10 years post op, scar split open?

#1
I had surgery in 2008 to get everything under control, was stitched up and had no problem until the last year. Had odd pain here and there but nothing constant. Notice about 6 months ago that the site of the stitches/previous pilonidal has split open... now it constantly leaks! At first it was a very vertical textbook definition of a split... about 4 cm long.. it’s turned into about a 3 cm hole that won’t completely heal, leaks and sometimes bleeds. Is this common with pilonidal cysts? Do I have to go back to the hospital to fix this? I’m worried about infections, but can’t do much but wipe away grossness with iodine every time I go to the bathroom. Anyone else experienced this? It doesn’t seem like the classic recurring pilonidal.
 
#2
Extremely common. Mine would go dormant for yrs at a time if i was around 10% body fat. Thats me personally so weight may not be an issue with others.

Lasted from 2003 to 2011 and then from 2013 to 2017 with no draining.

2001 to 2003, 2011 to 2013 and july 2017 to 1 month ago i would be oozing pus/blood and would have foul smells.

What type of surgery did you have 10 yrs ago? Id be hesitent of going to any hospital especially since you had a previous surgery.
 
#3
Thanks for your reply! I’d heard of them coming back, just not in this way. Are you saying yours are worse with higher body fat? I developed this one after losing a lot of weight, but was overweight when I first found out I had one at 14. I had a cystectomy. How did yours stop leaking? Did it just happen on its own?
 
#4
Thanks for your reply! I’d heard of them coming back, just not in this way. Are you saying yours are worse with higher body fat? I developed this one after losing a lot of weight, but was overweight when I first found out I had one at 14. I had a cystectomy. How did yours stop leaking? Did it just happen on its own?
Yeah...mine would just stop once i lost weight. Id imagine my cleft was smaller which was the reason. I dont attribute any success or stopage to open or closed excissions. They work for some but not for me. Lucky for me i gained weight and it always visited me again by appearing in my underwear at the perftect times!

I was 16 when i 1st had mine and 17 when i had my 1st surgery. Im 34 now and "healed" from my latest surgery which seems to have worked without anything being done by me(cleft lift) weight wise.
 
#5
Hello, I had my last surgery in 2015.
In 2017 my scar opened a bit and a little meat came out (about 1 cm) doctors saw me and told me that this isnt anymore pilonidal cyst, they have done a little incision but they found nothing.
The problem is that time to time mine is leaking, not ugly smell , and no pain, it is like wet.
Im overweight, im 179 cm height and 102 kg.
If I lose weight will solve my problem?
Please help....

Sorry for my bad english, but Im not a native.

Thanks!
 
#6
Hello, I had my last surgery in 2015.
In 2017 my scar opened a bit and a little meat came out (about 1 cm) doctors saw me and told me that this isnt anymore pilonidal cyst, they have done a little incision but they found nothing.
The problem is that time to time mine is leaking, not ugly smell , and no pain, it is like wet.
Im overweight, im 179 cm height and 102 kg.
If I lose weight will solve my problem?
Please help....

Sorry for my bad english, but Im not a native.

Thanks!
Getting rid of some weight might not solve the issue but it should help it along. I noticed when I lost weight and added muscle (including my butt) my cleft changed. Either way you should give it a god, it won't hurt anything.

Also I am glad I found this thread, I had my surgery 6 months ago, I pushed myself too hard and the scar leaked. It expressed itself and the swelling and everything has gone down. Reading the posts here gives me some relief as I was super worried I just had a reoccurrence which might not be the case. Like you, no smell and no pain, its just wet with some minor bleeding but I believe that is actually coming from the tiny wound that is still lingering and not the actual scar, the wetness just brings it out onto the bandage I am using. The more I read the more I am finding that scars can give you issues while not being new Pilos, as with the case with the topic creator, splitting after 10 years.

I also learned that scars don't have the same elasticity as regular skin so being active and me irritating the scar makes so much sense now.
 
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