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  1. 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...
  2. A

    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...
  3. D

    Exudate?

    Hey! It's been six weeks since operation... quite shallow and seems to be healing very well. I've noticed some exudate... it's slightly greenish turns almost transparent when wiped... just a greenish tinge. No smell. No pain. Just a little annoying... it's not heavy as in gushing out... but...
  4. K

    Packing Question

    I had closed excision done on January 18th, but upon going for a follow up two weeks later I found out that my stitches fell out and the top half of the wound was open. My surgeon instructed me to pack it, which seemed simple enough. My boyfriend is helping me do this, but I’m concerned...
  5. B

    Pilonidal cyst incision care question

    Hello, I'm new here and this is my first cyst. Of coarse I would get it at 29 weeks pregnant. I went in today bc the pain was unbearable! I had originally been prescribed antibiotics but they seemed pointless to take as my pain and swelling was getting worse and everything I've read said...
  6. S

    Do lancings need to be packed?

    Hello, I am a new user looking for some help. I went to the doctor today and she cut open the abscess and pushed and squeezed and gave me 6 numbing shots. It was very painful but not as much as I thought it would be. The doctor turned to the nurse and asked for packing. The nurse started...
  7. Dan Jobson

    Small Hole in newly healed wound

    Hey guys. I had flap surgery back in June 2017, which broke down shortly after and then eventually healed by Christmas. For the last few weeks a small hole has been appearing and disappearing regularly, with a minor off-white discharge - no odour, pain or blood. The hole is roughly 5mm deep...
  8. Z

    Recovery/Packing Questions

    I’m 18 and I had my first pilonidal cyst drained yesterday with packing put in. Now, my surgeon and nurse gave little to no information on recovery other than to remove packing in 24 hours, keep the wound clean, and take it easy for a while. I was suggested by the nurse to take a shower while...
  9. X

    Looking for basic info

    Ive had my pilonidal cyst drained 3 times now, and it comes back about a month later (despite packing, cleaning, etc.). So I figure I need surgery to get it removed, right? Problem is that they schedule those surgeries a long period in advance, which means it's about a month away. I see people...
  10. 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...
  11. E

    Sinus removed & left open. 9 months later Skin splitting, need advicee as loosing the will here.

    Hiya, I'm new to this site as only just found out it existed! Please excuse if I don't use the right terminology! This is my story and I wondered if anyone could shed some light as to if it is normal or what could be the cause of my now problem. Back in 2010 when I was 15 I had my first...
  12. F

    scar pain 6 months after surgery

    Hi, I've just signed up for this account so will give a bit of background info- I'm 20 years old and had a pilonidal sinus around 6 months ago when I was 19. It started with a little bump one morning, I figured I'd just been lying on my coccyx in a strange position and went on with my day. The...
  13. J

    Gauze Trapped Inside Wound

    I had a large abcess surgically cut open and packed with gauze. As it's been healing I change the packing and dressing everyday. After about 3 weeks I missed a day and let the packing sit in the wound for 48 hours. When I removed the dressing I could no longer see the gauze and it was completely...
  14. Arianwen92

    Still bleeding...

    I'm 24yr old female. I had the excision and primary closure on the 19/12/16, a few days later an infection was found. I was given antibiotics and some dressings and sent on my way. Over Christmas I didn't feel well and there was a lot of hemoserous fluid drainage... So much it would go...
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