Bartholin cyst??

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MAG102886
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   Posted 5/23/2010 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I have one of these, it was half the size of a golf ball, and EXTREMELY painful.  I had an appointment with my gyno for Thursday but I couldn't make it until then so I went to the ER last night to have it drained.  OH MY GOSH, I have never felt pain like that before in my life.  It was by far the worst experience of my life, I litterally feel like I was traumatized, I just kept crying for hours even after it was over.  Anyways, the Dr. packed it with gauze, and I was told I have to come back to go back or go to my gyno to have the gauze removed on Monday. 
 
Here's the deal, I was soaking in the bath and I tugged a little on the gauze to see if it hurt to pull out, and I litterally screamed because it hurt so bad.  I REFUSE to have someone take out the gauze while I am awake.  From what I've read a lot of painful cysts are taken care of while the paitent is under general anesthesia, and all this Dr. in the ER did was shoot it up with some local.
 
Has anyone ever had to deal with this?  I have to have this gauze taken out on Monday at the latest Tuesday, and like I said I refuse to be awake during it.  Do I call my gyno, or the hospital?  I don't know what to do, and if they won't do it under general I don't know what is going to happen, I cannot go through pain like that again.  Do I have the right to demand I be put under general?  Ugh.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
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kazbern
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   Posted 5/23/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, my roommate in college had one and she described it the same way as you do. Unfortunately I don't remember how she had the stitches removed.

You should call your gyno. S/he should be able to give you something - like a dentist would? But you'll need someone to drive you home. I've had plenty of gynecological procedures with valium + versed.

spookyh
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   Posted 5/23/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, ugh! I had one a long long time ago. Very painful! However, mine burst on its own, so I didn't have to get it drained or have stitches. I did have to take some antibiotics though. Could they give you something like they do when you get a colonoscopy? Or maybe shoot you up with some major pain meds beforehand?
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/23/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I would expect more sympathy from my gyn than from a hospital ER doctor. I had one too but I was fortunate in that my gyn was able to lance it in his office w/just a local to drain it with no need to pack it or for stiches. We were fortunate to catch mine when it was "just" the size of a jacks ball and it drained well. Hot sitz baths to keep it draining and antibiotic to prevent any infection and it healed well and quickly w/no further problems. knock, Knock, KNOCK.
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spookyh
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   Posted 5/23/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot, a hot water bottle really helped with the pain.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


MAG102886
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   Posted 5/23/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ya I was thinking even twilight sleep or whatever they give you for c-scopes.  I just need something to let me sleep for like the 10-20 mins it's going to take to take the gauze out or whatever.  I was super suprised that the ER dr. wasn't more caring considering she was a female.  I think I'm just going to call my gyno tomorrow morning and explain what happened and that I'm going to need some sort of *adequate* sedation or pain control for it.  My real big concern is the time frame it needs to get done in, and if he can do it in his office, or if I'd have to go to some kind of outpaitent thing. =/
 
**crosses fingers it will all be ok!!**


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Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.
 
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Julia Hill
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   Posted 5/23/2010 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, you have been through alot for such a young age. (((hugs))) Will you be able to get in to see your gyno or ask his nurse how he usually handles situations such as this? I had packing put into a fistula surgery one inch from my butt. The first time they changed the packing was the worst as it stuck to the wound. I remember jumping when my surgeon did it, and I did not have sedation. Not fun! Maybe they could give you nitrus oxide or something.

All the best,
Julia

MAG102886
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   Posted 5/23/2010 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
How about this one, I went to the bathroom and when I wiped the gauze came right out by itself.  No pain, what the heck?  Not that I want pain, but you know what I mean.  I keep trying to check to make sure it's like all the gauze or if a part of it broke off because it doesn't look too long...but possibly could be long enough.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.
 

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/24/2010 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Quite likely the pain when you moved the gauze was due to its sticking and between your moving it and the moisture it was no longer stuck to the wound and the healing has sealed over so that there was no more seepage to cause the sticking.
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dunny2
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   Posted 5/24/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Mag, maybe now the cyst is gone so has the pain (fingers crossed). My only experience with one of these
cysts, is when my sister had one. She was about your age. They did hers under GA, but the difference being
that hers was a scheduled surgery. Yours had obviously become infected, hence the high amount of pain. Like
I say, now the nasty stuff has gone I'm hoping for you, they'll be no more pain. Good luck.
Vicky

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