People usually use the Internet for medical information when they are having negative experiences. Think about it -- when you feel healthy, you really don't fixate on your health as much. Consequently, when reading through the personal stories and discussion boards on this site, you may find yourself reading a disproportionate amount of people's complications or problems with their Pilonidals. Please, keep in mind while using these resources that nearly 75,000 people in the United States have Pilonidal Disease, and of the thousands of these operations performed every year, less than 10% develop complications - the rest of the surgical operations and subsequent healing go quite smoothly.
Share Your Story
The sharing of stories is a significant part of a community. Through our shared experiences, we grow knowledge and help each other feel less alone when going through a medical problem.
In this section of the website, we allow guests to share their story of Pilonidals. You aren't alone.
*NOTE* This is a story board, questions will not be answered. If you have questions please go to the Discussion Board Forums.
Older stories 2000-2010 can be read here: Stories Archives