For the past couple of weeks I hadn't been feeling very well and the things I had to do had been overwhelming me and I couldn't figure out why. At the beginning of last week I started having a lot of pain in a very sensitive area. There was swelling, redness, and it kept spreading and spreading and it was snowing and the snow was causing ice on the roads and we live on back roads so we weren't going anywhere. Finally on Thursday I decided that I couldn't take anymore because the pain was at an all time high- worse than a migraine headache bad. Worse than any surgery bad. I went to the ER and I had a Bartholin's gland that had abscessed and the infection had spread to the surrounding area. I have been having pressure there and a low grade fever for over the last week.
Women only have these, they are what lubricate the vagina and what they don't us is that they can become infected, abscessed, and that there are 3 kinds of cancers that women can get in this gland or around it. I had to have an incision made in this gland and have it drained. It was one of the most traumatic things I have ever had to go through as an adult. They have to clean out the area that they cut into and then pack the incision to draw the infection out of deeper tissue. If you have any pressure or pain there, don't ignore it. Keep an eye on it and talk to your gyno.