open wound

  1. M

    Anxious Over Cleft Lift

    So am based in Canada and there are no cleft lift surgeons here. I have been dealing with an open wound since my last wide excision which was July 2018. I'm beyond frustrated at this point and don't know what to do, all docs want to keep cutting me apart. I thought of going to Dr. Immerman or...
  2. B

    Wound has closed & healed still painful

    Hi, I had my operation in November 2017 and it was an open wound, The wound closed in mid 2018, however now I am feeling some pain from the area. I did as the nurses told me to; remove all the hairs and keep the area clean. I am constantly trimming the hairs down and showering every day...
  3. C

    Open wound surgery with vac seal

    Hi everybody! So I figured I would post a thread about a vacuum seal healed open wound surgery for second incidence, since I struggled to find information when I was headed to my second surgery. First, I had a closed surgery sealed with stitches in February 2018. The wound was closed and...
  4. KatieMarie

    Closed excision nightmare

    Hi there! My name is Katie. I am 25 years old and work as a surgical ICU nurse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My nightmare began in March of this year. I developed my pilonidal abscess and had it drained in the ER. It was a traumatically painful experience. About 6 days after I had it drained, two...
  5. P

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  6. B

    Pilonidal Sinus - Fully healed still some pain

    I had my operation back in November 2017 and It was an open wound. I was told it will take a while for me to heal and it was a horrible experience. Every few days I was in the nurses office having my dressings changed and It felt really embarrassing. So after all this time I am fully healed...
  7. A

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    Hello all I am a 19 year old otherwise healthy guy in the UK that has been suffering with a Pilonidal sinus since I was 14. Four months ago I decided enough was enough and decided to have surgery. I had a closed excision procedure done and had stitches removed after two weeks. Healing went well...
  8. Breathe

    On The Verge of the Cleft Lift....

    I could probably write a book about my past 6 years with this thing on my butt, but I'll try to keep this short. 6 years ago I noticed itching and a smell coming from my backside. Turns out it was a pilonidal cyst (betcha didn't see that coming). I had a closed incision surgery. Like most, this...
  9. S

    Cleft lift incision opened

    I’m a 16 year old girl I had surgery March 13th and had the cleft lift procedure after having 2 cysts and getting them lanced before, after my surgery I was in woundare twice a week until June my wound finally closed. And now August 1st for about a week I’ve been getting drainage and my wound...
  10. 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...
  11. D

    How painful is open wound recovery?

    My name is Dani and I’m having the surgery on Monday. My pain tolerance is very low and I’m extremely scared about the pain. In fact, I graduated high school yesterday and I’m going to college abroad in 2 months and I couldn’t care less about those things because I’ve been depressed due to the...
  12. L

    I'm so tired of it coming back, but I'm scared. What do I do? (Long)

    Hi. As I'm typing this I'm laying on my side on the couch, feeling a good amount of pressure and pain from the same spot as usual. The stupid thing came back again. I've had it come back maybe 4-6 times, maybe even a time or two more, since I was 17. I'm 22 now. I've only had it lanced, every...
  13. Livvyloo

    Healing advice.

    Hi, I had my first open wound surgery on 13/1/18 and it was around 4/5cm deep at its deepest point. Since then there has been pretty much no change in the wound size, it has began closing on the top (not completely) but hasn’t changed at all in the inside. It still bleeds excessively, leaks...
  14. R

    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...
  15. R

    Sleeping on (bandaged) open wound?

    Hi everyone, so roughly 10 days ago I had surgery on an abscess and I now have a open wound. Like most people's, it's packed with gauze and needs to be changed daily. Today, one nurse told me that sleeping on it, (or generally just applying pressure to it), would help pack the gauze into the...
  16. B

    Pilonidal Sinus Operation Tomorrow!! Very Nervous

    Hi All, Tomorrow is my first pilonidal operation, I have a pilonidal sinus. I went to my GP complaining of discharge and once he had a look over I was diagnosed with a pilonidal sinus. I was told the only way to have this removed is through surgery, ever since then I have been very nervous...
  17. Farhan

    Recent Surgery with open wound - No Medical Assistance available

    Hi folks, I have recently joined this forum and seeking for some guidance with your experiences as a doctor or a patient. Before I go in details, please note I work in UAE (Abu Dhabi) and had my surgery in Pakistan (Lahore). As after pilonidal surgery, its difficult to drive for a few days, so...
  18. P

    Shaving post-op

    Hi guys, first post here but I'm eternally grateful for all the helpful things I've been reading over the past few months. I'm one week post-op from my open wound surgery. All in all it's been OK, I think I got in there fairly early so the wound isnt as huge as some I've seen (damn Google...)...
  19. A

    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...
  20. Peter Moulding

    Pilonidal Sinus - Wide Excision - Healing by Secondary Intention - Post Op Diary!

    Hi guys, like most of you here I'm writing my experience down so that someone might see it and take away some info or feel better about something - because I know how difficult it can be living with Pilonidal Sinus. Pre op: So, I noticed I had PS about four years ago. At first, it was blood on...
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