Blood Filled Boils
8 years post op DS - so darned healthy my life insurance gave me a partial refund on my premium!
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
I'm not sure how they ended up going away. I think mine were from my legs rubbing together and the heat. They were on my inner thighs. Sorry I don't have an answer for you. I do understand the frustration and pain though. I did put drawing salve on them to help bring them out more quickly and that helped. It's brown and thick and smells horrible though.
on 7/31/12 4:36 pm
before my ds, i used to get boils. most times they festered and grew inside my vagina. extremely painful. once i had to have one lanced at the gyn's office. the blood and puss drained from it for over 10 mins. i could hardly walk into the dr's office, so lancing it was actually relief. so gross.
dr's told me it was a bacteria thing and ran in cycles. i too have always worn cotton panties.
hope you get some relief.
Noreen HW 352 / SW 324 / CW 162/ LW/ 148 / GW 150 (achieved Aug 14 '11)
on 7/31/12 5:34 pm
The hidradenitis suppurativa lesions I have had are where skin rubs together, specifically between my thighs. The lesions almost look black. I can't smash them like I could do a boil. I can take a needle and lance them and they are full of blood. Then they dry out but often leave a blackish mark behind. It almost looks like I have dark stretch marks between the old lesions and I think they are called tunnels with this disease.
I don't have them that often but when I have them, it is usually more than one lesion at a time. I normally get them when I'm traveling and I walk a lot and my legs rub together a bunch. I make sure I put thick lotion or a "glide" between my legs to lessen the friction. I also think they are related to having low iron. Make sure your iron and ferritin are good.
As always, thanks to everyone for their advice and support.... I still get so much out of reading here! Mary C