Hello. I found this site after googling it, felt like it might be a good place to talk. My pilonidal sinus appeared in late 2013 just as I started my first job from Uni. I went to my dr and was given antibiotics, however it would flare up every few months, bleed and drain. Eventually I was referred on the nhs. I met my consultant in June 2014 and he determined surgery. I really didn't like this man as he was quite rude, abrupt and very firm with his handling of the tender region. Anyway I had my surgery Dec 14 and I had incision with primary closure, stitches came out and then the wound reopened and then a tract developed and I had two holes with a skin bridge between. Then the packing began, very painful, nothing was happening so I went through my employer on private insurance to a different hospital, the consultant is much nicer and seems to appreciate it is frustrating. He opened the skin bridge as he felt that the pushing was causing distress. Fast forward the wound started to improve until around July, since then it stagnated with a sizeable opening that just never healed, the consultant recommended not to pack at this point, I followed the instructions, minimal improvement, he determined that it seemed to be a mechanical issue with the way my anatomy is. He said reperforming surgery would be best, I had this done on the 1st Feb 2016. My stitches came out this Tuesday just gone, no pain, no swelling, everything seemed fine. Yesterday afternoon there was some discharge, a small hole has appeared just like before. This hole has now gotten slightly bigger and is towards the base of the wound. Anyhow I went back to the hospital yesterday as soon as it occurred, I saw the oncall doctor who squeezed out the fluid and then gave me antibiotics. I cannot see my consultant until friday as he is on holiday. However I just dont know what to do now, I did everything I was told. I am 24 years old and I have had an opening for 14 months now with no end in sight. I feel like my life is taken away as I cannot exercise or go anywhere without fear of it discharging or bleeding. I know there are so many worse things a person can have but this is so frustrating.