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A student from University of Kent. I needed some assistance

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Hello, I am Akshada Deshmukh, a student from University of Kent. I needed some assistance on an issue.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I want to as soon as I can. I think I have abscess. I have had it before and I had to undergo a surgery. This time it looks the same. Its been more than a week now and there was no pain but now it has started to pain and I do not know what to do about it
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: the pain started since yesterday. I read online that applying heat would help if the growth is small.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No I guess this is it. can I get in touch with a female doctor please?
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 18 days ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for your question.

I will be happy to assist you today.

I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms.

Please let me know about the following and I will do my best to help you.

May I know your age?

How long have you had the abscess?

Do you have any other symptoms?


Could you please post a picture of that for me here?

Thank you for your patience.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I am 25. Its been more than a week now but I do not remember the exact date. No I do not have any other symptoms. No fever. The pain just started since yesterday. And I am a little uncomfortable sharing a picture as it is on the walls on my vagina.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Can we use the chat at the movement?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
it is not as big as I had it before. in what ways can it be treated?
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 18 days ago.

The phone call offer was not sent by me. It is an automated response.

I am happy to continue our discussion in text format.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
what should I do ahead. I am a little worried. I do not want to undergo a surgery
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 18 days ago.

I'm sorry you are worried about this. I will try to help.

Without a local examination or a pic., I can only give a general answer on this platform, but I hope it helps.

It is most likely infected, as it is painful.

You will require antibiotics to cure the infection.

You may start OTC Ibuprofen 200mg three times a day.

These will reduce inflammation and pain.

It is prudent to see your GP and start antibiotics.

After local examination, further management can be planned.

Please let me know if this was helpful.

In case you require any further assistance, do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help!

Wishing you the very best in life.

Thank you for the opportunity to help.

Positive feedback is requested.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I read that applying heat would help if it as small. Should I be doing that?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate you helping me out in this situation
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 18 days ago.

You're welcome.

In its early stages, a Bartholin's abscess can sometimes be treated at home using a sitz bath.

A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath you can give yourself in your bathtub or with a sitz bath kit.

Soaking may not cure the abscess, but it can help ease your pain and discomfort.

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
thank you for your assistance. It was quite helpful
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 18 days ago.

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