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Nothing I have ever had before is as PAINFUL as this but DH does think it is amusing.....

(67 Posts)
Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:35:49

I have a spot at the top of my bum which is more of a lump under the skin (so nothing to pop! sad)

It is at the base of my spine and the top of my bum crack (TMI I know but I cannot describe it any better blush)

It is soooo excruciatingly painful that it woke me up at 1am and I had to go and lie on the sofa and watch TV.

I can feel it as a lump and it feels as big as Mount Vesuvius but nothing can be done. I have put cream on it but I am really in agony and was all day yesterday too.

Just wanted to share my agony with you. smile

SlartyBartFast Sun 21-Sep-08 11:36:44

ouch,
have you put sudocream on it.

Buda Sun 21-Sep-08 11:36:58

ooh - be careful - could be an in-growing hair. I knew someone years ago who had that and she ended up having a few ops to get rid of it.

frumpygrumpy Sun 21-Sep-08 11:37:51

Go to the doctor. It needs attention or it will get worse.

masalachameleon Sun 21-Sep-08 11:37:54

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ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 21-Sep-08 11:38:24

Could it be an in-growing hair? Keep an eye on it as they can turn nasty. It's quite a common place to get them.

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:38:24

Oooh no to Sudocream - would that help?

How do I know if it is an ingrowing hair?

frumpygrumpy Sun 21-Sep-08 11:38:44

My cousin had this op. He was off work for ages. You must go now and avoid it getting worse.

herbietea Sun 21-Sep-08 11:38:53

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Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:40:10

I can't go now!

But if it carries on I will have to go tomorrow!

LackaDAISYcal Sun 21-Sep-08 11:40:51

sounds like a cyst or something. Get yourself along to the docs asap as if it's painful it generally means some sort of infection.

Renaissancewoman Sun 21-Sep-08 11:41:08

You need to get it checked out. My dh and sister have had this. It was something to do with the hair folding back over the hair folicle and it getting infected and very painful requiring surgery. What they had is commonly known, apparantly, as 'trucker's bum'!!

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:41:57

Thanks everyone! Am a bit shock now!

and Truckers Bum doesnt sound very elegant!!

LazyLinePainterJane Sun 21-Sep-08 11:43:17

DH had this, had an operation to remove it, there is still a chance it will come back. Has been a nightmare!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 21-Sep-08 11:43:19

Can you feel anything a bit cyst like under the skin? My guess is it's an in-growing hair. See your GP tomorrow, don't leave it to get any worse.

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:45:31

On Friday night the 'area' felt a bit like a bruise.

On Saturday I could feel a small lump but it does feel bigger today.

Am going to put Sudocreme on it now.

compo Sun 21-Sep-08 11:46:28

oh yes my sister and dh had this too!
Can't remember the name of it but both had to go to hospital to get it removed
It invloved a district nurse coming round to pack it with gauze afterwards
Was very pinful
damn, wish I knew what it was called
really hope it isn't what you have

SlartyBartFast Sun 21-Sep-08 11:47:22

would it be a pilonidal sinus?

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:47:25

oh bloody hell! shock

DS is having his tonsils out on Friday so I have to be OK for that!

Is there any chance it could just be a spot??

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:48:06

pilonidal sinus???? shock

Am I about to keel over? I dare not google it!

<<Faints>>

compo Sun 21-Sep-08 11:48:32

is it at the base of your spine
apparently everyone has some sort of gap there and for some this gap gets infected

piratecat Sun 21-Sep-08 11:49:04

i have heardo fthis before it could be a

cyst

www.emedicinehealth.com/pilonidal_cyst/article_em.htm

SlartyBartFast Sun 21-Sep-08 11:49:21

well it might not be smile
but try an antiseptic cream for starters

compo Sun 21-Sep-08 11:50:02

it really really might not be that though, pease don't panic, and definitely don't google!

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:50:34

no way am I looking at the link.

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