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Swollen area on the butt cheek post a long bike ride, pains on sitting or touching. Remedy?

My husband has an area of swelling , a bump perhaps, under the skin, on his buttcheek, Right where it meets the leg. It s not all visible to the eye, no open sore, no redness or any discoloration. He can t tell if it feels like a cyst or muscle swelling. It started after his last long bike ride about a week ago. It is really bothering him, hurts to sit and touch.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description, it seems your husband might developed bursitis (ischial bursitis) due to constant irritation of bursa.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. It might get aspirated and send for routine and microscopic examination under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile You can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily).

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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