About a year ago I started having vaginal burning. I developed a Bartholin cyst which was treated with antibiotics twice. Since then it's been the same pattern of a swelling (pimple looking) thing in the vagina along with burning, irritation and itching. What concerns me is that is worse when the pouch is full. I have passed air in tha vagina for the past year although there is no obvious stool or foul discharge (sorry for the graphics). I have wondered about a fistula for the past year. I finally had the Bartholin cyst marsupialized but the irritation, redness, burning, pimple-thing has continued. And always worse when the pouch is full or gassy. Hot baths help to ease it somewhat. There is apparently a 'tract' in the vagina that the gynecologist thinks goes no where. I have an MRI scheduled but not until the end of October. Is there anything I can do to try on my own to determine if this is in fact an rv tistula in the meantime? I feel pretty desperate. The end of October seems a long way off.
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I had a vaginal/j-pouch fistula diagnosed years ago. I didn't know enough about it and it also started with a Bartholin cyst. Please consider having your colo-rectal surgeon take a look at the situation. I also consulted my gynecologist at the start. She lanced the Bartholin cyst, and after that the fistula pathway completely opened and lots of future problems occurred. Let your colo-rectal surgeon handle it rather than your gynecologist.
Just my two cents from someone whose been there...
I too had this cyst problem which is now a fistula my GYN lanced it and of course it never closed over again but no pain or swelling either. It only leaks on occasion when I am having obstruction issues. It proved to be the least of my problems as I am now waiting to have pouch removal but am now 66 had my pouch since I was 35 so it was a pretty good run. Good luck
I need some help! I feel I have a similar cyst between vagina and anus and it is extremely swollen and hard and the size of a large pea just under the skin. My ginocologist thinks it is a thrombotic hemorroid as I have a few around the anus too and prescribed a week of 6 daflon tablets the 2 for a long time. It is also worst when there is a need to empty the pouch or gas and goes together with an extremely painful varicose vein in one of my calf. Anyone else with also a varicose vein? could it be only an hemorroyd gone very hard? Or the cyst you all mention. I have my jpouch since 2000 and now am having to strain a little more to empty, but generally have been working ok. Hendrix, have you met with the colorectal surgeon?
thank you for any more info.
Patrizia, it may be useful for you to know that a hemorrhoid *is* a kind of varicose vein. They can get hard when the blood clots (the hemorrhoid is then called "thrombosed." I don't know if that's what you have, but maybe this information will help a bit.
It sure sounds like it is more than just a Bartholin cyst. I think it is a good idea to let your colorectal surgeon explore the possibilities and suggested treatment. Best wishes.
I also had a pimple like cyst on vagina and I tried to heal it myself. After it popped I noticed That three more popped out and they were vey painful and treated those myself. I find it hard to discuss these things When I went to gynecologist I mentioned it to her she said it was most likely ingrown hair. I am now reading posts and thinking is it something that I should tell my gastro about?