Vaginal Cyst Remedies

Apr 20, 2017

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.

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Posted by Beth (District Of Columbia) on 03/29/2017
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Vaginal Cyst:

Hallelujah. I've been blogging home remedies to avoid surgery and today I didn't think I could stand the pain but then it drained! Started Friday, was uncomfortable Saturday, became really painful Sunday, limped to doctor on Monday to be told it was not infected nor was it that big but they could do surgery or I could wait for it to drain, Tuesday I took advil and went to work but could barely move, Wednesday I coukd not move at all till it popped. Over the days I tried lots of stuff. Did shots of apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt baths several times a day, slept with turmeric and coconut oil on it, took Mucinex Monday and Tuesday, switched to silicea 30 on Wednesday morning and alternated apple cider vinegar on cotton on it and Tufts pads with witch hazel during Monday and Tuesday nights. When it burst I had decided it was unbearable but now it's healing. So so grateful for online forums and all of you.

Posted by Looms (Buhl Id) on 06/01/2016

I have had an inclusion cyst since I was molested at the age of 6-9. It was caused by physical damage, but has "always" been there. Now I am 54 and as my vagina shrinks from old age it's beginning to hurt as the cyst does not shrink with the vagina. All my doctor can do is suggest estrogen cream to keep my vagina "young" (flexible) thus making the pain less, but increasing my chances of cancer. It is up pretty high and can't be reached with a finger, and is very deep under the skin so it can barely be felt. But it is very painful when pressed. I'm wondering if any one has had experience with this and if the vinegar can penetrate that deeply...that's even if I could figure out how to get it in there? Thanks

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Looms,

Well, that is a long time to have to deal with a cyst and from a most distressing cause at that.

We have had great success using castor oil for cysts. You can even buy castor oil in gelcaps. You could insert one each night intravaginally. It may help with elasticity of the skin as well.

Alternately (or in addition), serrapeptase, an enzyme, can be bought in capsules and taken according to package directions. Serrapeptase helps to dissolve growths.

I hope that you will find healing soon!

Let me know how it goes.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Kathy

I have inserted water/apple cider vingear vaginally before (with a large syringe) for a different problem. I used 50/50 water /vinegar. Your problem will be solved.

Replied by Farrah
Washington, Dc

I have had tiny bead-sized clitoral cyst for the last year. My doctor is talking about sticking in a needle and trying to drain it but I'm looking for alternatives first because it's so close to such a sensitive area. I can feel it under the clitoral hood, but it's deep under there and my hood doesn't retract, so I can't actually touch it or see it directly - and thus it won't be able to come to a "head" like other cysts. I don't know of anything topical like castor oil or ACV would work? Or would oral supplements like serrapeptase work for this sort of thing? Super frustrating, would really appreciate any input!

Replied by Brianne
Kissimmee, Florida

Try freezing the avc yes it will be really cold but once it starts melting it shouldn't be bad. Wear a pad with it too so once it is melting it won't ruin your undies. 😊

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

Replied by Edna

I currently have the bartholin cyst. It's about the size of an egg yoke boiled. The thing is, I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar. I noticed the surface of d cyst is turning yellowish and sort of peeling too. Is that how yours happened or should I be worried? I also feel a burning sensation some few minutes after applying the Apple Cider Vinegar to the area. Should I keep at it or stop. await ur reply thanks

Posted by Jude (Arkansas) on 10/21/2013
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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!

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

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!

I highly recommend trying apple cider vinegar for a vaginal cyst instead of having it punctured. It's like a miracle!

Replied by Rebecca
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I wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you. Your post saved me from spending a lot of money for a doctor's appointment. The Apple Cider Vinegar worked AMAZINGLY!!! I would have been hesitant, but when a husband makes a post about his wife, I have to trust him. Again, thank you, thank you. It worked GREAT!!!

Replied by Terri
Lawrenceburg, In
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I found similar advice about Bartholin cysts but was afraid to use ACV on my Skenes's cyst. After reading your post, I used the ACV and also applied moist heat compress in the evenings. While I don't like taking antibiotics, I took the advice of my doctor because I was desperate for it to go away. After 6 days, my cyst ruptured and I'm sure the ACV definitely helped! Thanks for your post!

Replied by Toni

Are people using Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother or without for the skene cyst? After the thing drains, what protection is used against infection?

Replied by Blue

I only use it with the mother. I used regular once and it burned my skin and left a scar on my face.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn

BLUE,,,,,,,, I agree, as I use Bragg's ACV as an after shave lotion. I ain't pretty, but I have no facial breakouts, I.e. hickies, demodex mites, etc.


Posted by Alaska (Traverse City, Mi) on 02/11/2013
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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 Simphiwe
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But help me guy's I tryed the ACV but still no change, mine is below the right labia and its not painful ..

Replied by Taylor

Omg this helped wonderful! Is it normal that the swelling goes down?


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

Replied by Didi

Do you think sepia 30ch will work for gartner or mullerian cyst of vagina? Thanx


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Posted by Cm (Portland, Or) on 01/19/2017
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Have had a boil on my labia (ouch! ) for about a week and a half. Warm baths and compresses weren't helping at all, so I decided to try turmeric.

I took one teaspoon last night - under my tongue, and then swished with water, and then another this morning. It's been about 3 hours and my boil finally came to a head and I was able to drain it! I definitely attribute this to the turmeric. Thank you Earth Clinic!