Quiet pilonidal cyst, with surgery scheduled in a week and a half

Amycara1976

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Hi every one.... I have been having flare ups with pilonidal cyst for a while now, usually going away on there own. This year I needed to go to the emergency room to have it lanced and packed, it went away and returned and when I went to the emergency room they said it had popped and was flat, gave me anti biotics and said I needed to see a surgeon....kept the card and when in maybe a three month period it re occurred and popped on its own I called the surgeon and made an apt, he cuncured that is what it was and said there was three sinus tracts, he gave me anti biotic and set a surgery date for a month away and recommended starting the antibiotic and aldo restarting 10 days before surgery date.... fast forward to today the cyst has been weirdly quiet, it is totally flat, could it have just taken care of itself, is it there but just sleeping? I have the days blocked off from work for this and am hoping all this fuss is not for nothing, missing my mom's 70th birthday for this because I already had the days off for it... thanks in advance
 

Dandoun

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Pilonidal cysts will go dormant for periods of time and then resurface again. They can resurface for any reason: hair, sweat, debris, sitting wrong, heat, exercise, etc.... If you have pilonidal disease you have it for life. The pit or tracts exist in you forever unless surgically taken care of. Sometimes they go dormant for years other times they resurface in a month or two. You can choose to deal with it every time it surfaces with antibiotics or get it surgically removed. The choice is yours.
 

Canuck84

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Pilonidal cysts will go dormant for periods of time and then resurface again. They can resurface for any reason: hair, sweat, debris, sitting wrong, heat, exercise, etc.... If you have pilonidal disease you have it for life. The pit or tracts exist in you forever unless surgically taken care of. Sometimes they go dormant for years other times they resurface in a month or two. You can choose to deal with it every time it surfaces with antibiotics or get it surgically removed. The choice is yours.

This person has it right.

If you have it, you have it forever until it and the tracts are removed. I sat with mine for like 6 or 7 years, sometimes it would seemingly be gone for months at a time only for it to come back. It was the last year and a bit where no matter what I had a largeish lump that would stay all the time. It wouldn't hurt but it would leak and it was always getting infected. The doctor said I shouldn't have waited so long and because I did thats why I had to have such a massive chunk taken out.
 
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