Bartholin Cysts-I Now Know Why I Get Them
I have been getting bartholin cysts for years and doctors would tell me some women just get them. I have to share this. Keep in mind, this pertains to my body, not necessarily to yours. Years ago, I got 2 cysts in one year, and my boyfriend said "stop eating all that frozen yogurt!!" I didn't think much of it, but there was a TCBY near my job and I'd often get a cup of frozen yogurt at lunchtime. FROZEN YOGURT HAS LIVE BACTERIA IN IT. I have never liked the non-frozen yogurts (Dannon, etc.), just frozen yogurt and Frosty's from Wendy's. I asked two different doctors if there could be a link between eating frozen yogurt and bartholin cysts. They brushed me off. After switching jobs with no TCBY or Wendy's around, the cysts stopped forming. Then guess what? Last week, I had a Frosty one day (Chocolate) and a cup of frozen yogurt (chocolate) the end of the same week. After all, doctors say they doubt they cause cysts. Within one hour of eating a cup of frozen yogurt from TCBY, I felt a bartholin cyst forming. Within ONE HOUR. For me, after 15 years of getting these cysts on average every 3-4 years, I know for sure this is some sort of food allergy
or reaction that I have. No one can convince me that this is a coincidence. I have the tendency to get these cysts, and I believe the reaction/allergy to frozen yogurt is what causes my cysts. For example, people with peanut allergies are fine as long as they don't eat peanuts. I am on Antibiotics
now and have ordered Black Ointment. I can't stand the thought of another lancing procedure. I'm soaking in warm baths and hoping it bursts. Meantime, I'm 100% convinced the live bacteria in frozen yogurt and also Frosty's from Wendy's causes my cysts to form. I will give up frozen yogurt and Frosty's forever, and not let a doctor tell me these are just coincidences. I believe the live bacteria in frozen yogurt disturbs my body's Ph balance...and I get a cyst after eating frozen yogurt or drinking a Frosty. However, it is interesting that ice cream does not cause these cysts for me. In all the time I was not eating frozen yogurt, I've always eaten ice cream with no bartholin cysts forming. Frozen yogurt for the first time in a long time was my only dietary change. I had not been having sex, do not have any STDs, anything else. Doctors do not always have answers. They call their colleagues, research and ask questions because they don't know everything. But every woman knows her body. Everything does not always make sense, but for me, I believe frozen yogurt causes my bartholin cysts. Are there other women out there who love frozen yogurt or Frosty's from Wendy's who keep getting bartholin cysts? I'm interested in knowing if anyone else has made this correlation. I hope this helps you.