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when will the zit on my groin go away(47 posts)

when will the zit on my groin go awayishmael
Oct 5, 2001 7:56 AM
its in the crevice between my scrotum and leg at the far back...i was riding without shorts and got chaffed and then infected and now this thing, i think its called a cyst or something, has been here for atleast 2 weeks...i clean regularly now and clean my shorts too...anyone else have experience with this sort of thing..if you want to talk about your std we can do that too
Go to the doctor. nmMel Erickson
Oct 5, 2001 7:58 AM
yeah, could be a tumor.nm
Oct 5, 2001 8:01 AM
Oct 5, 2001 8:50 AM
Ganglian cyst maybe. Go to the doctor. A minor surgical procedure may have to be done. Those type of cysts are common.
It's not a gang cyst.Pack Meat
Oct 5, 2001 9:51 AM
Aren't these ganglianic cyst generally found on tendons? I can't see how it could be a gang cyst in the soft tissue area that was described. Wouldn't it also just appear as a painful lump below the skin?

Not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.
brain tumor maybe?Kristin
Oct 5, 2001 8:53 AM
juuuuuuuuust kidding.
Gross, but you had me seriously laughing.Bobke
Oct 5, 2001 8:07 AM
This site could use some more humor.

And not those dumb caveman cartoons!!
re: when will the zit on my groin go awayDINOSAUR
Oct 5, 2001 8:07 AM
Chances are it's just a boil that became infected. You need to see a Dr. He/she will probably zap it, clean it up and take a biopsy. If not treated it will get worse.
Its not a tuma..vanzutas
Oct 5, 2001 8:09 AM
chances are it is just a little saddle sore. I had some for a few weeks this year. it hurts like hell if you sit on it just right but I wouldn't worry about it.
I wouldn't worry umntil about 4 weeks. if it stops hurting then ignore it for a little while.
I know I should just say go to the doctor but I don't think we can go to the doctor about everything.

Yep, a SADDLE SOREjtolleson
Oct 7, 2001 10:59 AM
It is a classic saddle sore. Despite that folks sometimes use the phrase "Saddle Sore" to connote chafed or sore skin, a true saddle sore is just want you've described. Usually a pore or hair follicle in the nether regions that has gotten irritated, then infected, by cycling.

The bad news is that it was be very difficult to heal until you stay OFF the bike. You must wash, then rinse thoroughly (too much soap is a bad thing, and be sure no suds are left behind). Then keep it VERY dry, sleep commando, wear loose clothes/undies. Dry is your friend, as is lack of contact with any rubbing clothes.

I've heard of folks apply topical ointments with astringent qualities (such as zit cream) but I'm skeptical. Irritation (and chemicals) can lengthen healing. If a week of clean, dry, and off the bike doesn't significantly reduce the inflammation, then I'd say "Ditto" to the idea of seeing your doctor.
try thistlg
Oct 5, 2001 8:09 AM
Ben-Gay... it will take your mind off it.
Seriously, go to the doctorNot my real name
Oct 5, 2001 8:17 AM
I had what I thought was a zit on my thigh once. It turned out to be a Brown Recluse spider bite. Hurt like hell and I was embarrassed to go to the doctor. When I finally did it took me several months and surgery to heal. It was infected and had tunnelled under my flesh and resurfaced an inch away. I learned my lesson.
Back in the day....Pack Meat
Oct 5, 2001 8:30 AM
I used to get saddle sores frequently, if it feels hot and sensitive all the time you should see a doctor because it probably is infected. Or you could just sterilize a knife and lance it (not for the faint at heart). Clean up with an anti-infection agent like that bactine stuff. I remember this time I let one go and it finally popped while I was giving a presentation in a meeting. I could feel fluid running down my leg. That's when I got serious about saddle sore prevention. As soon as I'm done riding I get out of my stanky shorts and clean up the ol crotch area. I usually use either antibacterial soap or alcohol swabs if I can't shower right away. I stopped buying cheap shorts that bunched around my butt. And I always wear clean shorts even on days that I commute. On rare occasions I still get saddle sores but it's only when I'm riding a lot.

Happy lancing,
Oct 5, 2001 8:46 AM
Picture this:look271
Oct 5, 2001 5:49 PM
Knife, Scrotum. Bad. 'Nuff said.
Tea Tree oil - full stregth - 3x day. Get it at your localSpinchick
Oct 5, 2001 9:35 AM
health food store. Worth a shot.
warm compress, one week. ps: groin zit post, 230 views. nice. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 5, 2001 9:40 AM
Yeah, we're a pretty sick bunch ain't we? nmSpinchick
Oct 5, 2001 9:42 AM
Amputate below the neck!grzy
Oct 5, 2001 9:56 AM
Seriously, it's totally up to you. Consider using some chamois creme and only riding with clean shorts.
gag me with a spoonbianchi boy
Oct 5, 2001 10:03 AM
I wasn't gonna read this post. I really didn't want to. Something told me to just avoid it. And then spinchick got my curiosity up. Shoulda heeded my intuition.
ME??? What did I do?? Don't blame me for your morbidSpinchick
Oct 5, 2001 10:07 AM
curiousity, Buster! :-)
Just squeeze it and let us know what comes out...jaybird
Oct 5, 2001 10:12 AM
I see we are comfortably back home in the Gutter again.MB1
Oct 5, 2001 10:30 AM
That didn't take long.
Did we leave? nmSpinchick
Oct 5, 2001 10:34 AM
I tried that once, didn't work, just hurt like hell. nmvanzutas
Oct 5, 2001 10:47 AM
LOL Please, no more! nmMB1
Oct 5, 2001 11:00 AM
Try rubbing it and asking it questions.9WorCP
Oct 5, 2001 11:04 AM
It is obviously of a supernatural nature. Ye are most assuredly cursed. Try writng a post entirely in large caps and see if that helps.
double-LOL nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 5, 2001 11:09 AM
As soon as you shave the hair from your palms! (nm)grzy
Oct 5, 2001 11:12 AM
ever see Alien?Jack S
Oct 5, 2001 11:14 AM
when the monster pops out of that guy's chest? maybe that's what it is........
thankyou all for your invaluable sugestionsishmael
Oct 5, 2001 11:50 AM
ive decided to lance and extract anything in the area that looks funny to boiling the tool right now...i dont know how far to go in though..if only i had a third hand, its hard to work and hold the scrotum..while im here i was thinking of sewing in a chamois to aviod problems in the this a good idea
Help is at handMel Erickson
Oct 5, 2001 12:10 PM
Third hand tool available at:
BT-5=>Boil Terminator 5? (nm)mickey-mac
Oct 5, 2001 12:17 PM
butt tensioner? behind test-icycles? better (than) touching? nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 5, 2001 12:23 PM
Blastin' Taint? (nm)mickey-mac
Oct 5, 2001 12:57 PM
OMG I got the hiccups from laughing so hard!Spinchick
Oct 5, 2001 1:49 PM
You people are WHACKED! that's YOU on the bike in the photo caption contest....Greg Taylor
Oct 5, 2001 12:51 PM
obligatory groin-zit haikuJs Haiku Shop
Oct 5, 2001 1:19 PM
posted for five hours
five hundred eighty eight views
ishy's groin zit

boiling instrument
how far should he go with knife?
too far if taste blade

j-ku not doctor
only play one on weekends
or wife traveling :-)

grz states consensus
should ishy lop off own head?
or use warm compress?

9worcp worst
rub butt and wait for genie
or post in all caps

j-ku is grossed-out!
such, now talking third person
post-theo syndrome

ish, use alcohol
to clean butt, and keep it clean
otherwise, drink it

if true alien
must first blast self through airlock
then, time off the bike
obligatory groin-zit haikuGreg Taylor
Oct 5, 2001 1:27 PM
I never thought that I would live to see the concepts of "groin zit" and "haiku" appear in the same sentence. Wow. Ain't life grand!
or..."Lance" and "groin zit" on bike board. you're welcome. nmJs Haiku Shop
Oct 5, 2001 1:31 PM
obligatory haiku postcioccman
Oct 5, 2001 1:29 PM
cereally nowDog
Oct 5, 2001 2:36 PM
I mean seriously. I got one once. Stay off the bike until it heals, or it won't. Keep it clean. If infected, try some antibacterial ointment. If it goes too much longer, go to the doc. Stay off it, though.

Read about one guy who got them bad, so it did nothing but ride out of the saddle for a week. Not easy, but it's something.

you do know thatpeloton
Oct 5, 2001 4:54 PM
your girlfriend is going to accuse you of trying to give her the gift that keeps on giving. You've been warned.
real adviceWoof the dog
Oct 5, 2001 7:33 PM
I don't think it is really all that funny.

It depends on how deep it is in, basically. For some reason they take a while to go away in this area. Just think "razor blade" (no joke). If you think it is just below the skin surface, take a razor, clean it with rubbing alcohol or vodka, clean the area with the same stuff, make a small incision right on top, and pop it out. If nothing comes out, you gotta wait for it to ripen up a bit. Usually there is no blood, as the only thing you are trying to do is make a hole to take the puss out. Then it will heal real fast, just give it 2-3 days and thats it. If it is something out of reach of the razor though, you could try cortizone or go to a doctor. Besides, if you don't wash your shorts after every ride (like me, hehe), before you put them on again, wet a tissue in rubbing alcohol and go over the pad. I think that should do all those microbes a little hell. Let the pad dry out, put some vaselin or baby oil on your crotch and thats it.


Woof the dog.
what im really going to doishmael
Oct 5, 2001 7:46 PM
go to sleep and ride tomorrow...if it still hasnt gotten too bad ill ride the next day..and if it still hasnt gotten too bad ill ride again..and by then it will be really bad and then im going to try your advice
Bag balm or neosporineMick
Oct 6, 2001 5:46 AM
I may be too late with this suggestion but here goes.

I once had a genuine zit in the crotch and it was as unpleasant as this sounds when it popped. Ugh, I hate to even remember it. It left me with a monster saddle sore. I treated it with an anti-baterial ointment, neosporine and it cleared up in a couple of days.

Since then anytime a saddle sore even starts to appear, the neosporine goes on and the sore is gone within a day.

An old standby for saddle sores, by the way, is bag balm which is a gooey ointment often smeared into chamois. It's original purpose was to sooth the udders of cows but it works pretty well on human skin as well.
DO NOT apply Bag Balmjtolleson
Oct 7, 2001 11:02 AM
or any greasy ointment. Bacteria and moisture remain trapped. Bag balm is a preventative for applying to crotch or shorts before biking; NOT a treatment.

Neosporin is fine, but not too frequently. You want DRY, not damp.