incision and drainage

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    Post Incision and Drainage (I&D first time)

    So I’m about 10 days in after having a pilonidal abscess drained. Surgeon left the wound open with instructions to unpack, clean, and repack with iodoform gauze at least once per day. My father is assisting with the re-packing of the open wound. I had my follow up appointment today 10 days since...
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    Just had my second surgery - My story

    Hey everyone, I've read the forum for awhile but finally thought I should join the community and make a post. Maybe someone can read my story and relate - or at least just hear another take on experiencing this condition. Here's my story: Part 1: My first cyst experience In mid-2016, I began...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Student Looking for Pilonidal Surgery Advice- Post Incision and Drainage

    Hi all, This is my first post on this website and let me say, I am so grateful that I found this because it has already answered so many of my questions. Especially because, even though I am fairly new to all of this pilonidal stuff, it seems like there are many questions that do go unanswered...
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    Incision and Drainage Aftercare Questions

    Hello! First off I'd like to say that finding this forum was a god send once I found out what I had. I definitely get more potential answers from here than from the doctors. Here's a little back story to my pilonidal: One day out of the blue I discovered sharp pain in my tailbone after I tried...
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    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...
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