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  1. L

    Healing after 1 year

    Hey everyone it’s been a year and everything looks good but I still get sharp pains and sometimes get very uncomfortable when suiting I was wondering if this is still normal after a year? Hope everyone has a great day!!
  2. N

    Healing Help

    Hello fellow pilonidal people I am reaching out to ask for advice and and maybe some answers if others have gone through similar things that I have. So I have had removal of the cyst 5 times between 2012 and now. My most recent one was in August of 2018. I have been operated by 3 different...
  3. A

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    Hello all I am a 19 year old otherwise healthy guy in the UK that has been suffering with a Pilonidal sinus since I was 14. Four months ago I decided enough was enough and decided to have surgery. I had a closed excision procedure done and had stitches removed after two weeks. Healing went well...
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    Wound is not healing, need advice please

    Hi, I am a 21 year old from Adelaide South Australia and had surgery for my pilonidal sinus last year (December 13th, 2018). My stitches popped open 2 weeks post surgery, and I have been getting the wound cleaned and packed daily since then. It has been an extremely long and frustrating 8...
  5. M

    Stitches Post-Surgery

    Hi everyone! I'm new here but I had just gotten my surgery on July 19th. I'm a pretty overweight female with PCOS (hormonal disorder which gives me more testosterone, which gives me hair in certain places, which is why I developed a cyst). The Dr. told me that she was going to do the packing...
  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. J

    Pilonidial cyst drainage healing

    I had my pilonidial cyst drained on the 13th of June. I don't have any pain from the area and no fever or anything, and the wound is closing up quite nicely, it pretty much is closed all the way. There is one thing that is bothering me though. The incision site is still very red, even though I...
  9. D

    Healing process

    Hey! Names Danny. 25 years old. From Ireland. Want to share my story and progress so far. This can be a scary, uncertain time for someone... especially when 'surgical removal' gets bandied around! Relax. It's not a big deal. You will survive. And thrive. If you want to. Firstly, my story. I...
  10. Livvyloo

    Healing advice.

    Hi, I had my first open wound surgery on 13/1/18 and it was around 4/5cm deep at its deepest point. Since then there has been pretty much no change in the wound size, it has began closing on the top (not completely) but hasn’t changed at all in the inside. It still bleeds excessively, leaks...
  11. S

    First Time Lancing

    Hi y'all! I'll give some background - if you're not interested, I'll list questions at the end. PLEASE help me out with them. I'm a 20 year old female. I first experienced discomfort in my tailbone area in November 2015 and believed it to be just a bruised tailbone. I felt a tiny bump at one...
  12. H

    Cleft lift problem

    Newbie here I had cleft lift surgery with Dr. Caplan on 1/11/18, no drain was placed as he said I didn’t need it. Fast forward 8 days and a small infection has brewed and opened the lower part of the incision. Placed on Bactrim and wet to dry dressing changes 2x/day and follow up in a week...
  13. W

    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...
  14. M

    Karydakis Questions - Dr. LP Cheah

    Hi all, Quick bit of background on myself. I first had a pilonidal cyst about four years ago. Had it done at the hospital as an open wound as it had gotten badly infected and ended up in emergency. I also back then at 19 had no idea really what I was dealing with. Anyway, took a few months of...
  15. C

    Post-Closed excision Canada

    Hi there all, new here. 29 year old female from Alberta, Canada. Have dealt with pilonidal cyst for over a decade. Lance & drain offset from midline in 2008ish before they knew what it was. This led to bad scar tissue which also continued to get infected along with the pilonidal cyst time after...
  16. B

    Healing: going through my post surgery process

    Hi, So this is my first time posting on this site. I am a 19-year-old girl who started having this problem a year ago, at first I thought it was just some hygienic problem I could deal with but soon it started bleeding when I used tissues too often at the tailbone and was even painful on weight...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. H

    Open Excision packing - Too much or not enough?

    I had my open excision surgery 4 weeks ago on June 1. Since then, I've had the entire month to focus on recovery. Twice daily packing after sitz baths (1 saline spray in the morning, 1 actual bath with epsom salts in the evening), eating 50-60g protein a day, and taking zinc and vitamin c. I...
  20. H

    Is a little pain post surgery normal?

    Hi everybody, I had my surgery on June 1. Since yesterday, I've been instructed to repack the wound once a day. Today after my shower I moistened the gauze with 0.9% sodium chloride solution (aka wound wash) and put it in my wound. I felt fine for a few hours, but now the whole area around the...
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