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    Normal for pilonidal abscess to continue drainage after lancing?

    Last Wednesday I went to the ER as I was experiencing debilitating pain in my tailbone. The ER doctor had a look and immediately began squeezing the spot. Puss and then blood began to ooze our. He diagnosed it as a pilonidal abscess. He said the opening was too small for him to complete the...
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    Did my doctor do me wrong?

    I had a cyst abscess before, about 2 years ago. Went to my physician and some doctor in training lanced it for me. During this, she showed her nurse the hair that caused it. I asked her to remove it and she said she can't do that. I now have another one. I didn't know it was possible to remove...
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    Anyone else suffer from UTI &/or kidney infection(elevated WBC in urine) during or after lance?

    Has anyone else suffered a UTI and/or kidney infection during or after pilonidal cyst was lanced, that was caused from the infection itself and not antibiotics? I figured I would give an update since I finally decided to go to urgent care to have the abscess looked at and lanced. It was infact...
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    Pilondial? Its Mean, Swollen, Debris, Red & PAINFUL! Help w/ Input Pls!

    Forgive me for such graphic disgusting photos!...as well as such a long post. https://ibb.co/h4RT8R https://ibb.co/kQ9bv6 https://ibb.co/k1U9F6 https://ibb.co/dTGZhm I posted on another forum on this site earlier. I was hesitant posting pics. Then became curious what the picture threads were...
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    In Need Of HELP!! Suggestions? Pilonidal??

    First off, hello and thank you so much in advance for any information and/or guidance to help. I apologize if I am not posting in the correct place as well. I want to know if this sounds like a classic case of pilondial abscess or if it could possibly be something else.... Ok so let me start...
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    Wound packing on knee help

    so I’m new to this forum, I have been having the hardest time finding any information about wound packing FAQs, what’s normal, what’s to be expected, etc. I had a septic MRSA infection in my leg and had it surgically removed at my knee. I have a 3cm by 4cm wound that’s 5cm deep that I’m packing...
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    Polinidal newbie, lots of questions!

    First off, I am so glad I found this forum. I have gotten many answers, some of which have eased my mind and lowered my anxiety, surprisingly. Here my story so far... about a year ago I discovered a very small bump dead center at the beginning of my anal cleft? Butt crack? Guess I have some...
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    Karydakis flap PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE

    So I've had a recurring pilonidal cyst for the last couple of years and I've had 2 operations already but it keeps coming back with a vengeance. I've been reccomded the karydakis flap operation, has anyone had this and can give me opinions please? I'm a 21 year old female and am really worried...
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    My first pilonidal cyst, I'm so scared.

    Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone that contributes on this forum. Here is my situation: Three days ago I went to my doctor because I had swelling on my buttocks in the shape of a horseshoe surrounding my crack (please excuse my poor understanding of anatomy). My doctor told me...
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