closed excision

  1. M

    Just had my second surgery - My story

    Hey everyone, I've read the forum for awhile but finally thought I should join the community and make a post. Maybe someone can read my story and relate - or at least just hear another take on experiencing this condition. Here's my story: Part 1: My first cyst experience In mid-2016, I began...
  2. D

    3 failed surgeries, should I consider Cleft Lift?

    I'm so happy I've found this site. I'm sure we all feel the same way, it's heartening to know that there are other people in situation and we're all in this together. I've had this disease acutely for over 6 years (male, mid 20s). I had an excision in 2014, 2015 (seemed to go well), and again...
  3. pilopat

    First time painful Pilonidal

    I have been diagnosed pilonidal cyst and sinus after being in pain for over 5 months. The general surgeon has recommended and wound will be stitched back. Also, doctor has assured me that there will not be any structural problem on the hips other...
  4. KatieMarie

    Closed excision nightmare

    Hi there! My name is Katie. I am 25 years old and work as a surgical ICU nurse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My nightmare began in March of this year. I developed my pilonidal abscess and had it drained in the ER. It was a traumatically painful experience. About 6 days after I had it drained, two...
  5. B

    Three weeks after closed excision pain

    I've posted on here my story along with my surgery experience! So far it seems all is going pretty decent. I had my stitches and drainage tube in for 2 weeks and there were no signs of infection (thankfully). I do have one concern though that I am hoping someone can help me with. About two and a...
  6. L

    I'm so tired of it coming back, but I'm scared. What do I do? (Long)

    Hi. As I'm typing this I'm laying on my side on the couch, feeling a good amount of pressure and pain from the same spot as usual. The stupid thing came back again. I've had it come back maybe 4-6 times, maybe even a time or two more, since I was 17. I'm 22 now. I've only had it lanced, every...
  7. A

    Bleeding after stitches removed

    It's been over 2 weeks since I've had a closed excision and 3 days since I've gotten my stitches removed. My doctor said that some bleeding may occur and that it is normal, but didn't say when the bleeding should stop. It's bleeding constantly and I'm worried its infected or something.
  8. K

    Closed Excision question

    Last Thursday, I had a cyst removed with closed excision. She said she was possibly going to do the Bascom procedure if she felt like I needed it, but decided against it and closed it shut with steri strips. However, today I noticed that there is some blood in my underwear near my incision...