Tear in scar.

#1
Hi all,
to give a little back story; I've had reccurent pilonidal sinus for the past 4 years and so far have had 5 ops to remove the sinus/cysts. 4 of these were left open to heal and the other was closed with stitches. I've been backwards and forwards to the doctors and hospital for the past 4 years and have had mulitple courses of anti-biotics. my most recent op being in February 2017.

recently I have been feeling an aching pain in the area, and throughout the day the top of my scar gets quite swollen and red. if I sit for more than 20 minutes and then stand up I can barely walk. I went to the doctors today and have been told that I have a tear in my scar but not to worry and just use barrier cream and more antibiotics!.

I feel after having this for so long I kind of know how it feels when something doesn't feel right. Am I just being paranoid or is it worth contacting my surgeon for a second opinion?

sorry for the long post but Im feeling at a loss with this disease and it's making my depression and anxiety go through the roof!
 

Brandonw

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#2
Hi there, Sorry to hear what you are going through. I had 2 operations myself. The first was a closed excision and the cyst returned (not trying to alarm you because thats not always the case) and the 2nd operation was a cleft lift and I will always recommend that surgery. The whole procedure is different than an excision is and actually corrects this "disease". If you have any further questions i'd be happy to help!
 
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