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Is a hard painful lump around the pelvic area a symptom of cyst?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: my partner is a cyclist, about 2 weeks ago are large boil like bump appeared around the sit bone area, he went to our gp who gave him antroquoril. the lump has become very hard and is stopping him from riding. if he does ride it makes him feel sick. could this be a cyst? it's very hard and capsule like beneath a layer of skin
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems like an infected cyst

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed the Image.

I can see a swelling with a redness. Could be an infected Sebaceous cyst Or Pilonidal Cyst

I would like to know that is it painful? warm to touch? does he have fever?

I would suggest an Oral antibiotic e.g Amoxicillin Or Cephaelxin, thrice daily, for a week along with an Oral antiinflammatory e.g Ibuprofen, twice daily, to take care of pain, swelling and inflammation.

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (15 minutes later)
thanks for your quick reply. no fever, it's no hotter than any other part, it has been painful but not currently so, however it's a little tender when pushed on.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Oral antibiotic and oral pain killer

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

The area is definitely infected and I therefore suggest a course of an Oral antibiotic to take care of infection, pain and swelling, at least for a week or 10 days.
In addition he may take an oral antiinflammatory e.g ibuprofen, twice daily, for a few days for symptomatic relief from pain.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is a hard painful lump around the pelvic area a symptom of cyst?

Brief Answer: Seems like an infected cyst Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed the Image. I can see a swelling with a redness. Could be an infected Sebaceous cyst Or Pilonidal Cyst I would like to know that is it painful? warm to touch? does he have fever? I would suggest an Oral antibiotic e.g Amoxicillin Or Cephaelxin, thrice daily, for a week along with an Oral antiinflammatory e.g Ibuprofen, twice daily, to take care of pain, swelling and inflammation. Regards