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    Limberg flap or karydakis

    Hi people, I'm due to have Limberg flap or Karydakis done on the NHS in 6 days time. They said they want to do the Limberg but if I've got infection on the day then it will have to be Karydakis, anyone know why this is? I've had two basic surgerys for it before but these two seem a little...
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    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...
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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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    Abscess surgery on the NHS (my experience)

    Hi everyone, I thought I’d share my experience, especially since it was my first ever operation. Some background info (or skip to paragraph 3 for the op talk): my first abscess developed roughly 2 years ago when I was 17 and I only experience pain sitting down. After a course of antibiotics (I...
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    I just don’t know, can you help?

    hello everyone, I’m in a bit of a pickle regarding my sinus that I had operated on last Thursday (1 week ago). My surgeon explained he had 3 options as to what he’d do but wouldn’t know which he’d do until he got in there. I wake up and he’s gone home as I was the last of the evening list so I...
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    NHS once again causing problems

    So had my incision and drainage of a recurring pilonidal sinus. It was a wide incision left open to heal from the inside out. I was pretty much forced to have the operation by the NHS if I might add. It's now 5 weeks after the surgery and I've already failed college, almost at the point where...
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    My Pilonidal Story-I'm healed!

    Bit of background; I am a 20 year old female in Edinburgh. My pilonidal sinus reared it's ugly just before my 3rd year of university which led to a rather stressful/limited university life. At the very end of August I had a pain in my tailbone region, after surgery, daily dressing changes and...
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