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I KNOW what a saddle sore is!!!!!(4 posts)

I KNOW what a saddle sore is!!!!!tronracer
Apr 4, 2003 11:22 AM
I have had something the size of a marble embedded in my skin (where my thigh meets my butt.y'know the contact area of butt-to-saddle) since September. I have been to the doctor twice since then and all he gave me was antibiotics which didn't work. Not to mention how embarrassing it is... "hey doc, can you take a look at my ass?" I haven't ridden in over a month now, and nothing has changed.

At this point, I'm ready for a home medical procedure. Okay, I need an X-acto knife, some alcohol, and lots of tissues..and band-aids. Any wrenches out there know of a better solution?
Preparation H. Shrinks swelling! Or, it may need to be lanced.Spunout
Apr 4, 2003 11:31 AM
Uh, you'll have to ask Lance about that ;-)

If it is an infection, you may have follicle problems. Shave the area. Wash well. Disinfect, maybe Polysporin is a better topical treatment. Wash your shorts in Dettol to disinfect those too.
try a dermatologist (nm)bigdave
Apr 4, 2003 12:05 PM
nm
re: I KNOW what a saddle sore is!!!!!kevinmd
Apr 4, 2003 11:00 PM
Hi,

I really wouldn't try the home surgery method. It hurts like hell and you may cut something important or it could be something that you don't want to cut through.

Now, I think it is unlikely that you have an infectious bump (abscess or folliculitis) that has been around for six months. There are a bunch of different things this could be, and without seeing it, I would not be able to comment. Please don't post a picture :) A short list include a granuloma (chronic inflammatory tissue), lipoma, epidermal inclusion cyst, or a keloid. It could be something worse, but unlikely.

If you doctor doesn't know what to do with it, get a referral, or go see a dermatologist. You may need to have the thing biopsied, injected or just wacked out. So go see someone, then get your butt on the bike.

-- Kevin

This post is for information only, and does not constitute a physician-patient relationship. If unsure, do what your personal physician advises.