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    Almost a year post cleft lift and there is blood coming from the bottom of the incision

    Hi everyone, my name is Angela no I had Dr. Marc Brand do my cleft lift last July (almost a year ago now). I have gained about 8 pounds since then, and I have noticed today that there is discomfort and blood coming from the bottom of my incision. Has anyone else had this kind of issue this far...
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    3rd Surgery!!

    Hi everyone, thought I’d share a bit of info about my cysts and see if anyone has any tips for after care and their healing times etc. In May last year I had my first incision and drainage and it took until August time to heal then 2 weeks later I had another flare up and another incision and...
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    Three months post-op cleft lift blood?

    Hi everyone, I had a cleft lift with Dr. Brand in Chicago back in July. Everything went relatively well and I was able to go back to almost normal by September. I was sitting for extended periods of time for my classes, squatting once in a while at work, and walking to and from my classes...
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    Pit-Picking: Post-op recovery and exercise

    Hi all, I'm thinking of undergoing a Pit-picking procedure for my pilonidal cyst and was wondering what the recovery times have been for people who have undergone this surgery. Also, I'm an avid gym-goer/weightlifter and was wondering when I could resume my workouts (especially legs). Any...
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    Going to gym after pilonidal cyst surgery?

    Hey, I had a closed incision cysectomy a few weeks ago, in early July. I plan on avoiding the gym until I fully recover especially since classes start soon. I'm wondering if waiting until early September is enough time. I plan on avoiding lower body exercises and will only do arms, shoulders...
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    Seven years post op discomfort

    Hey all I had a pilonidal cyst surgery 7 years ago it’s healed properly and has been generally good. Although, some days the incision site hurts while I’m sitting. Is this normal? Some days are much worse then others and I’m constantly worried the cyst is coming back. Has anyone els experianced...
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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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    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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    Poll- how long did to wait to sit?

    Hey guys! Just wondering how long it took everyone to sit after cleft lift surgery? Also, how long did you wait to sleep on your back? Mind you, I’m having a small complication after my cleft lift (bottom opened due to fluid build up), so I’ve really only just started sitting at week 3...
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    Need help from anyone who have travelled to Oregon (Dr.Bascom) to get Cleft lift done

    Hello, I am from India and have been dealing with this dreaded thing called pilonidal cyst. I have had 2 surgeries in India (one open wound and one huge rotational flap) however, both have failed more or less. After surgeries I never had any infections but my wounds have failed to heal. As a...
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    Pilonidal Post Pit Picking Procedure

    Hello! I am new to this support alliance, but I've had pilonidal disease for about three years now. I am looking for some answers/advice about post-pit picking procedure - how long before I can sit comfortably again? I had my third pit-picking procedure done two days ago (more of an insurance...
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    Opinions? What to purchase before cleft lift surgery for comfort & prepared post op?

    Hello all! So after going to urgent care and having a pretty painful and infected reoccuring pilonidal cyst lanced, I was referred to a general surgeon since I last posted on this forum the beginning of December. I have to get a closed excision cleft lift surgery on the 2nd of January and was...
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    Modified Karydakis Success!

    I came to this site prior to my surgery a nervous wreck and found the information and the stories on here to be so so helpful. I wanted to give a little back! Six months post op and I just wanted to share some optimism that you don't need to suffer with a pilonidal forever! A little background...
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    Shaving post-op

    Hi guys, first post here but I'm eternally grateful for all the helpful things I've been reading over the past few months. I'm one week post-op from my open wound surgery. All in all it's been OK, I think I got in there fairly early so the wound isnt as huge as some I've seen (damn Google...)...
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