Would it be too off-topic to ask Kristi how her Barth's gland clog got resolved?
I'm still struggling with mine, about to try something a little drastic... I'd love to hear about your experience, if you don't mind, Kristi?
When mine flared up for the first time, my backup OB went and jabbed at the abcess with a scalpel to drain out all of the blood and pus, then put in a little tube thing to encourage it to keep draining. The very poorly-designed drain popped out that night, so the hole healed over, creating a thick scar where there was once a tiny opening. (Bartholins glands make fluid that helps with vag. lubrication) Naturally it's become a recurring problem, since it's a body part meant to create and drain fluid, and there is no way for it to drain naturally.
ANYWAY- I'm sharing all of this in case that's what's going on for you, new mama, (Congratulations!!!) because my acupuncturist says that if I had seen her before I let the OB create all of this scar tissue, she may have been able to help get the gland to drain through its original, natural duct. (without me having to remove my pants, either, by the way...) So I wanted to put in a word: if you can, try soaking in sitz baths, and/or seeing an acupuncturist before you see a surgeon!
I do hope this isn't what yours is! Though it seems to be something that often comes up for the first time when a woman is pregnant- all the extra blood flow/congestion in the pelvic area...