Hey Y'all! I'm going to preface this with a warning for mildly graphic descriptions. Back in October I noticed a painful lump on the base of my spine; near my tailbone where my... Ahem, butt simple is. Now, I've noticed two bumps there before but always thought it was just the curvature of my dimple... Low and behold it turns out to be a Pilonidal cyst... That had formed an ulcer. I went to the doctor, had it looked at, and was given mupirocen. If it didn't go away in a week I was to come back... And I did. Turns out at the same time I was fighting off two... Err, common female genital infections. There's no real easy way to describe that, is there? I got prescribed clotrimaderm and Flagyl, and the doc said that flagyl will take care of the Pilonidal cysts ulcer. Flagyl was a roller coaster and I've aptly named it "hell pill" both for the taste and the side effects... I thought that the cyst was gone for a few weeks, but tonight I noticed a wet spot on my underwear that was only localized where the cyst is... Low and behold it's back. :/ I go into the bathroom and run some toilet paper over it to the best of my abilities, and with some pressure I hear a gross squelch... Thick yellow green mucous on the toilet paper... Yep. Definitely back. I continued wiping it with other wads of TP and it was just bleeding profusely. My mom took a look at it and said it was pulsing out, but that it wasn't just blood; there was a clear liquid too that was mixing with it. I can't believe it's back!! I had just gotten over the three infections and good ol' Mr. Pilonidal Cyst comes back for another unwelcomed stay I've missed so much school already dealing with this and the other infections and now I'll be out another week at least to get it checked out again. Doctor said last time if it doesn't go away he'll have to order an ultrasound to figure out how far it goes. I just want to get this thing removed. I've read about several different surgeries, but I'm not even sure if it'll be covered here. My mom and I are in British Columbia, Canada. Close to Vancouver, but in one of the surrounding cities. I'm guessing if I had the surgery done at our local hospital it might be covered under Pharmacare but to be honest, I have no clue. I'm 18 and I'm still trying to finish highschool-- took a year off for mental health issues and came back last year to an alternative school. This cyst business is really messing up my flow!! Sorry for the ramble... I really just needed to vent about this. Edit: We're on our way to the hospital to get it looked at because we really don't know what to do.