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    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...
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    Debating surgery... Help!!?

    I’m finally completely fed up with my polinidal cyst. I am planning on calling a surgeon soon and booking an appointment to discuss my options regarding the cyst. From what I understand there are multiple ways to deal with the cyst, such as just draining it and packing it, to full on removing...
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    Cleft Lift Surgery Experience

    Hello all, I wanted to post a thread about my experience with the cleft lift pilonidal surgery. I have come to this website for answers about my problems for a couple months now and it has helped more than any other website or doctor. Now that I am about to have surgery, I'd like to document my...
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    New member, second reoccuring infection!

    Hello all, I'm new here so I'll give some info about past medical history and my experience with PSD. I am a 19 year old female and had my first pilonidal abscess when I was 18. I had no idea what it was but I remember feeling nauseous, not eating, having night sweats/low grade fever along with...
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    Too Soon for Further Treatment??

    I’ve had five pilonidal cysts since December. The first three went away on their own. Fourth one reached pain levels of 10, I could not walk, I could not even last until my appointment with my surgeon and instead went to the ER at 1am. A couple days ago #5 popped up so I went in to nip it in the...
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    Surgery Timing Question

    Hello all, My cyst has mostly gone back to normal with some tenderness and a tiny hole in the area. Nothing ever comes out of this hole. I saw a surgeon last week who confirmed the diagnosis and said it was too small to lance at that point but to come back in three weeks. She said it will...
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    Cleft lift after lancing x2

    Hi everyone, I have been suffering with PS for about 3 years and a half now. I have taken over 10 courses of antibiotics to help flare-ups. I had my first lancing in November 2016 where I had to have emergency surgery. After my first lancing, I went 8 months without any problems. I then...
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    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...
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    Closed Excision question

    Last Thursday, I had a cyst removed with closed excision. She said she was possibly going to do the Bascom procedure if she felt like I needed it, but decided against it and closed it shut with steri strips. However, today I noticed that there is some blood in my underwear near my incision...
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    Tips to ease inflammation and pain? (And a history of my cyst...)

    Hi there. I just recently joined these forums after coming across the website while researching topics about polinidal cysts. If you all don’t mind, I’ll give a quick background to my whole issue. (If you are not interested, feel free to skip through it). I am currently only 17 years old. I’ve...
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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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    Abscess surgery on the NHS (my experience)

    Hi everyone, I thought I’d share my experience, especially since it was my first ever operation. Some background info (or skip to paragraph 3 for the op talk): my first abscess developed roughly 2 years ago when I was 17 and I only experience pain sitting down. After a course of antibiotics (I...
  13. GrahamCracker

    Suture opening up

    hey! This is only second post here, but i had a pilonidal excision friday 12/29/2017. All is well, im in almost zero pain but the glue they used to close me up is somewhat opening. Maybe a quarter inch. Idk how bug the original incision was. I am not in oain ad there doesnt seem to be excess...
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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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    Cleft lift pain 3 years later

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum but have been reading since my first flare up. I am a female who is 25 years old. My junior year of high school I began experiencing sharp pain in my tailbone area. One night it was so bad I had to go to the ER and was told I had an abscess. The doctors...
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    Doctors won't do anything?

    My poli cyst has flared up three times now, they just keep giving me antibiotics. The second time it happened my doctor told me to go to the emergency room if the pain is still the same tomorrow, I went but there was a six hour minimum wait time and it's excruciating to sit up in a chair for ten...
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    How does surgery work?

    I've read multiple threads where people say they've had local anaesthetic to numb the area but I've also read just as much about people actually being put under. This is the third time in two years my cyst has gotten infected and it's excruciating, I can't do anything! I have really bad anxiety...
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    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...
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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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    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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