Theories about your cyst?

Sam_McKnight

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I am unfortunately a very hairy person. And have been struggling with my weight for the past 4 years. I have never had any sign of a cyst issue until I became over weight. I am also in Maryland and have been looking for a surgeon to talk to. Can you elaborate more on your experience with your surgeon?
 

Sam_McKnight

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I have had 3. My first two came out the moment I started my period and my last one came out the week before my period. I am totally on your side about that correlation.
My flare ups always have happened when my period was about to start. From the very first one it came the day my cycle started. My GP and specialist said that wasn't a factor and I didn't know what I was talking about. But I wholeheartedly believe that there is a direct correlation between the two.
 

Mesarahgee

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I have had 3. My first two came out the moment I started my period and my last one came out the week before my period. I am totally on your side about that correlation.

I'm in Michigan and I was referred to a general surgeon the first time I went to the ER. He seemed knowledgeable about PD but refused to even consider the idea of it being hormone related. After digging around on here and similar sites I found other women who had the same experience I did. I don't believe I'm excessively hairy, but I do have course hair, I'm mixed so I believe it's a normal texture for my ethnicity. I shave everything often, and even asked my surgeon if I had a hairy butt, he said no, lol I just think it's important for me and other women with PD to find a surgeon who is willing to be understanding about the hormonal issue. Oh and one last thing. When this first started I noticed I was starting to get more hair on my face than usual. I just attributed that to getting "old" I'm nearing 30 but looking back that might have a connection as well.
 

p1998

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For me it was pretty clear. I went on testosterone as part of my transition (I'm trans), I got a lot more hair and oily skin very quickly, and bam, cyst. Plus, my dad had one when he was younger. I think for me it's hormones and genetics, not any of the "traditional" causes.
 

Canuck84

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Interesting thread, I know its old but I wanted to comment.

I am very sure with how I got mine. My mother and her father both got them so I have a predisposition towards this (I never knew about this as I haven't seen my mother since I was 13 (Im 33 now, and I never talked to my Grandpa.) . I work for a telco, meaning I climb poles, drive a lot, have to sit in awkward areas, and on top of that I sweat and cannot clean myself immediately, so that combined with driving and having friction to the area while also being a fairly hairy dude I got the cysts. Knowing this I am taking precautions to avoid this, like cleaning the area any chance I get.
 
My theory is because of a bout of depression I’d sit in bed a majority of the day right on my tailbone. However, when I was 18, I’d have weird one to two week periods where my tailbone would ache but if I baby-ed it it would stop hurting after a few days. The cyst 100% became “alive” (absenced and ruptured) at 21. I also had an uncle who dealt with one of these bad boys so I guess I really don’t know what exactly to attribute it to.
 
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