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  1. J

    just had surgery!

    Thanks all, I really appreciate it. I am less worried about the closed wound now (thanks moon), I figure if it was infected I would be in a lot more pain. good luck everyone!
  2. J

    just had surgery!

    OK it's been one week. The open wound is still big but noticably smaller than it was. Not too much drainage. I still can't really get a good look at the closed wound. There is a small amount of fluid coming out of it. Given the high infection rate I am worried about the closed wound. I...
  3. J

    just had surgery!

    I just had surgery Tuesday afternoon. A small closed excision on the top of my crack for the original sinus and a 1.5 inch open excision where most of the cyst was which was about 3 inches away on my right cheek - it had tunnelled over and out. I can't really get a good look at the closed area...
  4. J

    Injury to the tailbone?

    I whacked my tailbone snowboarding and noticed a bump a few weeks later that I figured was a bruise from the fall. The bump kept growing and turns out it was a pilonidal cyst. I have a hairy butt so I was probably pre-disposed, but it seems like the fall may have helped it along. I never made...
  5. J

    Trying an Alternative to Surgery

    I know all doctors and cases are different, but I first went to a general surgeon and after a couple visits he eventually referred me to a colo-rectal (who I just saw today). The colorectal surgeon was definitely a lot more comfortable and knowledgable with the condition.
  6. J

    Trying an Alternative to Surgery

    I am wondering if the tissue coming out of your cyst is the same as what I am getting now, I posted about it in the "weird bump" thread. My cyst got lanced, healed, then started draining again from a new hole and now there is what looked like a nub with no skin on it coming out of the whole...
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