I fisrt encountered this in September and ended up in emergency care from the pain. Couldnt sleep, walk, or anything. I had it drained by the emergency care then saw a specialist who put a connector in to the pit and cyst to further drain it all. It went away but now its starting to come back. No pain or anything so far but I know it is down the road. Has anyone had success without a cleft lift or removal surgery? Also, has anyone had one of these surgeries that has not gone well? From what I have read a lot of people recommend it. With that said, I would still like to avoid the inconvenience of surgery.