pilonidal

  1. C

    Newly diagnosed, considering cleft lift with Dr Sternberg

    Hi. I'm new here. First of all, thanks to everyone for participating in this forum. It's invaluable to someone new to this pilonidal business... Secondly, I apologize if I ask a question that is addressed fully somewhere else. I tried to do a bit of digging on the forum, but I tend to get...
  2. S

    Student Looking for Pilonidal Surgery Advice- Post Incision and Drainage

    Hi all, This is my first post on this website and let me say, I am so grateful that I found this because it has already answered so many of my questions. Especially because, even though I am fairly new to all of this pilonidal stuff, it seems like there are many questions that do go unanswered...
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    What's this tiny dot thingy on my wound?! PLS REPLY ASAP!!

    I got an open excision 3 months ago and I am still healing but I just recently noticed a tiny dot above the wound itself. Is this anything to worry about? https://imgur.com/a/cUodD I also feel a lump on the surgical scar are which feels like a cyst but I've been told it's nothing unusual and I...
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    Almost done healing but there's bad news? :(

    Okay so I got an excision on 14th June and I just had my last packing done by the nurse. ( I live 5mins away from the hospital xD) it's been a helluva journey, really! Have had PC since I was 14 and now I am 20 so I pretty much kept it with me for 6 FRICKEN YEARS and I find it quite...
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    help!!

    Hi, about 3 days ago I noticed some discomfort at the top of my crack / bottom of tail bone and thought (hoped) it was a small tear or break in the skin I've suffered with before due to exercise, kept it clean and dry etc. I felt quite unwell then over the next 24 hrs felt hugely uncomfortable -...
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    Stem Cell grafts to treat post-surgical nerve damage

    I had my pilonidal cyst removed surgically in 2014, but after the wound healed the pain started getting worse instead of better. I went through a serious of medical professionals who couldn't figure out what was wrong with me until I landed with a doctor who figured out that it was...
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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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    Karydakis flap PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE

    So I've had a recurring pilonidal cyst for the last couple of years and I've had 2 operations already but it keeps coming back with a vengeance. I've been reccomded the karydakis flap operation, has anyone had this and can give me opinions please? I'm a 21 year old female and am really worried...
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    NHS once again causing problems

    So had my incision and drainage of a recurring pilonidal sinus. It was a wide incision left open to heal from the inside out. I was pretty much forced to have the operation by the NHS if I might add. It's now 5 weeks after the surgery and I've already failed college, almost at the point where...
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    Questions after a draining

    Hello, I'm new to the forum and wanted to share my situation and get some feedback from others who have been effected by this. I'll be using this thread to document my situation, as well as get any information that this community thinks I should have. I'm a 25 year old male, and for at least...
  11. C

    Need some consolation if anything...

    Hello All! I am new to the site but not the condition unfortunately! Wondering if anyone has had experience with the wound vac that has had a similar situation to mine, I will try to be as descriptive as possible.... I am a 21 yr old male, healthy, tall and skinny, no previous health issues...
  12. StarBright

    Looking for Advice and Knowledge (3 time sufferer + possible 4th)!

    I never thought I would find a forum like this but I guess there is something for everything! It makes me feel highly better in a way that I am not 'odd' or alone in this. I'm really looking for people to give me advice on certain things relating to Pilonidal Abscesses and what it is. Although...
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    US Marine at 8 months after surgery with an open wound still present

    To whom this may concern, Let me start off by saying thank you for taking time out of your day to give me advice on this situation. I'd like to also start off by saying that I'm still in Student Status awaiting to finish Infantry Training Battalion (ITB). I'm a 23 year old, male. Arrived at...
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    I need a second Pilonidal surgery...badly...I'm desperate and don't know what to do.

    Back Story: The year is 2008 and after numerous (mind-numbingly painful) attempts to drain a pilonidal cyst, I was told that I needed surgery. So I got one by Doctor Stites in Oregon, and after a month-long healing process, it was clear that it did not heal correctly. I was told that not much...
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    My story (Advice needed)!

    Hello,I'm a 15 years old girl from Greece and four days ago I had my first pilonidal cyst surgery. The cyst/symptoms appeared in early-December 2016.At first I thought it was the common back pain,but I was very concerned when I felt something under my skin in that area.In summary,I took some...
  16. Jeffry Don

    Pilonidal in Wichita Falls tx

    Hey everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster. I love the site and appreciate this forum. It really helped me out this past year. Here is my story and where I stand with this horrific issue. In approx 2001 I fell on my back and thought I bruised my tailbone. The pain felt like a bruise and...
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    Complete excision, no sew up. Ask me anything.

    After much research I opted for complete excision with no closure. I had pilonidal cyst for 15 years with no flare up until recently, hence the surgery. Ask me anything.
  18. Arianwen92

    Fed up

    12 weeks post op, gone from 3.5cm deep to 3cm deep. 5cm width to 4cm width. I know it's healing, but very slowly. I'm 24 years old female, it shocks me that it's taking so long... I'm a student nurse and I've seen 60 year olds who have healed faster than this... The nurses I see every day...
  19. Paininthea$$

    WTF this can't be real? -help

    Back story.... ok so I originally had closed incision surgery in October, after major issues with infection and a new lump (abscess/cyst?)appearing above the initial removal site I had a second surgery January 24 for wound debridement and removal of new pocket with an immediate wound vac (this...
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    Cleft Lift Stitches Bleeding

    Hey, all. I'm a 21 yo female and i had a cleft lift and pit removal 5 days ago. I have a JP drain in and at this point I'm barely draining any fluid which is a good sign as I'm to have the drain removed in two days. My incision is about 6 inches long, running from the very top of my butt crack...
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