Does an abscess bursting help the cyst AT ALL???

#1
I have had the cyst for 6 1/2 years, but just found out what it was about a week ago after developing a rather painful abscess. I have had flare ups about twice a year since the beginning, but they were uncomfortable at the most and never painful and would always go away within a few days, a week at the most. I am curious as to whether after the first abscess and subsequent burst have your flareups gotten worse, better, or basically remain the same as before the abscess?
 
#2
In my opinion in it does burst the pressure has gone so you feel a sigh of relief from all that excruciating pain. It can also help as all that fluid has come out its better out than in and the surgeon can take a look inside.
 
#3
I first noticed my flare ups about 3 years ago when I would occasionally get pain in my tailbone area. It felt like I bruised it, but after a week or two it would go away. Then I abscessed in April 2010 and had to have an emergency lancing. The hot pads, sitz baths, and oregano oil were not bring it to a head or helping it release the infection. Once I had the lancing my flare ups haven't been very bad at all.

I'm not sure what it was, but in June 2010-August 2010, I kept getting sinus openings every other week. My summer job is really active and I'm always on my feet. I work outdoors in the heat, so I sweat quite a bit.

I've only had one bad flare up where sitting became uncomfortable and my lancing site swelled up. It finally ended up *"bursting" after I went to the bathroom. (*Not that it actually "burst" open in an explosion or anything. :rolleyes:) My mom had to press out the rest of the infection after I cleaned up the blood for the initial discovery.

Other than that, my flare-ups are very mild (some discomfort and/or aching sensations) and they only occasionally result in sinuses nowadays. :)

~Calen

P.S. Every time I get a sinus it opens up on my lancing scar since it's the weakest patch of skin. That's been a lifesaver! XD