6 weeks into healing, quite large hole on top of the wound. I think it's back already...

#1
Got my pilonidal sinus removed 6 weeks ago. pre-op i didn't have a lump or pain, just wanted to get it gone ASAP before it gets worse. It looks like the surgery made it worse... i don't know what to do and i am in shock.

Wound was closed with stitches and healed niceley ( the hole is on the top of the wound )

 
#3
PLEASE consider the Bascom Procedure. You can find more about this on the website. It is well worth your time. I really do urge you to do this so you can hopefully fix this.
 
#5
Alright, i started this thread months ago but i got an appointment with my surgeon and he only said the wound had trouble healing because of its depth. He uses silver nitrate sticks to help scarring and with 2 appointments of the same treatment i am happy to say that the PC is now gone and the would is fully healed. 3 months later still no sign of it coming back ! :)
 
#6
I know this thread is a little old but I have a spot like that and I was wondering if during the time between the photo and it completely healed did you have any pain or mild drainage? I had my second surgery in September 2017 when I got my first reoccurrence after my first surgery in July 2010. Since the second surgery I’ve had an open spot much like yours and the surgeon treated it almost a month ago with the awful silver nitrate (burned like hell) and I have had some mild drainage but I also have some pain whenever I sit or lean on it for even 30 min. I’m hoping this will go away.
 
#7
I know this thread is a little old but I have a spot like that and I was wondering if during the time between the photo and it completely healed did you have any pain or mild drainage? I had my second surgery in September 2017 when I got my first reoccurrence after my first surgery in July 2010. Since the second surgery I’ve had an open spot much like yours and the surgeon treated it almost a month ago with the awful silver nitrate (burned like hell) and I have had some mild drainage but I also have some pain whenever I sit or lean on it for even 30 min. I’m hoping this will go away.
Yes indeed the burn was god awful with the silver nitrate. I hate very little drainage during that time, but it was minor ( a little blood and pus) but now its fine. I didn't hurt when i sat on it though, could be normal since it still is somewhat and open wound. Ask your surgeon ! Good luck :)
 
#8
Yes indeed the burn was god awful with the silver nitrate. I hate very little drainage during that time, but it was minor ( a little blood and pus) but now its fine. I didn't hurt when i sat on it though, could be normal since it still is somewhat and open wound. Ask your surgeon ! Good luck :)
Thanks for the reply! I actually went back today for a follow up and he didn’t even look at it, just looked at photos I had my husband take on my phone so I could see it. He said it is healing and hopefully it stays healed. I don’t have to go back for anymore follow ups. He did say that it’s good it’s healing because if it wasn’t I’d have to have another surgery. I don’t understand why that’d be the case when I had no indications of another cyst, that familiar pain it has is unmistakable. I’ve had some drainage but it’s not bad, it has gotten better as it’s healed, it was mostly some clear fluid with tiny bits of blood. I’d rather suffer contractions with pitocin and no pain meds than have that silver nitrate again.
 
#9
Thanks for the reply! I actually went back today for a follow up and he didn’t even look at it, just looked at photos I had my husband take on my phone so I could see it. He said it is healing and hopefully it stays healed. I don’t have to go back for anymore follow ups. He did say that it’s good it’s healing because if it wasn’t I’d have to have another surgery. I don’t understand why that’d be the case when I had no indications of another cyst, that familiar pain it has is unmistakable. I’ve had some drainage but it’s not bad, it has gotten better as it’s healed, it was mostly some clear fluid with tiny bits of blood. I’d rather suffer contractions with pitocin and no pain meds than have that silver nitrate again.
Im glad it's all okay on your side :)
 
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