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    My Pilonidal Experience

    Just to clarify - I am posting this thread to inform, reassure and advise (if I can help). I have been suffering with a pilonidal sinus for a LONG time and therefore become quite educated in the area, however this should only be taken as advice as I am not a Practice Nurse, GP, Tissue Viability...
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    I'm lost regarding to what surgery I need. Advice needed please!

    Hello I am new to this site, thank you in advanced for all of the help. I unfortunately have had a pilonidal cyst for over 5 years and have had to get it lanced multiple times. I recently had a horrible flare up which resulted in me going to the ER 3 times in 1 week and missing 4 days of work...
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    Looking for recommendations near Atlanta, Ga

    My 15 year old son has a pilonidal cyst/sinus which became evident last fall. We consulted with a general surgeon about options, but after reading the forum and other resources, I am very interested in pursuing the cleft lift procedure. I know choosing a surgeon is very critical to the success...
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    Pilonidal in Wichita Falls tx

    Hey everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster. I love the site and appreciate this forum. It really helped me out this past year. Here is my story and where I stand with this horrific issue. In approx 2001 I fell on my back and thought I bruised my tailbone. The pain felt like a bruise and...
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    Sinus removed & left open. 9 months later Skin splitting, need advicee as loosing the will here.

    Hiya, I'm new to this site as only just found out it existed! Please excuse if I don't use the right terminology! This is my story and I wondered if anyone could shed some light as to if it is normal or what could be the cause of my now problem. Back in 2010 when I was 15 I had my first...
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    Is it appropriate to ask for a Cleft Lift and not entertain suggested alternatives?

    I have been diagnosed with Pilonidal Disease. It was lanced. The local general surgeon I saw wanted to do an excision after the infection healed. I had already spent some time on this forum and I knew better; I said no way. Fast forward a few months later and I have just scheduled an...
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    Cleft Lift Stitches Bleeding

    Hey, all. I'm a 21 yo female and i had a cleft lift and pit removal 5 days ago. I have a JP drain in and at this point I'm barely draining any fluid which is a good sign as I'm to have the drain removed in two days. My incision is about 6 inches long, running from the very top of my butt crack...
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    Please help! Suffering for 5 months !

    Five months back. Mid of Sep 2016 I started to experience a sharp pain on top of my butt crack. I taught it was a normal small pimple and let it go, as it was not big. After 5 days I experienced a little itching. Looking up on the internet I suspected it to be a pilonidal. I tried to put...
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    My Pilonidal Reoccurance

    Hi everyone! A brief introduction; my name is Kyle and I am 18 years old, from a tiny island in Europe called Malta. I first found out I had Pilonidal Sinus was in March of 2015. It was a very very tiny hole back then, and the doctor gave me pills and when I went for a checkup a few days later...
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    My Cleft Lift Story

    Hi all! Been a lurker on this forum for sometime now, but thought I'd offer up my story as a form of repayment for all the information I've gotten of off here. Sorry in advance for the long post! My pilonidal cyst first appeared about 21 months ago, in the spring of 2015. At the time I was a...
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    Scar swells up and becomes very painful once, sometimes twice a year. Why does this happen?

    Hello. I had a pilonidal cyst removed in 2011 and had a cleft lift done. It was successful, and most of the time, I don't even notice the scar and it isn't uncomfortable in any way. However, once a year (sometimes twice) it will swell up and become so painful that I won't be able to sit down or...
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