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    Alright, HELP ME!!!

    Chase...good for you!! [^] I suggest you post in the "I'M HEALED AND OUTTA HERE" forum so that others who are scared can read about your success!
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    Alright, HELP ME!!!

    Jogo your best bet is to just have it removed. Believe me, the surgery is FAR LESS painful than what it is you are experiencing now. As a matter of fact, I never even took any pain killers following my surgery other than plain ol' tylonol. I never needed anything stronger. And if you read...
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    Alright, HELP ME!!!

    If you find a general surgeon with experience with pilonidals you may have some luck. I went to a general surgeon....but she had a lot of experience with pilonidal cysts as well as other types of cysts. So not all general surgeons are bad news....you need to be sure that whatever surgeon you...
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    Alright, HELP ME!!!

    When you went to the ER what you had was a lancing...not a removal. And unfortunately lancings do not remove the cyst or its tracts. What you need to do is speak to a surgeon once the wound from your lancing has healed. Your chances are far greater than 50/50 of it coming back and giving...
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    home care post-op: nurses vs family

    My surgeon actually did it the first week...I used to go to her office once a day and she'd look at it and repack it. Then on week 2 my mom started taking over and my packing was changed 2-3 times per day. Good ol' mom!
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    Past, Anesthesia Procedures in 1998

    OMG marsp method of surgery with just a local?!?!?!?!?! Was your surgeon some sorta crack head?!?!?!?!? I'm guessing that the methods of anesthetic were the same in 98 as they are now...that was only 5 years ago.
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    Lisa is OUTTA the care unit (hopefully for good)

    Well, I had my partially open/partially closed surgery to remove my cyst and 4 sinus' on Feb 1st 2002. It has been 19 months since my surgery and thus far (thankfully), this surgery has been a success. It took 8 weeks for my wound to completely close up, I had to pack it for 5 weeks, and I was...
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    A simple Question

    Through the good and the bad of the pilonidal surgery, if you were to get a reccurance, would you have the surgery again??
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    Connecticut Surgeons

    I never heard of Dr Yavorik...but if you are unhappy with the job he has done, I really do suggest you see Dr Teresa Ponn of General Surgery Associates. She is a great surgeon. As a matter of fact, my aunt, who had numerous tumors in her colon referred me to her because she removed 18 inches...
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    Connecticut Surgeons

    New Haven/ Hamden Connecticut My surgeon was Dr Teresa Ponn of General Surgery Associates. She was a great surgeon and knew her stuff about pilonidals, after care, and all that good stuff. She also had a great bed side manner and always made sure that she explained EVERYTHING she was going to...
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    Connecticut Surgeons

    New Haven/ Hamden Connecticut Hi all! I am currently 10 months post op. My surgeon definitely knew her stuff, was very caring and compassionate, took the time to explain EVERYTHING to me, and was very thorough with her post op care. She has also removed 3 other cysts on me in other areas...
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    Where are you from?

    LOL User1 I think you are reading TOO much into the question lol. Anyhow, I am from North Haven, Connecticut. Ciao all! Lisa
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