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  1. R

    Advice and Help asap!

    I was so relieved to find this site, it can’t only be me and now I know it isn’t I feel slightly relieved. Unfortunately not from pain though. Trust it to happen to me AGAIN over Easter weekend when all pharmacies and GPS are shut! This is the 4th time I’ve had a flare up - haven’t had one now...
  2. P

    Packing fell out, and I'm very nervous

    Hey guys, just got surgery on the 9th of August, all went well, wound was packed, then removed the next day and repacked at around 12:30pm still at hospital. Then today at 1pm it was again removed and repacked with no problems, but was covered with a bandage. I had to go to my GP today and pick...
  3. F

    Scared - Drainage after 2 months post OP

    Hello good people, I had my pilonidal surgery done on 18th Aug, 2022, where the infected tissue was excised and left open to heal. Everything was going well and I had no infection, and on every dressing change the doctor would say the wound is looking healthy, but since a last couple of days...
  4. C

    Need advice on after surgery wound care + My story

    Hi all, My Story: I been dealing with this for 3/4 years now I can't even remember. It's the same chronic wound and not a recurring one. I think I was one of the fortunate ones where I never had pain, just discomfort when the wound area itself is touched or a lot of friction occurred from hours...
  5. P

    Cleft Lift or other options

    Hello! I was diagnosed with my first PC in July 2021, I had it drained and packed. It completely healed within 1 1/2 weeks the cut was closed. However I was in discomfort for 3/4 months after sitting for long periods especially sitting in the car was terrible. I then had a ultrasound and they...
  6. P

    Closed Wound Re-opening After 2nd Cleft Lift Surgery

    Hi everyone, I had my 3rd Cleft Lift surgery on November 9th, 2021 after my 2nd failed in April. I took a month off of work to let the wound properly heal. However, I still had it open up at the bottom of the suture. My doctor told me to pack the small hole with gauze (like a wick) and see her...
  7. Y

    19yo and need advice (paranoid)

    Im 19 and recently figured out that I probably have a pilonidal sinus and just ignored the symptoms leading to it cause it wasn't ever really a problem. Earlier this year I had the pain in the tail bone that wouldn’t let me sit but I actually stream on my spare time and thought I was just...
  8. D

    How to care for pilonidal sinus tracts?

    Hiya! So I sometimes have a painful tailbone and found out about the pilonidal disease through the web. Went to a doctor and they said that my sinus tracts are apparently not infected/only on the surface. My question is, how can I get the holes to close? I had 4 and one of them is almost...
  9. L

    In a weird place right now

    I made an earlier post about two months ago about a complication I had with the cleft lift that was performed by dr.immerman and his team at evergreen surgical. It is now two months later and my wound is still not healed he has recommended a wound care specialist to care for my problem which...
  10. C

    Help , Do you think its pilonidal ?

    Hello everyone im a 21 years old male and about a week ago a noticed a strange redline in my butt , toped by what seems and feel like a spider bite or so. for 2 days i feeled a soft discomfort but i would not say pain. do you think its pilonidal ? Do you think the « drain » operation could...
  11. K

    First Time Surgery & Scared (advise/encouragement please!)

    Backstory: Several years ago (6 now???) I had my first run in with a pilonidal cyst. I had the most painful tailbone ache ever, and let it go far too long, thinking I had just bruised it with all the driving I had been doing. I was out of state, doing some stretches, when it ruptured in the...
  12. B

    Healing help!

    Hiya!! My partner is currently healing from his 3rd PS surgery. 1st- sinus removed and left open (never fully healed) 2nd- sinus removed and closed with stitches (never completely healed. Small holes at the bottom of wound) 3rd- sinus removes and half stitched at the bottom and rest left open...
  13. H

    Muscle Spasms/Cramps

    It’s been a week since I had my pilonidal cyst removed. I went in on Wednesday and had it packed. After that I started getting really painful and long muscle spasms right in the incision area. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this or how to stop them? Please I am desperate! I didn’t get...
  14. R

    Time for me to give back: I may have cured my own self..

    First of all thanks for this forum where lot of people come together and help each other. I am very rare to be part of any forum, but I visited this forum a lot about 5 years back when got my pilonidal cyst. It lasted for about 3 years and now I am cured and without any sign of it for almost 2...
  15. A

    Did I make the right choice??

    So I'm gonna so the typical " tell your story " thing, but first a little about me. I'm a 23 year old female who walks alot and has a job where I stand and walk quite a bit.. any way the story... About two weeks ago it had snowed and I fell down every step of my porch on to the concrete. During...
  16. M

    Anything Helps

    Hi all....about two weeks ago I noticed some tailbone pain, nothing too bad but it did sometimes wake me up in the middle of the night. I do work out regularly but it did not seem to hurt when I worked out or did much of anything I just noticed a constant throbbing. I told my mom and she said...
  17. K

    This is my 6th recurrence in 4 years....idk what to do.

    I was 20 when I got my first pilonidal cyst. I remember one day starting to feel pain at the very top of my butt crack. I literally typed in, pain at top of butt crack and starting reading through all the articles. I found one that talked about a pilonidal cyst. All the symptoms lined up with...
  18. R

    Possibly Found A Way To Manage?? HELP!

    I am a 24 year old female currently suffering my third pilonidal cyst. I am a healthy weight and not hairy. First one was 7 months ago and was the worst pain I've ever had. Occurred after a 12 mile bike ride. I ended up bursting it myself by just squeezing it because I knew nothing about what...
  19. A

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    Hello all I am a 19 year old otherwise healthy guy in the UK that has been suffering with a Pilonidal sinus since I was 14. Four months ago I decided enough was enough and decided to have surgery. I had a closed excision procedure done and had stitches removed after two weeks. Healing went well...
  20. C

    Never had - cyst or pilo? Please anyone help

    Hi, I am a 27 year old female. About a month ago I started to exercise to lose weight and running 2 miles about 3/4 days a week and floor exercises (in the garage) but used a yoga mat plus ab mat after discovering the yoga mat was not enough cushion due to concrete floors. A couple weeks or so...
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