Pilonidal cyst, 1 mo. into healing, bleeding?


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I got surgery a little over a month ago, started out as a closed wound, but it opened so now I've been packing the wound for about 2 weeks now. The first week, we weren't packing it deep enough at home, but this week, we've been packing it much deeper and it seems to be healing better.

My doctor said if the packing is wet, we aren't packing it correctly. However even when he packs it himself, by the time we take out the packing at night, it's still wet! I am confused because I feel like we are packing it correctly..

There used to be a lot of yellow fluid, but now there is very little if any at all. My only concern is that sometimes there is blood, and today, there was quite a bit. Is this something to be concerned about, or it completely normal?
Thank you!