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    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...
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    My experience

    Hello, I wouldn't usually post my story like this, but felt like I needed to after all the comfort I received on this site. So I'm a 21 year old female, currently studying medicine. I got my first pilonidal in April 2018. It was only moderately painful, more annoying than anything. I ended up...
  3. 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...
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    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...
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    Packing removal two days after emergency lancing?

    Hi everyone, I’m new here and I have been dealing with my first cyst since about Monday. It started off just sore, but from last Tuesday to Saturday it swelled to about the size of a tennis ball and the pain was awful. We did schedule a cleft lift consultation with Dr. Marc Brand but that isn’t...
  6. R

    Did my doctor do me wrong?

    I had a cyst abscess before, about 2 years ago. Went to my physician and some doctor in training lanced it for me. During this, she showed her nurse the hair that caused it. I asked her to remove it and she said she can't do that. I now have another one. I didn't know it was possible to remove...
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    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...
  8. S

    Too Soon for Further Treatment??

    I’ve had five pilonidal cysts since December. The first three went away on their own. Fourth one reached pain levels of 10, I could not walk, I could not even last until my appointment with my surgeon and instead went to the ER at 1am. A couple days ago #5 popped up so I went in to nip it in the...
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    Cleft lift after lancing x2

    Hi everyone, I have been suffering with PS for about 3 years and a half now. I have taken over 10 courses of antibiotics to help flare-ups. I had my first lancing in November 2016 where I had to have emergency surgery. After my first lancing, I went 8 months without any problems. I then...
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    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...
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    Doctors won't do anything?

    My poli cyst has flared up three times now, they just keep giving me antibiotics. The second time it happened my doctor told me to go to the emergency room if the pain is still the same tomorrow, I went but there was a six hour minimum wait time and it's excruciating to sit up in a chair for ten...
  12. K

    My first pilonidal cyst, I'm so scared.

    Firstly, I would like to say thank you to everyone that contributes on this forum. Here is my situation: Three days ago I went to my doctor because I had swelling on my buttocks in the shape of a horseshoe surrounding my crack (please excuse my poor understanding of anatomy). My doctor told me...
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    Looking for place to get lanced Chicago

    Third flare up, And I need my second lancing. I am looking into cleft lift in august. Can someone help me find a decent place in Chicago to get a lancing that won't cut me open like a watermelon? I have very low pain tolerance. An urgent care or ER that you could reccomend? I'm desperate and...
  14. K

    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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