View Full Version : Painful cyst, had it drained . . .

05-09-2007, 01:37 PM
Let me just say OW! :eek: :eek: :eek: Warning, this may be TMI.

So I went on an easy ride Saturday morning, 24 miles, nothing out of the ordinary. About half way through I was having some pain in the crotch . . .I'd been meaning to make a saddle adjustment but kept forgetting. It hadn't been bothering me that much until this ride. At the turn around I made the adjustment to my saddle and the ride home was fine. I'll mention at this point I was wearing a tampon, and in retrospect I think the string may have been rubbing in the wrong place. The rest of Saturday I felt fine and thought nothing of it.

Sunday around midday I noticed I was getting sore and had some swelling. I figured maybe I'd rubbed too much and it would just go away. Monday the pain was worsening, but I couldn't see anything wrong other than the swelling. By the end of the day I could barely sit and decided I'd get into the doctor Tuesday. The pain kept waking me up that night and by Tuesday morning it had developed into a sharper pain in one spot. I got an appointment with the gyn PA, she took one look and was like "Oh, yep, there's a cyst". She went and got the doc because she wasn't sure what to do about it. They said they could drain it with a needle which would hurt, or I could wait a few days and hope it drained on its own. I opted for the draining since the pain was already constant no matter if I was sitting, standing, laying down. Holy crap did that hurt! I don't really know which names belong to which parts, but it wasn't near the vaginal opening, it was more up front, next to the clitoris. To have a needle poked in there and the doc squeezing on THE most sensitive part of my body . . . I was shaking from the pain for a while afterward, I just went home and rested, called in sick to work. Ow, ow, ow, ow . . . :(

Its feeling better today, but now I'm wondering when I can ride again. The doc just said whenever it feels better. My best friend's wedding is in the mountains this weekend, DH and I were planning to take the bikes and get a ride in. The weekend after that is a metric century in the mountains. The place where the cyst was isn't really where the saddle contacts since it was so far forward, but I think at this point it would still hurt to be on the bike. I searched through other posts on sores and cysts, but I didn't see anything like this, where it showed up all of a sudden and was drained right away. Anyone had anything similar? How long till you were back on the bike?

(I'm off to read the threads on the diva cup).

05-09-2007, 01:40 PM
why don't you just take your bike for a spin around the block?
as soon as you can do that, you are probably fine since it's not something you sit on.
what a story!

05-11-2007, 09:57 AM
Mimi, I did just that this morning. I actually was thinking I'd be up for it yesterday, but didn't have the time. This morning I rode up and down my street a few times, and that felt ok, so I ventured out further. Ended up doing 8 miles with no pain, just nervousness. So I think I'm good to go for my mountain ride tomorrow.