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Aged old saddle sore subject - but what type of sore?

I have scoured the web for references and images related to saddle sores and they all refer to pimples. However, my sores are not like that. Mine feel like they are banana shaped. Either under the point where my scrotum and groin meet or just behind that point, under my censored . They feel solid to the touch and occur after 90 minutes or so in the saddle. It takes a few days of no cycling for them to go away, but then they come back again when I go back out.

Do others have these type of sores? I have invested in good bib shorts quality shorts (LeCol and Assos) and even made sure they were not too loose so that the insert stays where it should be (BTW why do we refer to chamois still?).

I know others say to get the saddle checked and a bike fit, but in the current climate these are not possible yet.

Have any of you any other ideas? At the moment I am limited to just going out twice a week which is frustrating in the summer.

Thanks

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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,774
    Is this possibly a cyst that keeps filling up when irritated. I would be tempted to get it seen by a doctor.
  • womackwomack Posts: 458
    Could they be Chalfont St. Giles?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,608
    I suggest you go and see your doctor
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,608
    webboo said:

    Is this possibly a cyst that keeps filling up when irritated. I would be tempted to get it seen by a doctor.

    i wouldn't just be tempted, I really really would go and see your doctor
  • Munsford0Munsford0 Posts: 38
    First lockdown when the weather was nice I really upped my time on the bike and ended up with a painful lump under my left sitbone. Google self-diagnosis led me to possible Ischial bursitis. Took quite a long time off the bike and lots of ibuprofen to resolve it properly.
  • cookeeemonstercookeeemonster Posts: 1,990
    edited 20 July
    Try dropping your saddle if you can’t get a bike fit anytime soon. I’ve had sores from putting it too high myself
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