabothian cysts, bone cysts, bladder cyst, and pancreatic cysts. Treatment of a cyst depends upon the cause.