Kristen (xx_socold_xx) wrote in vaginapagina,

My poor lady parts.

Alright, so I finally had my bartholin gland cyst taken care of this morning. I've had two others, but this morning, I got a word catheter inserted to hopefully stop these cysts once and for all. Unfortunately, I know there is still a ~20% chance of it coming back, but compared to it DEFINITELY coming back, it's a chance I'm willing to take.

My doctor didn't really tell me about aftercare. I asked a few questions and she answered them wonderfully, but she didn't make much conversation about it herself. Am I supposed to be pretty sore afterward? How long is this soreness going to last? I can walk and lay down without much discomfort, but switching positions in bed hurts pretty badly and sitting is just..unthinkable right now. Is it going to stay sore for the entire time I have it in? 

Are there any tricks to a sitz bath? I've read different things about using epsom salts--should I, or not?
And do I need to take special precautions to keep the word catheter intact (like not be as active or something), or will it stay in even if I were to work out or be really active?

Thank you!
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