Update: Got I&D this morning, risk of sepsis?

MaryMagpie

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I made a post yesterday about a pilonidal cyst that became infected but they wouldn't take me in at the ER. I had it for 3 days and today morning we went to a surgeon who did an incision and drainage. It didn't hurt as much when he did and he cleaned up the place but didn't give me antibiotics. Tomorrow I will have the packing changed, he put in something to help it drain.

I got home fine but after a few hours I suddenly felt dizzy and lightheaded as if I will faint, like my legs will give out from under me, I laid down and my heartbeat skyrocketed and I was shaking. Both the heartbeat and shaking subsided after a minute but I am still a but lightheaded and feel like I will throw up. My temp is normal.

Is this sepsis? Should I go back to the doctor? I am really scared I will get septic from this, it was opened and drained but I am scared.
 

nashvilleman202

New Member
Unless your cyst is draining, you need to see a doctor. It is infected. If its infected and draining, that is fine. But if it is not draining the infection is staying in your body.
 

IndyDad

New Member
Sounds like it could be sepsis or dehydration. I would go to the ER just to be safe. Sepsis doesn't always present with a fever. Any update?
 
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