What are the signs and symptoms of Bartholin gland diseases?

Updated: Aug 10, 2017
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Patients with cysts may present with painless labial swelling. Abscesses may present spontaneously or after a painless cyst with the following symptoms:

  • Acute, painful unilateral labial swelling

  • Dyspareunia

  • Pain with walking and sitting

  • Sudden relief of pain followed by discharge (highly suggestive of spontaneous rupture)

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