pilonidal cyst

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    How to avoid getting E.Coli ?

    Hi All, I had a closed surgery with stitiches with primary closure and I am 7 months post surgery.I had a minor wound breakdown which seems to have filled up well and is on the road to full closing up again. The sad part is that I have caught E.Coli which is ESBL and resistant to some...
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    Surgeon only removed my cyst, left the sinus tract behind?

    Hi everyone, I am in the Ontario Canada area and am 1 week post-op my. During my appointment last week, the doctor decided to perform an open excision on the spot of my cyst, which was small. His excision was only 1cm x 0.5cm big. He told me I was lucky that it was small, and that he would...
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    Periodically bleeding pilonidal sinus. Should I be worried about infection?

    Before I start, I do have anxiety and some occasional hypochondria. So I know that there's a high possibility I'm being irrational about this. Anyway, I first noticed some discharge from the area almost exactly four years ago. There was a lot of greenish fluid in addition to blood, so I went to...
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    2 Flare ups back to back. Considering cleft lift. Need advise

    Hi everyone. Need all the helpful advise i can get Early 2017 i started lifting and Squatting, riding my road bike 3 times a week and one day felt a bump near tailbone. For most part of 2017 i thought this was a tailbone injury. Recently i went to a dermatologist and found out its a pilonidal...
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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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    Primary closure with flap -Middle east

    Hi guys, Hope you are all doing well. I finally got operated 3 weeks back for pilonidal cyst and had a primary closure with a modified flap. The first week was horrible with the tube,to make it worse I was constipated which later eased off with laxative. Things got better from the second...
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    Please don't tell me this is what I think it is...

    What is this? the thing at the top left of my ass crack. It doesn't hurt at all but I'm afraid it could be a pilonidal, even tho it doesn't feel like it when I touch it. When I went to the doctor to treat something else he looked at it but didn't really say anything about it.
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    URGENT Pilonidal cyst healing after incision and drainage question

    Hi. So I had my pilonidial cyst drained on the 13th of June, and the wound has been healing quite nicely ever since, it's pretty much closed all the way. I have no pain, no fever, nothing of the sort, but I am worried about one thing. As I was changing the gauze the other day I touched the...
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    Pilonidial cyst healing after incision and drainage question

    Hi. So I had my pilonidial cyst drained on the 13th of June, and the wound has been healing quite nicely ever since, it's pretty much closed all the way. I have no pain, no fever, nothing of the sort, but I am worried about one thing. As I was changing the gauze the other day I touched the...
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    weird situation, pilonidal cyst turned into dark mole-like mark

    Hello, I'm new to this site, I just made an account because I need to share something that I haven't seen in any other place. I have or had a Pilonidal Cyst, I started developing it around 2015. I started feeling a pain in my tailbone, it felt like the same pain that you get when you grow a zit...
  11. worried92

    Is this a pilonidal cyst?

    A couple of years ago I've got a surgery for a pilonidal cyst. A few days ago (more or less a week now) I noticed this thing that seems to be a cyst. The first day I took a photo, the two black dots were not there. Moreover, it seems to be "on top" of a scar from the last surgery...
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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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    Lanced But Won't Drain

    Hi all, New to this forum and somewhat new to the cyst and I'm looking for answers. I had my first flare up in September and it was a bump on the left side of my tailbone but nothing came out of it and it went away on its own in about a week. Diagnosed by the doctor at my school's health...
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    Reoccurrence after cleft lift?!

    I had cleft lift surgery 2 years ago and have had no issues until now. There's 2 red lines, one on each side and a dull ache high in my tail bone. I don't feel a ball like cyst though so I'm not sure what's going on. My original scars are fine so it's almost like there's a new one coming in...
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    6 year old born with sacral dimple. Any ideas what this is?

    my son was born with sacral dimple. We had ultrasound when he was born and it was normal. Fast forward 6 years something started growing out of the crease. It's been 4 weeks and it's small but resembles a tiny piece of spaghetti. It's hard. No signs of infection but surgeon wants to remove. Is...
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    Almost 4 months posts surgery/not healed

    Hi all, I am a 22 year old male and I just had closed wound surgery in May, for one small pit I noticed in mid April. I went into the surgery thinking it would be fairly simple and the surgeon told me it would be a matter of 1 to 2 months for it to heal. Well, it will be 4 months later on...
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    HELP! Is this a pilonidal sinus? If so, how do I get rid of it?

    These appeared randomly the other day, I had quite a large bump before but I had read to put a certain solution on it, which I did and it drained on its own. Now the bump/cyst is gone, and I'm left with these?? How do I get rid of these? I feel so weird and self-conscious about them. I just want...
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    Need help, don't know if pilonidal cyst

    Hello everybody I'm new here and I'm glad this place exists as I have no idea what's going on with me, since I can't determine what is happening, maybe I can at least determine what is NOT happening. I have been on a Methadone Maintenance program for over 3 years, and it causes very bad...
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    Pilonidal Cyst Question

    I have had my cyst for a long time now, about a year, but it never bothered me enough to bring it up to anyone. (It stays as an open cyst for some reason, probably has the width of 3/4 of a dime and does not hurt when I sit down but does when I apply direct pressure to that area, such as...
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