drainage

  1. A

    HELP!! Should I take the wick out?

    Hi everyone! I got my cyst lanced on Saturday. This is my second cyst. The first time I had my cyst lanced, it was lightly packed with gauze. This time, they put a strip in it to act as a "wick" to drain the fluid. I've gotten it changed twice now but i don't want to have to keep going to the...
  2. M

    A bit of comic relief from the pain....

    Hello everyone, I have been fortunate enough to be blessed with a pilonidal cyst which only occasionally wants to appear and stab be in the back. I was also blessed with a strange coping mechanism in which I can laugh at something that brought me quite possibly the worst pain of my life...
  3. A

    Post cleft lift recovery with Dr. Marc Brand

    Hi everyone! I just had my cleft lift done yesterday morning by Dr. Brand in Chicago, and I wanted to post here to ask for advice and let you all know how it’s going. My biggest concern is my first bowel movement. Even before I had my original cyst landed in the emergency room, it was painful...
  4. J

    Post-Lancing Wound Closure/Draining

    Hi, New here but I've read most of the threads I could find on this but still have some specific quick questions. I had a somewhat small pilo that only drained a little clear liquid bi-monthly for the last 10 years. Last week it must have gotten infected and was draining a lot of yellow pus via...
  5. A

    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...
  6. J

    URGENT Pilonidal cyst healing after incision and drainage question

    Hi. So I had my pilonidial cyst drained on the 13th of June, and the wound has been healing quite nicely ever since, it's pretty much closed all the way. I have no pain, no fever, nothing of the sort, but I am worried about one thing. As I was changing the gauze the other day I touched the...
  7. J

    Pilonidial cyst healing after incision and drainage question

    Hi. So I had my pilonidial cyst drained on the 13th of June, and the wound has been healing quite nicely ever since, it's pretty much closed all the way. I have no pain, no fever, nothing of the sort, but I am worried about one thing. As I was changing the gauze the other day I touched the...
  8. B

    New member, second reoccuring infection!

    Hello all, I'm new here so I'll give some info about past medical history and my experience with PSD. I am a 19 year old female and had my first pilonidal abscess when I was 18. I had no idea what it was but I remember feeling nauseous, not eating, having night sweats/low grade fever along with...
  9. B

    Pilonidal cyst incision care question

    Hello, I'm new here and this is my first cyst. Of coarse I would get it at 29 weeks pregnant. I went in today bc the pain was unbearable! I had originally been prescribed antibiotics but they seemed pointless to take as my pain and swelling was getting worse and everything I've read said...
  10. H

    Diagnosed with Pilonidal Cyst 2018

    Hello all beautiful people out there, I am a PhD Researcher residing in Italy these days and recently i.e. on 6th January 2018, I was diagnosed with this cyst. The history is that it all started in the end of 2017 when i felt pain in my Tail Bone area and i thought that it looks to be an issue...
  11. Dan Jobson

    Small Hole in newly healed wound

    Hey guys. I had flap surgery back in June 2017, which broke down shortly after and then eventually healed by Christmas. For the last few weeks a small hole has been appearing and disappearing regularly, with a minor off-white discharge - no odour, pain or blood. The hole is roughly 5mm deep...
  12. Dan Jobson

    Small Hole in newly healed wound

    Hey guys. I had flap surgery back in June 2017, which broke down shortly after and then eventually healed by Christmas. For the last few weeks a small hole has been appearing and disappearing regularly, with a minor off-white discharge - no odour, pain or blood. The hole is roughly 5mm deep...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. W

    First Time (psyching myself out?)

    Hi everyone! About a week ago I had some minor pain in what I assumed was my tailbone. I figured it would feel better on its own, so I took OTC naproxen, went to bed, and for most of the next day it was still mild. On the third day, I woke up in so much pain, and I kept taking the naproxen, but...
  16. A

    first timer- just some questions and concerns

    well, about two days ago i had my own cyst drained in the ER and packed with shoelike string material- forgot what it was called hAH but yeah that happened, it all went fairly well compared to some things ive read :'D and i got my antibiotic pills and pain medication. as expected, i needed to...
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