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    Going to gym after pilonidal cyst surgery?

    Hey, I had a closed incision cysectomy a few weeks ago, in early July. I plan on avoiding the gym until I fully recover especially since classes start soon. I'm wondering if waiting until early September is enough time. I plan on avoiding lower body exercises and will only do arms, shoulders...
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    What would be the best and safe choice ?

    Hi I am a 17 year old male who has had a pilonidal cyst for about 2 years now. I’d say it’s about the size of a dime from what I can feel and hasn’t got much bigger or painful that I can tell. Although I feel two separate bumps. I went about a month ago to my doctor to get it checked out and...
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    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...
  4. G

    Muscle spasms after surgery, HELP

    I’m an 18 y/o male who’s in his sixth day after getting an open-wound pilonidal cyst surgery. I need urgent help. I’ve been getting these sudden spasms in my injury (tailbone area) since my gauze was packed for the first time. Today, those spasms are the worst because whenever I’m relaxed and...
  5. L

    I'm thinking taking the Cleft Lift route, have a couple questions..

    Hi again, I recently made a post about what I've been going through. I have my doctors appointment tomorrow for the check up a week after the lancing I just had, it had to be packed for 4-5 days, after that it couldn't really be packed anymore. Its basically back to feeling gone and what not...
  6. R

    Swiss Surgery Protocol, have you heard of this?

    Three weeks ago I went to the ER with an inflamed cyst and was able to visit a doctor about two weeks ago for consultation on surgery. The surgery included a pre-operative procedure that I have not seen mentioned here and am looking for insight and curious to know if anyone has had similar...
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    How painful is open wound recovery?

    My name is Dani and I’m having the surgery on Monday. My pain tolerance is very low and I’m extremely scared about the pain. In fact, I graduated high school yesterday and I’m going to college abroad in 2 months and I couldn’t care less about those things because I’ve been depressed due to the...
  8. 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...
  9. A

    Any advice for closed surgery after care

    I got my first pilonidal sinus 9 months ago and it always only leaked blood. I never felt any pain and the blood leaking from the sinus was like a cycle. One month there was leakage other month I was fine. Very rarely I felt uncomfortable sitting when it did happpen it lasted a few seconds. (I'm...
  10. A

    Debating surgery... Help!!?

    I’m finally completely fed up with my polinidal cyst. I am planning on calling a surgeon soon and booking an appointment to discuss my options regarding the cyst. From what I understand there are multiple ways to deal with the cyst, such as just draining it and packing it, to full on removing...
  11. O

    Cleft Lift Surgery Experience

    Hello all, I wanted to post a thread about my experience with the cleft lift pilonidal surgery. I have come to this website for answers about my problems for a couple months now and it has helped more than any other website or doctor. Now that I am about to have surgery, I'd like to document my...
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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...
  13. S

    Too Soon for Further Treatment??

    I’ve had five pilonidal cysts since December. The first three went away on their own. Fourth one reached pain levels of 10, I could not walk, I could not even last until my appointment with my surgeon and instead went to the ER at 1am. A couple days ago #5 popped up so I went in to nip it in the...
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    Surgery Timing Question

    Hello all, My cyst has mostly gone back to normal with some tenderness and a tiny hole in the area. Nothing ever comes out of this hole. I saw a surgeon last week who confirmed the diagnosis and said it was too small to lance at that point but to come back in three weeks. She said it will...
  15. S

    Cleft lift after lancing x2

    Hi everyone, I have been suffering with PS for about 3 years and a half now. I have taken over 10 courses of antibiotics to help flare-ups. I had my first lancing in November 2016 where I had to have emergency surgery. After my first lancing, I went 8 months without any problems. I then...
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    Quickly Recurring Pilonidal

    Hello everyone! I've been reading this site for a while and want to share my story. Any and all advice is appreciated! At the beginning of July, I started noticing a "weird feeling" at the top of my tailbone. Nothing crazy at first, but enough for me to mention it to my husband a few times...
  17. 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...
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    Tips to ease inflammation and pain? (And a history of my cyst...)

    Hi there. I just recently joined these forums after coming across the website while researching topics about polinidal cysts. If you all don’t mind, I’ll give a quick background to my whole issue. (If you are not interested, feel free to skip through it). I am currently only 17 years old. I’ve...
  19. H

    Diagnosed with Pilonidal Cyst 2018

    Hello all beautiful people out there, I am a PhD Researcher residing in Italy these days and recently i.e. on 6th January 2018, I was diagnosed with this cyst. The history is that it all started in the end of 2017 when i felt pain in my Tail Bone area and i thought that it looks to be an issue...
  20. R

    Abscess surgery on the NHS (my experience)

    Hi everyone, I thought I’d share my experience, especially since it was my first ever operation. Some background info (or skip to paragraph 3 for the op talk): my first abscess developed roughly 2 years ago when I was 17 and I only experience pain sitting down. After a course of antibiotics (I...
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