Hi I recently was diagnosed with PC. Thought it was nothing and continued my life as normal after the doctor pulled out some hairs from a pimple-like thing between my buttocks. Everything healed up fine after 3 days but then i got a new infection in the area one month later. No pain, just a large pimple that drains pus. This also healed after about 1 week. The local doctors (they can hardly spell "Pilonidal") tell me that it looks great and will probably heal up nicely. I now have two small half-pea-sized bumps under my skin near the midline. These are located approx. 3-4 cm below where the buttocks start 0,5cm to the left side from the midline. I can feel it when I walk but theres not much pain from the area otherwise. I also have two small sinus openings at the top of my buttocks. They dont drain. The local doctors say that I should not worry to much about them since some people are born with "holes" in the midline that are not active. After reading on this page Im utterly terrified.. I have serious problems even considering surgery but I cant live my otherwise active life with this flaring up every month. I dont know what to do, I´ve been seriously depressed the last three weeks. It feels like this has alraedy ruined my life (even though i realise im lucky not to have had any hard painful flareups).. no exercise (I train muay thai 3x week normally) and almost no sleep at night (worrying about surgery). Now, I wonder if any doctor in Sweden performs the bascom techniques mentioned here? These seem to be quite simple compared to the only surgeries offered at my closest hospital (called "Midline" and "Karydakis" -they are performing a study, you can choose which surgery you want, or they give you one randomly). I dont have an appointment with at doctor yet, but I see where this is going since noone seems to get rid of it otherwise..