OB GYN

Ob-Gyn questions? Ask a gynecologist online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

OB GYN

What is the difference between a sebaceous cyst in the labia

Customer Question
and a bartholin cyst?...
what is the difference between a sebaceous cyst in the labia and a bartholin cyst?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: OB GYN
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
6/21/2010
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 7 years ago
Dr. Su S
Dr. Su S, Doctor(MD)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 21,148
Experience: Experienced in maternity and women's health
Verified
Hello,

Greetings,

Sebaceous cyst & Bartholin's cyst arise from different glands. Sebaceous cyst arises from the blockage of the duct of sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are widespread & may appear in other parts of the body too. Please read this good resource on it.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000842.htm

Bartholin's gland are however present inside the labia . It has a definite location. The cyst arises also from block of its duct. Please see this picture.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM02902

Hope this information will help you.
Wish your healthy life.
Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
if the cyst appears to be halfway between the clitoris and the bottom of the vaginal opening it is probably a sebaceous cyst? I have had ingrown hairs which have turned into cysts in this area before but this one is quite a bit bigger and more tender. When should I go see my doctor? It drained a bit tonight.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr.JBB, Board Certified OB/GYN replied 7 years ago
Dr.JBB
Dr.JBB, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 1,372
Experience: 15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence
Verified

Hello,

It it is draining on its own, it may resolve without going to the doctor. Warm soaks will help pull out the drainage. If it starts to get bigger or ,ore painful again, you should see your physician.

Dr.JBB
Dr.JBB, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 1,372
Experience: 15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence
Verified
Dr.JBB and 87 other OB GYN Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr.JBB Your Own Question
Dr.JBB
Dr.JBB
Dr.JBB, Board Certified OB/GYN
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 1,372
1,372 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence

Dr.JBB is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. C.

Dr. C.

Board Certified

2,537 satisfied customers

30 years of experience and an award-winning educator.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Board Certified OB/GYN

5,752 satisfied customers

With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.

Dr. Charles

Dr. Charles

OB/GYN (Doctor)

142 satisfied customers

Board Certified. Solo practice for 8 years; delivered more than 1300 infants and performed more than 800 surgeries.

Dr. K.

Dr. K.

MD

2,351 satisfied customers

Board certified OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

1,651 satisfied customers

MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)

Dr.JBB

Dr.JBB

Board Certified OB/GYN

1,372 satisfied customers

15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence

Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence

OB/GYN

822 satisfied customers

Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator

< Previous | Next >

Related OB GYN Questions
I have a pimple in the clitoris hood. It doesn't hurt but
Hi I have a pimple in the clitoris hood. It doesn't hurt but stings when I wipe or put pressure on it. Should I be concerned? This is my first one and I'm 45 … read more
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Doctoral Degree
8,185 satisfied customers
Have an itchy labia is it crabs? iv never had an std, theres
hi have an itchy labia is it crabs? iv never had an std, theres no visable lessions … read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
369 satisfied customers
I have just noticed that my clitoris seems to have 3
Hello,I have just noticed that my clitoris seems to have 3 embedded pale white spots around it. I only noticed because i think i have a yeast infection which has been causing me irritability with itch… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
I have 2 dots underneath the hood of my clitoris. Is there
I have 2 white dots underneath the hood of my clitoris. Is there any way you can tell me what it is? … read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
369 satisfied customers
I have a lump that just formed on the left side of my labia.
Hello there. I have a lump that just formed on the left side of my labia. It hurts to sit. What could it be? … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,476 satisfied customers
I have been noticing dots on my clitoris. They showed up
I have been noticing white dots on my clitoris. They showed up about a month ago and I'm not sure what they are. Can you try and help me?… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
I have been noticing dots on my clitoris. They showed up
I have been noticing white dots on my clitoris. They showed up about a month ago and I'm not sure what they are. Can you try and help me?… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
My girlfriend had a very tight vaginal opening. Her perinium
HI. My girlfriend had a very tight vaginal opening. Her perinium skin covered the opening and she could climax very quickly. After a breakup, she had a very large partner; her perinium no longer cover… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
My clitoris is very itchy and it burns a bit. What can I
Hi my clitoris is very itchy and it burns a bit. What can I use? … read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,688 satisfied customers
I have had a bartholin cyst since Thanksgiving. How can I
I have had a bartholin cyst since Thanksgiving. How can I get rid of this? I have taken the sitz bath and even purchased silica spray … read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
369 satisfied customers
I hope you can help me. I have a bruise on my labia minora
Hello I hope you can help me. I have a bruise on my labia minora on the left side. Right under the clitoris. I already had a labia plasty about 11 years ago when I was was just turning 17 because my l… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,688 satisfied customers
I believe I have an bartholin cyst it is not painful just
I believe I have an bartholin cyst it is not painful just uncomfortable and is at the opening of the vagina what can I do to relieve the pressure it is causing unless I am sitting… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
My clitoris is sore and swollen, and I have a burning
Second opinion] My clitoris is sore and swollen, and I have a burning sensation inside my vagina with a foul odor. I tested negative for STD last week. I have been sexually active with my partner for … read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I have a very small vaginal opening and could not put
I have a very small vaginal opening and could not put tampons in until a couple years ago and it has made my sexual experiences very awkward, painful, and embarrassing. I was hoping to figure out my o… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
C, a small tiny bump between the anus and vaginal opening
Hi Dr.C, a small tiny white bump between the anus and vaginal opening that went away 3 weeks ago and is now back could be what?… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
3,983 satisfied customers
I have what seems to be a Bartholin cyst for about a month
I have what seems to be a Bartholin cyst for about a month now. How long do they usually last when it goes away by themselves ? … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
I've had a bartholin cyst for a while now and it hurts alot
i've had a bartholin cyst for a while now and it hurts alot now, I've tried hot water bath, hot pack and i feel like it has gotten bigger … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
32,921 satisfied customers
I have swelling between my labia majora and my clitoris.
Hi I have swelling between my labia majora and my clitoris. It's swollen right in that section. No discharge or odor or itching. What could it be?… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,092 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x