Gartner Quiste: What is it, symptoms and treatment

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The Gartner cyst is a rare type of lump that can appear in the vagina, due to malformations of the fetus during pregnancy, which can cause discomfort in the abdomen and in the intimate region, for example.

The fetus in development poses the Gartner canal, which is responsible for the formation of the urinary and reproductive apparatus, and disappears naturally after birth. However, in some situations the Gartner canal remains and fluid accumulates, giving rise to a vaginal cyst that in some cases does not produce symptoms until an adult age.

Gartner’s cyst is not serious, its development is usually accompanied by a pediatrician or gynecologist, however, when the growth is constant, it may be necessary to carry out a small surgical procedure for its extraction.

main symptoms

The symptoms of Gartner cyst usually appear in the adult age, being the main ones:

  • Pain during intimate contact;

  • Disease in the intimate region;

  • Bulto in the genital region;

  • Abdominal pain.

Generally, Gartner’s cyst does not present symptoms in childhood, but in some cases the parents can observe the presence of a bulk in the intimate region of the child, having to inform the pediatrician to diagnose the problem and initiate the appropriate treatment.

Treatment for Gartner cyst

Gartner’s cyst treatment can be performed in maternity, by means of liquid aspiration or a small surgery for complete cyst extraction.

When the cyst alone is diagnosed in adult life, the gynecologist can choose the follow-up of the growth of the cyst. The treatment is normally indicated when the woman starts to show symptoms or complications, such as urinary incontinence or urinary infections, for example. For the general, the doctor recommends the use of antibiotics, when there are symptoms of infection and a surgery for the extraction of the cyst.

In addition, the doctor may recommend performing a biopsy of the cyst with the object of ruling out the possibility of vaginal cancer and confirming if the cyst is benign. See how the biopsy is performed.

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