Hi all, I am new here but have been reading the forum since being diagnosed with a pilonidal cyst at urgent care a couple of weeks ago. I am a 24 year old, in shape, female... so I am quite annoyed to be in this situation. I'd had tailbone pain a few times over the past few years but chalked it up to being hormonal, period related, etc, and it always went away on its own after a couple days... Until a few weeks ago where I was getting bleeding and smelly discharge for the first time the thing about mine is that it's inside my buttcrack, not as close to the top as most people's seem to be. I got some antibiotics to clear up the infection and I'm pain free again as of now. Anyway, I went to my PCP for an official diagnosis and as expected she discussed the "excision" type surgery options with me, but luckily after finding this forum i'd researched "pit picking" and I refuse to get an excision. I found a doctor about 2 hours away from where I live who does pit picking and scheduled an appointment for two weeks from now. It may just be a consultation - but if I'm a good candidate, maybe he can do it in his office that day. I'll plan to update!