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  1. B

    First Timer - Seeking Advice and Opinions

    Hey All - I’m a 26 year old male who has had two pits for the better part of 10 years. It wasn’t until recently ( I was too embarrassed to tell/ask anyone) that I figured out what the two holes were. Saw a colorectal surgeon and he basically said my pits are so big they drain on they own (one...
  2. 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...
  3. Gym Rat

    Pilonidal Excision (open) for a Gym Rat

    Hello everybody! This is my first post! I’ll dive right in to the details from when I first noticed my cyst to now, 10 days after my surgery! If you’re only interested in my surgery and healing process, I’ll break this text into two sections and you can read the second one. Pre-Surgery: I am...
  4. C

    Need some consolation if anything...

    Hello All! I am new to the site but not the condition unfortunately! Wondering if anyone has had experience with the wound vac that has had a similar situation to mine, I will try to be as descriptive as possible.... I am a 21 yr old male, healthy, tall and skinny, no previous health issues...
  5. Arianwen92

    Pain management

    I'm 4 weeks post op- originally closed, but due to infection it's now open and packed every day. I'm finding the pain is increasing each day, now querying another infection. The pain is unbareable!! I'm taking co-codamol 8/500 at the moment, 2 every 4 hours, has been working up until now and...
  6. A

    Please help, one month after?

    Hello. Around the beginning of October, I noticed that it was hard to sit, walk, and lay down due to an intense pain in my upper crack area. Never had I ever had any issue with that area before. I think it was triggered by landing on my butt too many times in my club sport? I felt a medium-sized...
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