So... looking through the threads, and seen a bunch of "which saddle is least painful" threads... but not exactly what I'm looking for.
My problem is:
(**warning ** a bit graphic, but I'd rather be direct...)
I've been getting swelling on one side of my labia, from cycling. Really painful.
It's been going on about 2 years, and getting worse and worse... The swelling now doesn't even go away when I'm not riding-- it is still very noticeable, and I haven't been riding for 4 months!
(Even though it hasn't gone away, I'm 100% sure it's from cycling because it gets a lot worse when I do ride...)
Since this has started, I've tried different solutions-- but nothing has worked yet:
-got a new seat (slightly better-- ie painful after 90 minutes, instead of 40)
-got my bike re-fit twice (better, not perfect)
-tried different types of shorts...
-seen 3 gynecologists. (Only one of whom has ever seen a problem like this-- in wheelchair users. He said that in that case, surgery was a solution-- but in my case surgery is likely not a solution because I would continue to re-injure the area...
We've also ruled out causes other than cycling...)
My question is:
Has anyone else ever had this problem? And if so, did you find a solution?!
Any help would be very much appreciated...