Bartholin cysts can be treated in multiple ways depending on their size and severity.
Typically, small cysts break open by themselves, larger ones may need surgical drainage, while the best solution for recurring cysts is marsupialization.
The following table lists down the different treatments for Bartholin cysts and their average cost in India-
|BARTHOLIN CYST||TREATMENT TYPE||TREATMENT COST IN INDIA|
|Small||Medicines||Rs. 1,000- Rs. 1,800|
|Large||Surgical Drainage||Rs. 5,000- Rs. 8,000|
|Recurring||Marsupialization||Rs. 20,000-Rs. 30,000|
* Note that the exact specifics may slightly vary basis the choice of hospital, the experience and expertise of the doctor, and other medical and non-medical factors.
Bartholin cysts are recurring by nature, that is, once you have had a Bartholin cyst, the chances of it happening again are substantially high. Therefore, marsupialization is suggested to lower the risks of recurrence.
Anesthesia: Marsupialization is performed under the influence of local or spinal anesthesia.
Procedure: The gynecologist first makes a nick on the cyst to surgically drain the pus. Then, the incision is slightly enlarged to create a temporary 'kangaroo pouch' to assist fuller drainage over a period of the next few weeks. This helps push all the infected pus out of the cyst while preventing recurrence.
Surgery Type: Depending on the severity, it can be performed both- in the clinic or at a hospital.
Complications: Complications in the Bartholin cyst treatment are only mild- minimum.
Risks: Risks include- general anesthetic complications, excessive bleeding, and infection.
Discharge: Typically, the discharge can be done the same day.
Recovery: A complete recovery typically takes 1-2 weeks. This is because the abscess may still be flowing out and the patient may experience a certain discomfort and/ or feverish because of the same. Therefore, medications and rest are prescribed.
Here is a list of doctor recommendations for a quick recovery after Bartholin cyst surgery:
We suggest the following for preventing and avoiding recurrence of Bartholin cyst-
Yes. Most insurance providers cover the treatment cost for Bartholin cyst. However, the details may vary from policy to policy. Please confirm the same directly from your healthcare/ insurance provider.
The gynecologist consultation fee varies from one to another basis their expertise and experience. At present, the fee run between Rs. 500- 1500 in India.
Diagnostic tests for Bartholin cyst typically include- a pelvic exam, swab test, or a biopsy if needed. Together, they cost an average of Rs. 500- Rs. 3,000 in India.
Follow-up medicines after Bartholin cyst surgery typically include antibiotics, painkillers, and multivitamins. Together they cost an average of Rs. 500- Rs 1500.
Yes, most hospitals provide a slight discount for treatments done under cash. Please confirm the same from your specific hospital.