What are complications of the treatment for Bartholin gland diseases?

Updated: Aug 10, 2017
  • Author: Antonia Quinn, DO; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The most common complication of treatment of Bartholin abscess is recurrence. Rare case reports exist of necrotizing fasciitis after abscess drainage.

A theoretical risk exists for development of toxic shock syndrome with packing.

Nonhealing wounds may occur. Bleeding, especially in patients with a coagulopathy, may be a complication.

Cosmetic scarring may result.


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