@Tonster Hello, I had question for you. I don't remember if you said you had surgery or had a lance excised. I read a lot on here. So It'll 14 days on Sunday from the time where my cyst burst on its own. I can still feel a little bump, like a hard pea, but it's not really tender or anything and I don't remember feeling this after my first experience. My question is whether or not you've ever had the entire cyst(?) taken out and whether or not you thought this made a difference. The whole lancing, and doctors not wanting to drain or excise when it seems infected seems like a waste of time, money, and aggravation to me. I think my bigger issue is having those pilonidal sinus tracts but I've gone about being extra careful in making sure that area stays clean and clear. The butt cleft lift surgery seems like a possibility but I really can't undergo such a procedure right now. I was thinking about laser hair removal in that area but I don't think it's covered by my insurance without proper justification. I haven't really looked into the pit picking procedure yet. Your thoughts? Appreciate it.