BARTHOLIN’S CYST- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Bartholin’s glands are the pear-shaped compound alveolar glands located on each side of the vaginal opening. They secrete mucous to lubricate the vagina. Bartholin’s cyst is the fluid-filled swelling in the Bartholin’s gland.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • CAUSES OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • DIAGNOSIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • TREATMENTS FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • PROGNOSIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • COMPLICATIONS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • BARTHOLIN’S CYST AND AYURVEDA
    • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • HOME REMEDIES FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • YOGA FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST
    • RESEARCH WORKS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Lump near the vaginal opening
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain during walking or sitting
  • Tenderness
  • Pelvic pain
  • Fever

CAUSES OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Injuries
  • Infections
  • Irritations

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

The pathophysiology of Bartholin’s cyst depends on the causative factor. The Bartholin’s cyst due to infections may also transmit through sexual intercourse. Lymphocytic and neutrophilic inflammatory reactions are taking place. In case of bacterial infection with E.coli, bacteria may clog the gland and developed into a cyst.

DIAGNOSIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Biopsy

TREATMENTS FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Antibiotics for associated infections
  • Topical medications like pain-relieving ointments
  • Surgical drainage
  • Surgical removal of the gland
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Prognosis is based on the size, duration of onset of the cyst and condition of the patient.
  • The undiagnosed or untreated Bartholin’s cyst leads to complications

COMPLICATIONS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Painful sexual intercourse  may lead to sexual dysfunction
  • Relationship problems
  • Formation of Bartholin abscess

BARTHOLIN’S CYST AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,Bartholin’s cyst is managed based on the “yoni kanda”.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Excess vitiation of dosha in yoni
  • Virudhahara – Incompatible foods
  • Agantu factor – infection, injuries, irritants

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Yoni sula – pain near the vagina

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

Bartholin’s cyst is considered an agantuja vyadhi, when it is caused by an infection etc. When the microorganism enters the body the doshas are vitiated, which further vitiates the rakta, mamsa dhatus and produces the symptoms. There are four types of yonikanda – vata, pitta, kapha and sanipatha.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Yoni sula – pain near vagina  
  • Daha – burning sensation
  • Maidhuna asahishnutha – painful sex

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Treatment for vitiated rakta and mamsa dhatu and vata dosha
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Kaishora guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Intake of appropriate quantity of water
  • Sitz bath

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Proper hygiene
  • Take proper rest.
  • Consume  a balanced diet

YOGA FOR BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with Bartholin’s cyst and provide overall immunity

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

RESEARCH WORKS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF BARTHOLIN’S CYST

  1. Efficacy of selected ayurveda treatment modality for Bartholin’s cyst (yonikanda): a case report

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345973828_EFFICACY_OF_SELECTED_AYURVEDA_TREATMENT_MODALITY_FOR_BARTHOLIN’S_CYST_YONIKANDA_A_CASE_REPORT

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