open excision

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    Excision with open wound healing log Jan14,2019

    Today is January 14th 2019. I have had an itchy and sore tailbone for the last 5 years now. I also suffer from pelvic floor tightness. However, in June of 2018 i started to notice something was not right. My tailbone was more sore than usual and i had a lump so big that it pushed one gluteal...
  2. nomore

    Open wound, weird pain in the rectum

    Hello everyone, I had my 3rd pilonidal sinus surgery 5 weeks ago. This time, the surgeon decided to make a rather big cut which goes all the way down to my anus. The wound is about 7cm long and now is 2 cm deep. The healing went quite well for the first 4 weeks. It an open healing, and the...
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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...
  4. R

    Post-surgery/scar bleeding

    Hi guys, so 7 months ago I had an open excision and eventually healed normally. Over these past few months my scar has been itchy and tender, but today I've noticed some small drops of blood coming from the scar. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I'm hoping to get a GP appointment...
  5. G

    Muscle spasms after surgery, HELP

    I’m an 18 y/o male who’s in his sixth day after getting an open-wound pilonidal cyst surgery. I need urgent help. I’ve been getting these sudden spasms in my injury (tailbone area) since my gauze was packed for the first time. Today, those spasms are the worst because whenever I’m relaxed and...
  6. 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...
  7. X

    Open Excision Surgery Updates

    Hello! I'm 20yo from the UK and had my open excision surgery yesterday. I wanted to write a post with daily updates to really inform people what it's like. I think there are a lot of horror stories on here but I'm hoping mine will be a positive one! I came out of surgery lying on my back at...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. M

    Open excision healing advice please

    Hi, I had open excision surgery on 5th april this year, coming up to the three week mark and still having daily visits from the District Nurses. The first nurse who came out the day after my surgery measured my wound and said it was 6cm long, 5cm wide, and 3cm deep. No nurse has actually...
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