pilonidal

  1. K

    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...
  2. N

    Cleft Lift

    I am very thankful to have found this forum! I have been dealing with pilonidal disease for 5 years. It first appeared in high school during my junior football season. Due to sports (football/baseball) I elected not to have the open excision surgery a local surgeon recommended. I have had ups...
  3. Breathe

    Cleft Lift by Dr. Bascom Recovery Log - FINALLY!

    Day 0 1/8/19 12:30pm Hello all, A little backstory...I’ve been dealing with pilonidal disease since I was 16 years old back in 2012. I had 2 surgeries done (both closed excision) and a wound vac put in place back then. After the wound vac I was basically all good. I was left with a tiny hole...
  4. P

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  5. R

    Cleft Lift Procedure - My Experience w/ Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg FY 2018

    I have had multiple appointments and meetings with Dr. Sternberg since 2014, when I was first diagnosed with pilonidal disease. The first time I met Dr. Sternberg was during my initial “flare up” on my pilonidal cyst. I had gone to the ER, which refused to drain an abscess they were unfamiliar...
  6. P

    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...
  7. Breathe

    On The Verge of the Cleft Lift....

    I could probably write a book about my past 6 years with this thing on my butt, but I'll try to keep this short. 6 years ago I noticed itching and a smell coming from my backside. Turns out it was a pilonidal cyst (betcha didn't see that coming). I had a closed incision surgery. Like most, this...
  8. J

    GIPS procedure in Seattle?

    Does anybody know if there is anyone in Seattle who has experience performing the GIPS procedure? I looked at the hall of fame and even both of the doctors listed who perform pit picking seem to be pediatric doctors. Do they even perform pit picking on adults? There doesn’t seem to be many...
  9. P

    Post Cleft Lift 23 day Report

    Hello everyone, I had my Cleft Lift procedure done May 10th, by Dr Reinhorn at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts. I do not see much on these forums regarding Dr. Reinhorn so figured I would share some information. I am a healthy male, 24, 5'11 185. -A little background I first...
  10. A

    Any advice for closed surgery after care

    I got my first pilonidal sinus 9 months ago and it always only leaked blood. I never felt any pain and the blood leaking from the sinus was like a cycle. One month there was leakage other month I was fine. Very rarely I felt uncomfortable sitting when it did happpen it lasted a few seconds. (I'm...
  11. J

    Need advice, thanks!

    So, I think my first PC (not diagnosed, but I think I have it) was about 2 years ago. It comes every year or so. So, I think I have one now, I had a really painful one two weeks ago. The only thing in common is that I was having sex on the floor (maybe the weight of my gf put a lot of pressure...
  12. M

    HELP! fluid discharge from pilonidal cyst

    Hello everyone, I have been diagnosed Pilonidal Cyst about 6 years ago, the problem (3d time in 6n years) is that it started 2 months ago, with discomfort and a bit pain, and started to drainage itself with fluid (no blood, no pus) from very tiny hole. SO, until today its draining and dot...
  13. X

    Quickly Recurring Pilonidal

    Hello everyone! I've been reading this site for a while and want to share my story. Any and all advice is appreciated! At the beginning of July, I started noticing a "weird feeling" at the top of my tailbone. Nothing crazy at first, but enough for me to mention it to my husband a few times...
  14. H

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. B

    Pilonidal cyst or broken tailbone?

    Last March I fell down on my butt on an icy road and I hurt my tailbone and it hurt during whole spring and summer. In July it was MRI'ed and they found a tailbone fracture. I still can't sit properly or lay on my back and the tailbone is swollen and it hurts a lot. I've got cortisone shots in...
  17. V

    Is it time for surgery? Sinus developed. Links to pics.

    So I had the holes for over 10 years. Not much pain, just moderate discomfort at times when they were inflamed. I had like 3 holes for a long time. Recently I noticed more pain and much more discharge in my underwear and sure enough it looks like a sinus had developed. Also, the 3 holes...
  18. N

    Recurrent pilo - 5 years after open excision - need advice

    I had a flare up last Saturday(18Nov17) and there is inflammation right under the scar tissue of my previous open wound excision which is to the left of my cleft and also inflammation right on the coccyx region. The pain and inflammation increased till Tuesday when I met a surgeon who suggested...
  19. B

    IS MY CASE RARE????

    Hi, so i will cut it short. I had a surgery this year 22 august after diagnosing a teeny tiny early pilonidal stage hole. It's been 3 months now and my tissues tear apart every time they are about to heal. 1st time. It was 0.4 cm and broke down to 2 cm 2nd time. It was less than 1 cm and now...
  20. S

    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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