Okay so.. I've posted on here once sharing my story. But now I have a question. I am almost 1 month post op via excision with primary closure. I use to workout 5 days a week for an hour. I did a lot of ab work on the floor and remember a strange bump back there. But then it would go away. Long story short, in October I went on a 2 hour 13 mile bike ride. Very very bumpy sweaty ride. Got an abscess. Got it lanced and the whole shabang. Now I'm here. Surgeon released me to exercise. Lifting and all. He only said keep pressure off.. So I'm automatically cutting out biking and crunches... I didn't like those anyway lol My incision was really small. Only 5 stitches. Nothing major. I feel great. Never had any post op pain. Never had any draining from my incision or anything. I really feel like the flare ups came from pressure on the area more than sweating. Because I love to wear and I only remember those hard lumps when I would do boat poses and crunches. And then that stupid bike ride. So my question is this... Do you think it's safe to workout more intensely 30 min a day for now? I have gained some weight simply by taking it easy since the lancing in October. I really didn't want to risk another flare up between the lancing and my surgery. So I just took the time off. When did you start back exercising normally? How big was your incision? Did you have stitches? And what do you think the cause of your flare ups are?