Skenitis (infection of the Skene’s glands)

The Skene’s glands (female prostate glands and ducts) can become infected and inflamed, resulting in Skenitis. 

Skene's Gland Diagram

Symptoms of skenitis

  • A suspected urinary tract infection that is not cured by antibiotics
  • Urethral or urethral-vaginal septum pain
  • Local tenderness to touch (tight clothing, tampon use, touch, sex)
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Pus that can be expressed out by squeezing the urethra
  • Red, inflamed mass at the Skene’s gland site

Treatment for skenitis

Skenitis is usually treated medically with a long dose of strong antibiotics – 4-6 weeks is typical. Antibiotic doses must reach the glands to be effective, which takes time. Other measures to help heal are warm, moist compresses and sitz baths. In severe Skenitis, surgery may be considered as an option.

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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)