What is your weight and height?

Jennifer8888

New Member
Hi,

I know some members said the weight has something to do with the pilonidal cyst. I have gained 20lbs in the last 3 years. I'm 5'3 female. weight 135lbs. I just want to make this poll to see if the weight really has something to do with this problem.
 

hopeful

New Member
My family doctor said that losing weight is beneficial for healing...I don't know if that helps
Yes, if anyone has any insight, I would also like to know the answer to this question from personal experiences.
 

Jennifer8888

New Member
I am taking acupucture losing weight program right now. I lost 5lbs in 1 week. The thing is i also have to follow the strict plan, no carbon hydrate. I don't know if it helps my healing. I just know my wound hole is getting smaller and there is still a lot of pus which is not good:(
 

hopeful

New Member
Please let me know if you think the weight loss is working, and how your wound heals as you lose weight, I am really interested in hearing the answer to this!
 
I'm 5'9 and 124 pounds. I've been healthy my whole life (besides some anxiety problems) and I eat only my mom's wonderful, homemade food. I rarely ever eat out since it doesn't sit with my stomach too well.​
 

Egansbar

New Member
Yeah..........I'm overweight

I had my first bout with a Pilonidal cyst at age 49. I am 6'6" and 350lbs. I have an appointment with a doc next week to check out good ways to lose weight.
 

PiloPop

Helpful
I'm 5' 7", 145 pounds, 37 years old, had my first lancing procedure done 1.5 years ago and was told I needed excision surgery a month ago. I've got an appointment with a surgeon for a second opinion on March 7th. I've been healthy my entire life, keep myself physically fit and eat an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet. My current infection reared it's ugly head after less than a month of vigourous physical excercise in preparation for a physical fitness test.
 

Kizzy

Very Helpful
I'm 5'6" and 90kgs. I eat well though - no wheat, gluten, dairy, caffeine, red meat or processed food.
 

UdubMC

New Member
I've wondered about this too. Mine showed up when I was 19 at around 165 pounds, I'm 6'1", male. Had surgery at 25, 175lbs. No issues AT ALL for four years until I recently (within the past 9 months) gained 25lbs due to inactivity and eating out way too much. Now 29, 200lbs, and not nearly as active. I can't help but think that me being lazy and gaining the weight might have triggered the recurrence. I'm starting to exercise and will be back to my normal 175lbs in no time, especially since I have this in the back of my mind now. It kills me to think I might have caused it this time around but at the same time really motivates me to get back to my normal eating and activity habits.
 

Wingman

New Member
6'4" 200 lbs male: 26

My first surgery was when I was 19. Was 6'3" then and probably around 180 lbs. The doctor I had then was terrible. Would have healed sooner if I had the doctor I have now.
 

Sarah1978

New Member
I am 33yo female i am 5 foot and weigh 220lbs. way to heavy - I have no appetite with all this pain (I also have a bulging disc in my neck and 2 in my lower back) so I tend not to eat. or I eat once a day and have been gaining wait. I know I need to get it down, but I just don't think about eating when I am in such pain that I feel like I am sweating to death.
 

TishM

New Member
I'm really overweight too- or at least I am now! My first pilo was when I was at my smallest, wearing a UK size 10. I've since put a lot of weight on, and wonder if that's part of the reason it's recurred/ failed to heal- I'm sure it probably is....
 
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