pilonidal sinus

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    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...
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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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    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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    Wound is not healing, need advice please

    Hi, I am a 21 year old from Adelaide South Australia and had surgery for my pilonidal sinus last year (December 13th, 2018). My stitches popped open 2 weeks post surgery, and I have been getting the wound cleaned and packed daily since then. It has been an extremely long and frustrating 8...
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    Doc suggested to use Betadine to glue pilonidal sinus

    My baby has pilonidal sinus with a lot of hair in dimple and outside. Doc suggested to use Betadine to 'glue together' skin inside. Also she said Betadine should remove ( burn out) hair inside. There is some poop in the bottom of the dimple that almost impossible to clean. Is it safe to use...
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    Diagnosed with Pilonidal Cyst 2018

    Hello all beautiful people out there, I am a PhD Researcher residing in Italy these days and recently i.e. on 6th January 2018, I was diagnosed with this cyst. The history is that it all started in the end of 2017 when i felt pain in my Tail Bone area and i thought that it looks to be an issue...
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    Pilonidal Sinus Endoscopic Treatment

    Hi, I recently had a pilonidal sinus surgery which was on the 16th November 2017. It was done via endoscopy. I have read online it can take 2-3 weeks for it to heal and the recurrence rate is very small. However I am facing some problems, I have been to my local GP and having the dressing...
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    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...
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    Pilonidal sinus, 5th time in 4 years, teenager.

    Hi, I'm a 19 year old female. 4 years ago i had my first Pilonidal sinus surgery. It was performed with the open technique where they removed the whole part and left it open with months of recovery. I used to go to the hospital every single for 3 months until it healed completely so the healing...
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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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    Open Excision Surgery Updates

    Hello! I'm 20yo from the UK and had my open excision surgery yesterday. I wanted to write a post with daily updates to really inform people what it's like. I think there are a lot of horror stories on here but I'm hoping mine will be a positive one! I came out of surgery lying on my back at...
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    6 weeks into healing, quite large hole on top of the wound. I think it's back already...

    Got my pilonidal sinus removed 6 weeks ago. pre-op i didn't have a lump or pain, just wanted to get it gone ASAP before it gets worse. It looks like the surgery made it worse... i don't know what to do and i am in shock. Wound was closed with stitches and healed niceley ( the hole is on the top...
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    Vac therapy complications

    Hi everyone, wanted your advice on some complications after my second pilonidal excision (open wound treated with VAC therapy). It was a pretty sizeable wound, nearly 12*10*6 cm deep. I had the operation nearly a month ago, and have seen healing on the sides of the wound. The wound has...
  15. 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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    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...
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