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Unread 12-14-2004, 10:57 AM
Has anyone had this problem?

Hi Ladies,

I am recently getting boils in my private area, they only occur when my body heats up, I only get one or two and then they go away to return next month. I was wondering if this has happen to anyone else. I have never had this problem before my hysterectomy, if they keep coming up I guess I will have to call my doctor.
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Unread 12-14-2004, 11:39 AM
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Well, I have a gland (can't remember the name) on either side of the vulva. Sometimes that gland gets stopped up and infected. The one time it was seriously infected, it did look like a boil.

Whatever it is, sounds like you need to call or go into the dr.s office. Any kind of infection near the vulva can work it's way up into the bladder (as mine did).

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
Unread 12-14-2004, 01:32 PM
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I had a problem about 3 weeks pre-op that sent me to my primary care physician. It felt like a boil. It was within inches of my bikini line, though, so it might not be quite in the area that you are talking about, not sure.

Mine turned out to be an ingrown hair. It was bad enough that it had to be lanced, simply because of the timing of it so close to surgery. But the doc did tell me that women are particularly prone to ingrown hairs there (I'm 46 and that was my first one ever that I know of there!). She had me soak in Epson salts for 30 minutes every night until the wound from lancing healed. She then told me that if I notice one of these coming on again, to do the same soak routine, it would help decrease the matter building up under the skin, and by softening the area it would allow the hair to "escape" and not be ingrown any more.

Tight undies can contribute to the problem. Also, wearing the silky type too much and not the cotton type often enough can contribute. Now that I don't have to have all those feminine products it's panty-free sleeping that is helping me avoid the problem.
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Unread 12-14-2004, 01:55 PM
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I forgot about this...but 20 years ago I had an ectopic pregnancy and after the surgery I had numerous boils like you describe. They would come and go. My dr. never reacted to it. Eventually they went away...Hope this helps?!!
Unread 12-14-2004, 02:45 PM
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I had a small boil after surgery on my panty line. I treated it as my PCP has told me to in the past. Don't touch it and certainly don't try to "release" it like a pimple. That could make the infection spread. Usually I just keep it very clean, avoid any tight clothing near it and it goes away by itself in a few days. Like Tam recommended, any problems this close to your surgery, you should call your Dr for advice. Good luck.

Unread 12-14-2004, 03:18 PM
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I used to get these ingrown hair type of boils that happened after using a cream hair remover in the summer.
Owwwie. Seems every time I got rid of one another super big one would pop up.
I stopped using that hair remover and just do bikini line removal of hair now.
I would definitly check with your doctor about it.
Unread 12-14-2004, 03:51 PM
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The gland you are refering to Jertam is the
'Bartholin's gland' (I think I got the spelling right not been to work for 3 weeks and my memory's gone to pot )

We (females) can get an infection in this gland known as a 'Bartholin's Abscess' also a cute item called a 'Bartholin's Cyst.'
A course of Anti-Biotics usualy does the trick.
That is if this is what you are suffering from Ispencer, my recomendation is you inform your Dr. of this re-occuring problem.
Unread 12-14-2004, 04:51 PM
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Oh those Bartholin Gland cysts are so very much fun....I had two in my life. First one got so big, finally went to the doctor and she told me to go home and fill my tub with as hot of water as I could stand, and add 1 cup of salt. Sure enough within about 10 minutes, it popped and oh my, how good that felt. Second one did not get as big before I did the tub thing, and then went to the doctor.... hehe, no more since....

The gland is inside the labia though, are these inside or outside....
Unread 01-19-2005, 11:10 AM
Batholyn Cysts

When I was a senior in college, I had a horrific bout with these....they would go away with anti-biotics, but then come back again...with a vengence....I had to have them lanced several times. Finally, after my first or second pregnancy, they removed the offending one....previously, they had tried sewing the opening open. Don't know why anyone need two of those things...never had moisture problems.

However, I don't know what will happen in the future as I am only two weeks past hyst. My wound is still leaking...aggrevating. And my God, the smell! The most positive benefit of my hyst. thus far has been no more swollen ankle on my right, at least for two weeks! I think "Thomas the Tumor" was sitting on my kydney.

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