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  1. O

    Student-Athlete Abscess...ugh help

    Hey all. I'm a 20 year old female student athlete, competing on my university's rowing team and double majoring in two science fields. Basically it's been a pain in the butt metaphorically. Except now it's a pain in the butt literally. A few days ago my butt started hurting. I figured it was...
  2. S

    What's this tiny dot thingy on my wound?! PLS REPLY ASAP!!

    I got an open excision 3 months ago and I am still healing but I just recently noticed a tiny dot above the wound itself. Is this anything to worry about? https://imgur.com/a/cUodD I also feel a lump on the surgical scar are which feels like a cyst but I've been told it's nothing unusual and I...
  3. C

    HELP! Is this a pilonidal sinus? If so, how do I get rid of it?

    These appeared randomly the other day, I had quite a large bump before but I had read to put a certain solution on it, which I did and it drained on its own. Now the bump/cyst is gone, and I'm left with these?? How do I get rid of these? I feel so weird and self-conscious about them. I just want...
  4. H

    help!!

    Hi, about 3 days ago I noticed some discomfort at the top of my crack / bottom of tail bone and thought (hoped) it was a small tear or break in the skin I've suffered with before due to exercise, kept it clean and dry etc. I felt quite unwell then over the next 24 hrs felt hugely uncomfortable -...
  5. T

    Pilonidal cyst, 1 mo. into healing, bleeding?

    I got surgery a little over a month ago, started out as a closed wound, but it opened so now I've been packing the wound for about 2 weeks now. The first week, we weren't packing it deep enough at home, but this week, we've been packing it much deeper and it seems to be healing better. My...
  6. J

    Unusual flare up symptoms

    Hi! I've been dealing with pilonidal cysts for 6 years, I've had a total of 4 cysts and 3 surgeries. The last few days I've felt some irritation in my scar, but it feels like a burning pain. My cysts grow inwards so the first symptom is usually that horrible tailbone pain from the pressure...
  7. T

    Post surgery.. healing question

    I noticed I had a pilondial cyst in the very end of May and got it drained at a dermatologist a few days later. Then, everything was fine, I had no pain, but then I noticed that it was still coming back. So I went to a surgeon and he surgically removed the rest of it in the end of June. It has...
  8. M

    First pilonidal flare since surgery.

    Hi, all, I apologize in advance for not having an awful lot of information handy, but I'll get started. About two years ago I got my first pilonidal cyst/abscess and at the time I had thought I pulled my low back somehow. I had never experienced pain so severe and as it got more swollen and hot...
  9. G

    Karydakis flap PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE

    So I've had a recurring pilonidal cyst for the last couple of years and I've had 2 operations already but it keeps coming back with a vengeance. I've been reccomded the karydakis flap operation, has anyone had this and can give me opinions please? I'm a 21 year old female and am really worried...
  10. P

    My story (Advice needed)!

    Hello,I'm a 15 years old girl from Greece and four days ago I had my first pilonidal cyst surgery. The cyst/symptoms appeared in early-December 2016.At first I thought it was the common back pain,but I was very concerned when I felt something under my skin in that area.In summary,I took some...
  11. Jessica G

    New patient with pilonidal cyst

    Hello, I'm super new to all this and I'm only 19 years old! I figured out something was wrong when I was going to the bathroom and wiped my butt and it was bloody with some pus. I immediately went to my boyfriend and told him to check it out and he said he found 2 tiny holes and I was like okay...
  12. Dan Jobson

    Im Healed! - Advice to Fellow Sufferers

    Hey guys, my nurse gave me the news this morning that I am now officially healed, so after just over 8 months since my surgery, I thought I'd share some advice with you. I had an open excision in July 2016, which was then stitched up, however after a week I got an infection and the stitches...
  13. A

    I need your help

    hi all, I've spent the last two weeks reading this forum and its time to ask for an advice. I was diagnosed with pilonidal cyst not three months ago at first it was 1 lump with a sinus tract that was so painful until it started leaking puss i was relieved of all pain then. Fast forward 3 weeks 1...
  14. Arianwen92

    Fed up

    12 weeks post op, gone from 3.5cm deep to 3cm deep. 5cm width to 4cm width. I know it's healing, but very slowly. I'm 24 years old female, it shocks me that it's taking so long... I'm a student nurse and I've seen 60 year olds who have healed faster than this... The nurses I see every day...
  15. Paininthea$$

    WTF this can't be real? -help

    Back story.... ok so I originally had closed incision surgery in October, after major issues with infection and a new lump (abscess/cyst?)appearing above the initial removal site I had a second surgery January 24 for wound debridement and removal of new pocket with an immediate wound vac (this...
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    Help in Quebec??

    I think I'm going to have an acute flare up in the next few days. I first got this abscess in 2013 and it comes back around every 6 months, and with the swelling it gets to be about the size of my fist. I was supposed to get surgery a year ago but I had to move from California to Quebec so I...
  17. RaeRae

    Almost a year of pain

    Hey all, I am a 23 year old female and have been struggling with these horrific things since August 2014. The first, second, and third pilo I got had to be excised and packed for a week. Not to mention the second one I got caused me to miss my last week of my associate degree and I had to walk...
  18. C

    Help!! I'm at my end

    Hi I'm new. I'll start by saying this is the most embarrassing thing that I've ever had happen physically. About a year and a few months. I had my very first pilonidal. Which came fast and angry! Worst pain by far. I'd choose to birth my twins again over it. I went to the doctor once I...
  19. U

    What is this coming out of my wound?

    I'll start off with a lil background first. I had my first ever pilonidal cyst drained around June last year and I've been left with an open wound that's been healing ever since. I recently got discharged from my clinic and instructed to look after it myself. I had been doing everything...
  20. Paininthea$$

    Second surgery wide excision with vac

    help!!! I'm 3 months post op from my first excision surgery. They did a "D" flap full closure on the midline. About 9cm by 4cm deep. I was sent home same day with home care for dressing changes. Now less than 4 days home I was brewing an infection. Long story short my surgeon was going on...
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