What is this coming out of my wound?

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  1. username2017

    username2017 New Member

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    I'll start off with a lil background first. I had my first ever pilonidal cyst drained around June last year and I've been left with an open wound that's been healing ever since. I recently got discharged from my clinic and instructed to look after it myself.

    I had been doing everything normally but I ran out of adhesive dressings, I decided to leave my wound uncovered until I could get some more as the dressings irritated my skin a lot to the point of bleeding and scabbing even with medibarrier spray and I wanted to let my skin heal a bit before I got some more dressings. In that time I washed the wound with a salt bath every other day and then cleaned it normally in the days between baths but it's started bleeding a lil more than usual and today I noticed this red thing coming out of it?

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    (Not sure if image will upload as I'm on mobile but if not, here's a link: http://imgur.com/49kda5K)

    There was no pain or anything, just more blood than usual and it's not attached to the skin, it can be moved around it's just attached to the wound entrance and I didn't fancy trying to see if I could pull it out.
    It just looks like some congealed blood to me, maybe a blood clot but I'm inexperienced with these things so I wanted to get a second opinion on whether or not this was something serious.

    I'll be ordering some more dressings tomorrow and I'll begin dressing it again.
     
  2. Penney1976

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    Imho, it looks like it may have ruptured. It does look kind of deep do you use any little packings or anything in the hole? I don't see any infective pus coming from your wound or any abnormal redness around it. You need to cover that no matter what even if you just take some paper towel and put up against it don't let anything get in there. I am so sorry that looks so painful
     
  3. username2017

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    I don't have any packing, my nurse said it was too small to put any packing in. I got some more dressings a week or so ago and it seems to be doing a lot better now! The red thing went away and it's stopped bleeding completely, but there's still a little redness around the wound opening and a little deepness like you mentioned but other than that it's on it's way to being fine again.
    Surprisingly, none of it hurt at all which I was quite thankful for.
     

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