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  1. X

    Looking for basic info

    Ive had my pilonidal cyst drained 3 times now, and it comes back about a month later (despite packing, cleaning, etc.). So I figure I need surgery to get it removed, right? Problem is that they schedule those surgeries a long period in advance, which means it's about a month away. I see people...
  2. L

    I just don’t know, can you help?

    hello everyone, I’m in a bit of a pickle regarding my sinus that I had operated on last Thursday (1 week ago). My surgeon explained he had 3 options as to what he’d do but wouldn’t know which he’d do until he got in there. I wake up and he’s gone home as I was the last of the evening list so I...
  3. P

    Dull aching pain. Need advice!

    hello, First off I'll give a little background info:- In the past 3 years Ive had 5 operations to remove pilonidal cysts which have turned into sinuses, as well as having numerous flare ups in between, controlled by antibiotics. These don't seem to work anymore as Ive had them on and off for 3...
  4. B

    Healing: going through my post surgery process

    Hi, So this is my first time posting on this site. I am a 19-year-old girl who started having this problem a year ago, at first I thought it was just some hygienic problem I could deal with but soon it started bleeding when I used tissues too often at the tailbone and was even painful on weight...
  5. C

    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...
  6. X

    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...
  7. T

    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...
  8. Farhan

    Recent Surgery with open wound - No Medical Assistance available

    Hi folks, I have recently joined this forum and seeking for some guidance with your experiences as a doctor or a patient. Before I go in details, please note I work in UAE (Abu Dhabi) and had my surgery in Pakistan (Lahore). As after pilonidal surgery, its difficult to drive for a few days, so...
  9. S

    Minimally invasive surgery with Dr Luigi Basso

    Eight weeks ago I flew from the UK to Italy to have pilonidal cysts removed by Dr Luigi Basso, using his "minimally invasive" technique. Here's my story, in case it helps others (I found his details through these forums.) I've had coccyx pain (possibly misdiagnosed as coccydynia, possibly...
  10. B

    Z-plasty surgery

    hey everyone, I am so so glad I came across this forum and for the last 3 years I have been dealing with a recurring pilonidal sinus. At 18 I first noticed the pain on the top of my natal cleft area and I thought I had bruised my coxic bone. Me being the stress head I am bent over and looked in...
  11. K

    Advice needed!!

    Hi everyone! I had pilondial cyst surgery in March 2014 - got stitches and it was sorted in two weeks. Had surgery for another cyst in November 2016 - this time it was left opened to be packed daily and it healed mid-April. Two months after healing - I have another cyst!! It is uncomfortable...
  12. K

    Surgery Tomorrow.. SUPER NERVOUS

    Hey guys! I've been reading everyone's posts for months but now my time under the knife has come. I'm a 21 year old female and I was first diagnosed in March after three emergency room visits. A couple weeks later the surgeon finally lanced it and now a couple months later it's time for surgery...
  13. Dan Jobson

    Flap Surgery Advice

    hey guys, After 11 months of my wound not healing I'm having the flap procedure with a surgeon called Mr Sood at Hartswood hospital in Essex. My wound healed 2 months ago but since then have had fairly regular big bleeds while going to the toilet, resulting in a small hole which then closes up...
  14. 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...
  15. M

    Open excision healing advice please

    Hi, I had open excision surgery on 5th april this year, coming up to the three week mark and still having daily visits from the District Nurses. The first nurse who came out the day after my surgery measured my wound and said it was 6cm long, 5cm wide, and 3cm deep. No nurse has actually...
  16. W

    Post Recovery Concerns

    Sorry I'm new to this so pardon me if this Is the wrong section. I had surgery done to remove the cyst about a year and a half ago. I believe they removed the portion of the skin causing the problem. I'm sorry but I don't know the details too well. Since then, I've had this large... Well the...
  17. B

    I'm lost regarding to what surgery I need. Advice needed please!

    Hello I am new to this site, thank you in advanced for all of the help. I unfortunately have had a pilonidal cyst for over 5 years and have had to get it lanced multiple times. I recently had a horrible flare up which resulted in me going to the ER 3 times in 1 week and missing 4 days of work...
  18. 0

    Help in Quebec??

    I think I'm going to have an acute flare up in the next few days. I first got this abscess in 2013 and it comes back around every 6 months, and with the swelling it gets to be about the size of my fist. I was supposed to get surgery a year ago but I had to move from California to Quebec so I...
  19. L

    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...
  20. L

    Pregnancy and possible recurrance

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this thread although my first sign of a pilonidal abscess was in August of 2006 and then I went on to have the cleft lift surgery that December over my college winter break. Had to pack the wound for at least 2 months after since it was a large incision. Other than, it...
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