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Boils and!

(52 Posts)
emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 17:11:39

Ok, I have an urge to change my name for this but can't really be fudged so I'm just going grit my teeth and tell you where my boil is.

It's absolute bloody agony, about the size of a baked bean(!!), very red...actually verging on burgundy and it's...........deep my private hairy place!

Thankfully it's just at the top were the hair starts but my word, does it hurt.

We're going on holiday on saturday and I really want to get rid of it. I can't get my bikini line done either, too painful and embarrassing. It's not a pretty sight I can telll you

Doctors is full and TBH I just haven't got time before saturday.

What can I do to it?
Tried hot salty water to draw out but it's still as bad.
It's actually quite painful to walk!

Please help.

rummum Tue 02-Aug-05 17:20:58

Could this be a Bartholomew's cyst, or maybe a ingrowing hair that has become infected.... either way it sounds like you need it looked at...
good luck...

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 17:26:55

what's a bartholemew cyst?

rummum Tue 02-Aug-05 17:32:23

actually I think its called a Bartholin's cyst... my friend had one once.. will try to do a link...

rummum Tue 02-Aug-05 17:44:21

Hope this works

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rummum Tue 02-Aug-05 17:45:25

no sorry I'm crap at links...

moozoboozo Tue 02-Aug-05 17:46:29

Here you go

rummum Tue 02-Aug-05 17:55:40

no really... I am crap at links... it wasn't even the right page...
maybe now I have the spelling right.. you could do a search... Then let us know emmatmg if it sound like it could be it...

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 18:01:42

It's not a bartholins cyst. Wrong area.

It's at the top of my....errr.... hairy mary, about 1cm into it from my lower stomach. Literally where my stomach end and my hair starts.

rummum Tue 02-Aug-05 18:06:25

after all those links ... lol
hope someone else come along with more intimate knowledge...

Dr Rummum

charliecat Tue 02-Aug-05 18:07:45

Id stick a needle in it..

kcemum Tue 02-Aug-05 18:10:02

think really you neeed to see GP for antibiotics

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 18:10:16

charliecat, honestly the thought of that makes me want to weep.

Normally i would but it really is agony, a needle would make me hit the roof.

charliecat Tue 02-Aug-05 18:13:58

but it would go pop and feel better...i had one there that woke me up at 3am red hot and agony I popped it with a needle and it was fine after that.

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 18:15:39

God, if it stops it hurting then I might me tempted

charliecat Tue 02-Aug-05 18:16:31

i squeezed the outside of it hard to make that hurt more than the needle IIRC

Yorkiegirl Tue 02-Aug-05 18:18:16

Message withdrawn

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 18:22:04

Just phoned the doctor and explained what it looks like and how much it's hurting etc.

She said I have to come and see them because by the sound of it it definatley needs antibiotics.

Great. They always give me thrush!

charliecat Tue 02-Aug-05 19:00:04

Off you go it pops on the way

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 19:18:27

OH MY GOD!!!!!

I stuck a pin in it.

It was like a bloody volcano!

you said it would feel better but didn't mention the eruption.

it was great

edodgy Tue 02-Aug-05 19:45:00

I bet that was sooo satisfying. I hope its better now.

charliecat Tue 02-Aug-05 20:36:31

thought I might kill the thread if I mentioned puss or green bits

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 20:42:22

God, charlie....thats excatly what it was like.

pus and green bits.

It oozed for about 5 minutes


Sorry, if you're eating girls.

happymerryberries Tue 02-Aug-05 20:43:38

Great way to lose weight

emmatmg Tue 02-Aug-05 20:46:50


very very funny HMB.


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