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I need guidance in how to recover from a bruised buttocks

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I need guidance in how to recover from a bruised buttocks contracted by a stationary bike. I'm 78 and have been using the bike for over a year, but recently my rear has started aching when I pedal. I thought it was because my seat it too hard so I bought a recumbent bike today. It can barely stay with it for the 20 minute ride which is my usual one. I don't want to damage myself any more, but I'm hoping you might tell me an exercise that might toughen me up more gradually.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No because I have an appointment next week that has been scheduled for a long time.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: About 10 years ago I fell off of a bench while I was at an entertainment show. At the time it really hurt, but I got over it.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Recently during the last couple of weeks. I'm worried because I have COPD (which my doctor knows about), and when I neglect to ride my bike I seem to be more vulnerable to respiratory infections.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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