pilondial cyst

  1. K

    Surgery 1/30/20, Closed Wound, Still Drainage :(

    Hello all, thank you for reading my post. Age: 31 Location: Orange County CA Before surgery: I've had the pilonidal cyst drained twice. Taken a lot of antibiotics for it, with and without lancing it. After Surgery: it is now 6/17/2021, and I'm still dealing with it. The drainage stopped for a...
  2. E

    Wound Reopened

    Hi, the title might be confusing but hopefully when I explain what I mean you can understand. I had my cyst extraction surgery in September of last year and had to miss work for four weeks because of it. After having the surgery and spending the recovery time home, the stitches (they placed...
  3. N

    cyst periodically draining on its own from hole on lower back after a doctor cut and drained it

    I am new to this website so forgive me if similar threads/posts already exists. I wanted to share my story and see if anyone else's story is similar. So, obviously I have a pilonidal cyst/sinus/abscess. I first noticed it four years ago during my freshman year of college. I noticed that...
  4. D

    I hope this helps

    So I’m 21 yall, had my first cyst when I was around 17 and it affected me til I was about 19-20. I also had severe eczema which as y’all know is a “chronic” and needs medication to treat. So in 2018 I decided to eat plant based Whole Foods, no dairy, no meat (except whole organic chicken ), no...
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    Healing Problems - Help Please

    Dear All, I am three months post op with a primary closure surgery with a flap,I have healed fairly well.There is no puss from the site of the cyst.There is some new skin forming as well.My only concern is that near the stitches close to my anal area,the healing is slow.There is still some...
  6. S

    Is my experience common?

    Hi everyone, I’m amazed to have found this place. This website has helped me understand this problem much better and I’m thankful for all the insight it’s provided. I’m a 25 y/o girl from Australia. For years (probably 10) I had tiny flare ups maybe once a year with my cyst. I had no idea what...
  7. 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...
  8. T

    I believe I have a pilonidal cyst

    I'm sure many people have said this, so sorry for that, if you've seen this before. Something 4 years ago(i am currently 20 yr old) I mentioned during a regular check at the doctor that a had a small boil like thing just at top of my butt crack. But he looked at it said to just keep it clean and...
  9. 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...
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    Hi There I’m new to this forum and very scared. I have just started getting pilondial cysts in the past year. I’m in my 30s and never had them before in my life. Anyway I had what I thought was a cyst removed by my dermatologist but it turned out to be a growth caused by overgranulation. I...
  11. 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...
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    New member, second reoccuring infection!

    Hello all, I'm new here so I'll give some info about past medical history and my experience with PSD. I am a 19 year old female and had my first pilonidal abscess when I was 18. I had no idea what it was but I remember feeling nauseous, not eating, having night sweats/low grade fever along with...
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    Numbness after pilonidal surgery

    I had my surgery three weeks ago to remove my pilonidal cyst and its almost completely healed I do have a small hole and it currently has packing in it.I do have numbness where the scar is and I dont feel much when its being cleaned and packed.Is it possible that I have nerve damage?
  14. M

    My story - 5 years pilonidal sinus - bascom procedure

    Hi guys I had been suffering with pilonidal sinus for 5 years. I am currently 25 and have always suffered with severe anxiety attacks when it comes to surgical procedures or needles. I used to avoid doctors at all costs. Having pilonidal sinus had stopped me from doing so many things whilst i...
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    Quiet pilonidal cyst, with surgery scheduled in a week and a half

    Hi every one.... I have been having flare ups with pilonidal cyst for a while now, usually going away on there own. This year I needed to go to the emergency room to have it lanced and packed, it went away and returned and when I went to the emergency room they said it had popped and was flat...
  16. K

    Advice needed!!

    Hi everyone! I had pilondial cyst surgery in March 2014 - got stitches and it was sorted in two weeks. Had surgery for another cyst in November 2016 - this time it was left opened to be packed daily and it healed mid-April. Two months after healing - I have another cyst!! It is uncomfortable...