wound

  1. G

    Long-time sufferer but first post! Advice needed

    Hi everyone, I had a Bascom 2 cleft closure/lift in 2015 for relatively advanced PSD. Unfortunately this came apart spectacularly, most likely due to infection and fluid build up (wasn't given a drain) and left me with a huge wound in my bumcrack. I went through 12 months of unbearably slow...
  2. 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...
  3. H

    Open Excision packing - Too much or not enough?

    I had my open excision surgery 4 weeks ago on June 1. Since then, I've had the entire month to focus on recovery. Twice daily packing after sitz baths (1 saline spray in the morning, 1 actual bath with epsom salts in the evening), eating 50-60g protein a day, and taking zinc and vitamin c. I...
  4. H

    Is a little pain post surgery normal?

    Hi everybody, I had my surgery on June 1. Since yesterday, I've been instructed to repack the wound once a day. Today after my shower I moistened the gauze with 0.9% sodium chloride solution (aka wound wash) and put it in my wound. I felt fine for a few hours, but now the whole area around the...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. J

    Gauze Trapped Inside Wound

    I had a large abcess surgically cut open and packed with gauze. As it's been healing I change the packing and dressing everyday. After about 3 weeks I missed a day and let the packing sit in the wound for 48 hours. When I removed the dressing I could no longer see the gauze and it was completely...
  8. P

    HELP! Post pilonidal surgery dressing changing

    Hi all, I have had a pilonidal surgery on the 2nd of December which left me with an open wound of 1.5cm wide and 1cm deep. I have spoken to my GP surgery and seems like they do not have any available appointments with nurses for the next 2 weeks. I have been told to go to a walk in centre and...
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