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    Did I make the right choice??

    So I'm gonna so the typical " tell your story " thing, but first a little about me. I'm a 23 year old female who walks alot and has a job where I stand and walk quite a bit.. any way the story... About two weeks ago it had snowed and I fell down every step of my porch on to the concrete. During...
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    Anything Helps

    Hi all....about two weeks ago I noticed some tailbone pain, nothing too bad but it did sometimes wake me up in the middle of the night. I do work out regularly but it did not seem to hurt when I worked out or did much of anything I just noticed a constant throbbing. I told my mom and she said...
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    This is my 6th recurrence in 4 years....idk what to do.

    I was 20 when I got my first pilonidal cyst. I remember one day starting to feel pain at the very top of my butt crack. I literally typed in, pain at top of butt crack and starting reading through all the articles. I found one that talked about a pilonidal cyst. All the symptoms lined up with...
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    Tear in scar.

    Hi all, to give a little back story; I've had reccurent pilonidal sinus for the past 4 years and so far have had 5 ops to remove the sinus/cysts. 4 of these were left open to heal and the other was closed with stitches. I've been backwards and forwards to the doctors and hospital for the past 4...
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    Pain

    I had the surgery last Monday 10/15/18, under general anesthesia. I am in awful pain, have been since the moment I woke up from anesthesia. They prescribed tramadol for three days and now seem reluctant to give me anything at all. Tylenol and ice packs were thier suggestion. I am in shock that...
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    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...
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    Cleft Lift with Dr. Brand Recovery Log (6/16/18)

    Day 6 I had my cleft lift done by Dr. Brand this past Monday (July 16th), and I really wanted to write a recovery log so I could let you all know how I’m recovering and answer any questions you may have about cleft lifts and recovery! I had my first follow up with Dr. Brand on Friday (July...
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    Post cleft lift recovery with Dr. Marc Brand

    Hi everyone! I just had my cleft lift done yesterday morning by Dr. Brand in Chicago, and I wanted to post here to ask for advice and let you all know how it’s going. My biggest concern is my first bowel movement. Even before I had my original cyst landed in the emergency room, it was painful...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    My Story

    Hello my name is Mike and I am 25 living in NYC. I have always had a weird pain in my tailbone but after a day it would go away. I am a hairy guy and average weight, currently changed my lifestyle to keto 9 months ago. October of 2017 I had a bad pain in my tailbone region, I couldn't figure out...
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    Give me your thoughts from personal experience or professional expertise, thank you.

    I would like the thoughts of people that have been through this or have dealt with this professionally. Thank you. I’m a 17 yr old male. So, on Friday, May 18, I felt this pain in my tailbone that I’d experienced before in my life once or twice and usually went away the next day. It was hurting...
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    Debating surgery... Help!!?

    I’m finally completely fed up with my polinidal cyst. I am planning on calling a surgeon soon and booking an appointment to discuss my options regarding the cyst. From what I understand there are multiple ways to deal with the cyst, such as just draining it and packing it, to full on removing...
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    discharged but still in pain!!!

    HEY so this is my second bad pilonidal cyst, and last time (3 years ago!) the lump just discharged itself and I pretty much got on with life. This time, I've been housebound for about 5 days (and going crazy) and about two days ago it started discharging, and was still going last night. Woke up...
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    Cleft Lift Surgery Experience

    Hello all, I wanted to post a thread about my experience with the cleft lift pilonidal surgery. I have come to this website for answers about my problems for a couple months now and it has helped more than any other website or doctor. Now that I am about to have surgery, I'd like to document my...
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    Will I feel better when stitches are out?

    I had my cyst drained in November with the wound left opened. After two months of healing I had the sinus surgery on Friday, March 16th. The surgeon said it there was a lot more than expected and had to go down to the bone. The pain has been excruciating and they ended up prescribing me 3 types...
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    First Time Lancing

    Hi y'all! I'll give some background - if you're not interested, I'll list questions at the end. PLEASE help me out with them. I'm a 20 year old female. I first experienced discomfort in my tailbone area in November 2015 and believed it to be just a bruised tailbone. I felt a tiny bump at one...
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    Tips to ease inflammation and pain? (And a history of my cyst...)

    Hi there. I just recently joined these forums after coming across the website while researching topics about polinidal cysts. If you all don’t mind, I’ll give a quick background to my whole issue. (If you are not interested, feel free to skip through it). I am currently only 17 years old. I’ve...
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    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...
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