Bartholin's abscess is the buildup of pus that forms a lump ( swelling ) in one of the Bartholin's glands, which are located on each side of the vaginal opening.
Abscess - Bartholin's; Infected Bartholin's gland
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
A Bartholin's abscess forms when a small opening (duct) from the gland gets blocked. Fluid in the gland builds up and may become infected. Fluid may build up over many years before an abscess occurs.
Often the abscess appears quickly over several days and become very hot and swollen. Activity that puts pressure on the vulva , and walking and sitting, may cause excruciating pain.
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