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  1. 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...
  2. P

    How to avoid getting E.Coli ?

    Hi All, I had a closed surgery with stitiches with primary closure and I am 7 months post surgery.I had a minor wound breakdown which seems to have filled up well and is on the road to full closing up again. The sad part is that I have caught E.Coli which is ESBL and resistant to some...
  3. B

    Cleft lift/inefection nerves and questions.

    Hi fellow pilo sufferers. I commend you for your resilience and pain tolerance. Short back story. I’ve had 3 abscesses- first, two years ago during finals week in college. Second, a little less than 2 months ago. Third, currently. I am 26, female, not hairy, very active, thin and I work on...
  4. P

    Periodically bleeding pilonidal sinus. Should I be worried about infection?

    Before I start, I do have anxiety and some occasional hypochondria. So I know that there's a high possibility I'm being irrational about this. Anyway, I first noticed some discharge from the area almost exactly four years ago. There was a lot of greenish fluid in addition to blood, so I went to...
  5. J

    To everyone who get terrified when reading stories here!

    First of all, I'm Juan from Colombia, 19y/o male. I've had pilonidal cysts for 3 years now, and before I had like 1 flare-up per year, now, I've had 3 flare-ups in the course of 4 months. So, I decided to search for info online before going to my doctor (and, as I've learned here, I shouldn't go...
  6. K

    HELP! Parents forcing me to get surgery abroad

    I am a 21 year old college student studying abroad in Italy this summer. Last week I began to develop a cyst. I went to doctor on Saturday, she gave me antibiotics and painkillers. On Monday I went back as I wasn’t feeling any better. He said it wasn’t mature enough and to come back Tuesday. I...
  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. D

    Weird healin

    Hello, I'm a man, 24 years old now. I had a pilonidal cyst abces in 2015, I had a surgery and I've been left open. In about 2 weeks I healed up completly, after healing doctor said that I need a final surgery where they cut out the entire zone and closed me (this surgery took about 40 -50 min)...
  9. 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...
  10. A

    Bleeding after stitches removed

    It's been over 2 weeks since I've had a closed excision and 3 days since I've gotten my stitches removed. My doctor said that some bleeding may occur and that it is normal, but didn't say when the bleeding should stop. It's bleeding constantly and I'm worried its infected or something.
  11. Emmaaa

    please help... I'm at a dead end

    hello, so im an 19 year old female who's now had one of these for 4 years. I've had 10 operations and this thing won't heal. I've had infections after infections (currently got one now) and it gets to a certain stage and then stops healing and becomes a track, it always happened no matter what...
  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. 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. C

    Signs of infection

    Hi guys, As I wait for a second opinion on cleft lift surgery from Dr Sternberg, I'm still planning to go ahead with a bit of travel in December. I'm pretty anxious and I'm questioning whether or not I'm making the situation worse for myself. As far as I can tell, I've never had a major...
  15. B

    IS MY CASE RARE????

    Hi, so i will cut it short. I had a surgery this year 22 august after diagnosing a teeny tiny early pilonidal stage hole. It's been 3 months now and my tissues tear apart every time they are about to heal. 1st time. It was 0.4 cm and broke down to 2 cm 2nd time. It was less than 1 cm and now...
  16. S

    Can Pilonidal infection spread to other part of the body?

    I had surgery 11 yrs back. It never was completely healed. Till few yrs back it was tiny pus now and than. Last few yrs it’s been blood and pus. Since Last yr I have been having infections in othe part of body. Docs are not able dyiagnose the particular issue. It’s near pelvic areas. Did anyone...
  17. 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...
  18. A

    My closed incision experiment

    hi, I am a 20 years old guy and my pilonrial cyst journey started this march. One day I woke up and felt a little bumb near the tail bone... pain, sweeilling etc. My mom told me that she was expecting it to happen to me because I was born with a little small hole at the buttom of the tail...
  19. O

    Vac therapy complications

    Hi everyone, wanted your advice on some complications after my second pilonidal excision (open wound treated with VAC therapy). It was a pretty sizeable wound, nearly 12*10*6 cm deep. I had the operation nearly a month ago, and have seen healing on the sides of the wound. The wound has...
  20. A

    Possible Reoccurance????

    Hi, my boyfriend had his pilonidal cyst removed on March 15/17. The cyst was probably eight years old before this. He had the surgery type where they excise the whole thing and close to completely back up. No packing inside, no drainage tubes or anything like that. I've been the one cleaning...
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