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  1. A

    Did I make the right choice??

    So I'm gonna so the typical " tell your story " thing, but first a little about me. I'm a 23 year old female who walks alot and has a job where I stand and walk quite a bit.. any way the story... About two weeks ago it had snowed and I fell down every step of my porch on to the concrete. During...
  2. S

    Seeing drainage, no pain yet. [Infectious History]

    Hi all, First time poster, long time lurker. Had my first experience with PC last year. Long story short, had a little itch/pain in the cleft area about a day before I left abroad for 10 days. Thought nothing of it. Pain didn’t go, got worse. Mustered courage to look at what was going on, saw...
  3. K

    This is my 6th recurrence in 4 years....idk what to do.

    I was 20 when I got my first pilonidal cyst. I remember one day starting to feel pain at the very top of my butt crack. I literally typed in, pain at top of butt crack and starting reading through all the articles. I found one that talked about a pilonidal cyst. All the symptoms lined up with...
  4. S

    Is my experience common?

    Hi everyone, I’m amazed to have found this place. This website has helped me understand this problem much better and I’m thankful for all the insight it’s provided. I’m a 25 y/o girl from Australia. For years (probably 10) I had tiny flare ups maybe once a year with my cyst. I had no idea what...
  5. C

    Never had - cyst or pilo? Please anyone help

    Hi, I am a 27 year old female. About a month ago I started to exercise to lose weight and running 2 miles about 3/4 days a week and floor exercises (in the garage) but used a yoga mat plus ab mat after discovering the yoga mat was not enough cushion due to concrete floors. A couple weeks or so...
  6. B

    What would be the best and safe choice ?

    Hi I am a 17 year old male who has had a pilonidal cyst for about 2 years now. I’d say it’s about the size of a dime from what I can feel and hasn’t got much bigger or painful that I can tell. Although I feel two separate bumps. I went about a month ago to my doctor to get it checked out and...
  7. limeonicat

    Cyst flare-up finally coming to a head

    Hey all, I've been a long time lurker on these forums. Every time I have a flare up, I always go back here. I finally decided to make an account because there's not much I could lose from posting about this to others who can relate :p. For some background info: I'm 18 years old and I've had...
  8. L

    Help needed, could I possibly have a Pilonidial Cyst?

    I’m worried I might have a pilondial cyst, 2 days ago I noticed my tailbone hurting and didn’t know why. I then discovered a very small lump on the left side of my tailbone. You can’t see anything when looking at it, but if I push hard I can feel it. I’m not in excruciating pain but it is...
  9. B

    Pilonidal before joining Military

    I know this is probably a shot in the dark, but I was wondering if anyone has had any issues with pilonidal cysts and the military? My cyst was lanced two weeks ago and I'm feeling great. However, I was originally supposed to ship off to military training beginning of Feb. This has changed...
  10. A

    Tips to ease inflammation and pain? (And a history of my cyst...)

    Hi there. I just recently joined these forums after coming across the website while researching topics about polinidal cysts. If you all don’t mind, I’ll give a quick background to my whole issue. (If you are not interested, feel free to skip through it). I am currently only 17 years old. I’ve...
  11. Gym Rat

    Pilonidal Excision (open) for a Gym Rat

    Hello everybody! This is my first post! I’ll dive right in to the details from when I first noticed my cyst to now, 10 days after my surgery! If you’re only interested in my surgery and healing process, I’ll break this text into two sections and you can read the second one. Pre-Surgery: I am...
  12. B

    Pilonidal cyst or broken tailbone?

    Last March I fell down on my butt on an icy road and I hurt my tailbone and it hurt during whole spring and summer. In July it was MRI'ed and they found a tailbone fracture. I still can't sit properly or lay on my back and the tailbone is swollen and it hurts a lot. I've got cortisone shots in...
  13. V

    Is it time for surgery? Sinus developed. Links to pics.

    So I had the holes for over 10 years. Not much pain, just moderate discomfort at times when they were inflamed. I had like 3 holes for a long time. Recently I noticed more pain and much more discharge in my underwear and sure enough it looks like a sinus had developed. Also, the 3 holes...
  14. R

    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...
  15. X

    Looking for basic info

    Ive had my pilonidal cyst drained 3 times now, and it comes back about a month later (despite packing, cleaning, etc.). So I figure I need surgery to get it removed, right? Problem is that they schedule those surgeries a long period in advance, which means it's about a month away. I see people...
  16. C

    Question regarding a leaky cyst

    Last month noticed a little discomfort when I sat down certain ways - flash foreword to this Tuesday and sitting down was very painful. The area around my tailbone was very inflamed and there was a little lump. I went to the ER and they did an ultrasound on my butt basically to see where all...
  17. S

    Almost done healing but there's bad news? :(

    Okay so I got an excision on 14th June and I just had my last packing done by the nurse. ( I live 5mins away from the hospital xD) it's been a helluva journey, really! Have had PC since I was 14 and now I am 20 so I pretty much kept it with me for 6 FRICKEN YEARS and I find it quite...
  18. T

    Pilonidal cyst, 1 mo. into healing, bleeding?

    I got surgery a little over a month ago, started out as a closed wound, but it opened so now I've been packing the wound for about 2 weeks now. The first week, we weren't packing it deep enough at home, but this week, we've been packing it much deeper and it seems to be healing better. My...
  19. T

    Post surgery.. healing question

    I noticed I had a pilondial cyst in the very end of May and got it drained at a dermatologist a few days later. Then, everything was fine, I had no pain, but then I noticed that it was still coming back. So I went to a surgeon and he surgically removed the rest of it in the end of June. It has...
  20. E

    Need help with eye cyst, please! ):

    So I've been using this site for a while, never made an account. Now I need yours help, I have a cyst on upper eye lid, it's red - so it's infected. I tried to put warm compression for a while, but it just kept getting bigger. I went to the docs, they referred me to the hospital. It took a long...
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