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Vaginal Cyst Remedies

Last Modified on Apr 30, 2016

What Is a Vaginal Cyst?

In general, a cyst is a closed pocket or pouch of tissue that is filled with air, fluid, or other material. More specifically, a vaginal cyst is a closed sac located on or under the vaginal wall or lining. Several different types of vaginal cysts exist including inclusion cysts, Bartholin’s gland cysts, Gartner’s duct cysts, and Mullerian cysts. No matter what type of cyst is present, though, the symptoms and causes are typically similar.

Typically, vaginal cysts do not cause symptoms; however, a small soft lump may be felt in the vaginal wall or distended from the vagina. Most cysts range in size from about the diameter of a pea to that of an orange. In some cases, women may experience discomfort during intercourse or when inserting a tampon.

The typical cause of vaginal cysts is a gland or duct that has become clogged and causes liquid and other matter to collect inside. The specific cause, however, depends on the type of cyst. Inclusion cysts form as a result of trauma such as an episiotomy during childbirth. Other cysts are caused by the collection of bacteria or other organic matter.

Natural Treatment and Home Remedies for Vaginal Cysts

Many cysts respond well to natural and homeopathic treatment options. One of the most effective methods involves applying apple cider vinegar directly to the affected area daily for several days in a row – most individuals see results within 4 to 5 days. Additional options include turmeric, garlic and sepia taken orally in the form of a capsule. These natural supplement options typically offer results within 1 to 2 weeks as well and can be used to prevent development of additional cysts. Continue reading below for more tips from Earth Clinic readers.

Remedies for Vaginal Cysts

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Apple Cider Vinegar  
9 User Reviews | 3 YEA

Posted by Acvworks (Austin Texas) on 01/20/2014

[YEA]  I have been using apple cider vinegar on bartholin cysts which pop up and haven't responded to any treatment so far.

Before bed I have been taking a cotton swab soaked in ACV and applying to the area, sometimes it stings, sometimes it does not. I applied for at least a week before I saw any changes. The top layers of the harden skin slowly flaked off and at that point, I soaked a cotton ball and left it on my cyst while I rested for about 30 minutes. About two days later, when I was applying ACV again with cotton swab, the cyst burst and drained for quite some time. they heal quite nicely and I continue to put ACV on the site.

Be patient, it works!

Replied by Amy
Ct, US
Question for you: the majority of my cyst is inside my vagina. Is it safe to put the apple cider vinegar inside? or should I just try putting it over it on the outside skin? Thanks.
Replied by Be Blessed
Apple cider vinegar is safe for all sorts of things. If the above woman applied it to her cyst then she applied it within the walls of the vagina, since that is where the Bartholin's cyst is. Thus, I would have to say it is safe. If you want to start out with a diluted substance just to be safe you could mix a tsp. of ACV with 1-2 tsp. water and dip a cotton ball in that and apply. I'm going to be trying full strength ACV on my cyst. Up until now I hadn't seen this option, only some essential oil and turmeric options. I have tried some essential oils (different combos of Juniper Berry, Cypress, Chamomile, Lavender, frankincense and Tea tree, even adding peppermint on one occasion), and my cyst seems to shrink some with those, but I have not been able to make it go away.

Good luck with yours!

Replied by Courtney
White Plains, Md
So, I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar and my cyst popped. It drained but there seems to be like a little open wound from the drainage. Did you keep putting Apple Cider Vinegar on yours? Because it stings for a second when you apply it, or did you put an antibiotic ointment on it?

Posted by Alaska (Traverse City, Mi) on 02/11/2013

[YEA]  I have had a bartholin gland cyst for 4 or 5yrs. I tried putting apple cider vinegar on the cyst and It immediately started bleeding and the fluid came out and went flat. Mine was the size of a pea and now gone! I am amazed and still in disbelieve that I could have used this simple remedy years ago! Apple cider vinegar is amazing!

Replied by Peskycysts
Lowsyville, Ky
How did you apply the apple cider vinegar? Would it work adding it to bath water?
Replied by Jude
[YEA]   My wife has had a cyst for 12 years - above the Bartholin's gland so it was apparently a Skene's duct cyst. It had bled some upon examination by a gynecologist recently and was very tender. We were concerned about cancer but the results came in clean. I read about the use of apple cider vinegar for a Bartholin's cyst, and she used it on the cyst for about 4 nights. This morning, it bled and drained out flat. Now it is not tender and it had been. She was to have it drained by the doctor later this week. Thank God for your post and for this natural cure. And thank you! I highly recommend trying apple cider vinegar for a vaginal cyst instead of having it punctured. It' like a miracle!
Replied by Justice
Crestview, Fl
How long would a bigger one drain. And how long was the healing period?
Replied by Laura
Grand Rapids, Mi
What type of apple cider vinegar did you use? Did you use the raw kind?

3 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Sheila (Dewsbury, United Kingdom) on 08/19/2008

[YEA]  I have suffered for a number of years with recurring Bartholin cysts. These are cysts on the external part of the vagina. Mine are always on one side only, and are quite painful to the touch or when urinating. They clear up eventually, but the discomfort meanwhile can make life difficult. A couple of years ago, when I was looking at one of my books on homeopathic remedies, I came across Sepia as being a remedy for vaginal cysts. I tried it next time another one of these cysts came up. I took one Sepia pill three times a day for two or three days,by which time the cyst had subsided. I do this every time I feel another cyst coming on, and it works every time, usually within hours. Decrease and then stop the dosage as the symptoms subside. Your body will complete the healing process. My book says that the 12C, 30C and 200C potencies work best. I usually use the 30C potency, but I have also had success with 6C. Sepia can be ordered from any online homeopathic pharmacy. It's important to follow the rules about taking homeopathic remedies -don't take them within 30 minutes either side of eating or drinking or teeth-cleaning, or the effectiveness will be compromised. Also, store them away from the light and strong-smelling substances.

Replied by Jhorse
Medford, Or
I too have suffered with Bartholin Cysts. Recently I used the Turmeric, ACV and Garlic to address my Cystc Acne (which worked wonderfully). I didn't think of it at the time but my other cyst has gone away also. It didn't drain, but rather just disappeared. I am not sure if Turmeric will keep them at bay permenatly but it certainly worked. I went from weekly problems, to none in over a month!
Replied by Lilith
Eden, Garden State
I rencently descovered a cyst "down there" and would love to know in what way you used turmeric, ACV and Garlic to get rid of the cyst.