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  1. GrahamCracker

    Suture opening up

    hey! This is only second post here, but i had a pilonidal excision friday 12/29/2017. All is well, im in almost zero pain but the glue they used to close me up is somewhat opening. Maybe a quarter inch. Idk how bug the original incision was. I am not in oain ad there doesnt seem to be excess...
  2. R

    Opinions? What to purchase before cleft lift surgery for comfort & prepared post op?

    Hello all! So after going to urgent care and having a pretty painful and infected reoccuring pilonidal cyst lanced, I was referred to a general surgeon since I last posted on this forum the beginning of December. I have to get a closed excision cleft lift surgery on the 2nd of January and was...
  3. T

    Cleft lift pain 3 years later

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum but have been reading since my first flare up. I am a female who is 25 years old. My junior year of high school I began experiencing sharp pain in my tailbone area. One night it was so bad I had to go to the ER and was told I had an abscess. The doctors...
  4. E

    Doctors won't do anything?

    My poli cyst has flared up three times now, they just keep giving me antibiotics. The second time it happened my doctor told me to go to the emergency room if the pain is still the same tomorrow, I went but there was a six hour minimum wait time and it's excruciating to sit up in a chair for ten...
  5. E

    How does surgery work?

    I've read multiple threads where people say they've had local anaesthetic to numb the area but I've also read just as much about people actually being put under. This is the third time in two years my cyst has gotten infected and it's excruciating, I can't do anything! I have really bad anxiety...
  6. B

    IS MY CASE RARE????

    Hi, so i will cut it short. I had a surgery this year 22 august after diagnosing a teeny tiny early pilonidal stage hole. It's been 3 months now and my tissues tear apart every time they are about to heal. 1st time. It was 0.4 cm and broke down to 2 cm 2nd time. It was less than 1 cm and now...
  7. B

    Pilonidal Sinus Operation Tomorrow!! Very Nervous

    Hi All, Tomorrow is my first pilonidal operation, I have a pilonidal sinus. I went to my GP complaining of discharge and once he had a look over I was diagnosed with a pilonidal sinus. I was told the only way to have this removed is through surgery, ever since then I have been very nervous...
  8. S

    6 year old born with sacral dimple. Any ideas what this is?

    my son was born with sacral dimple. We had ultrasound when he was born and it was normal. Fast forward 6 years something started growing out of the crease. It's been 4 weeks and it's small but resembles a tiny piece of spaghetti. It's hard. No signs of infection but surgeon wants to remove. Is...
  9. X

    Looking for basic info

    Ive had my pilonidal cyst drained 3 times now, and it comes back about a month later (despite packing, cleaning, etc.). So I figure I need surgery to get it removed, right? Problem is that they schedule those surgeries a long period in advance, which means it's about a month away. I see people...
  10. L

    I just don’t know, can you help?

    hello everyone, I’m in a bit of a pickle regarding my sinus that I had operated on last Thursday (1 week ago). My surgeon explained he had 3 options as to what he’d do but wouldn’t know which he’d do until he got in there. I wake up and he’s gone home as I was the last of the evening list so I...
  11. P

    Dull aching pain. Need advice!

    hello, First off I'll give a little background info:- In the past 3 years Ive had 5 operations to remove pilonidal cysts which have turned into sinuses, as well as having numerous flare ups in between, controlled by antibiotics. These don't seem to work anymore as Ive had them on and off for 3...
  12. B

    Healing: going through my post surgery process

    Hi, So this is my first time posting on this site. I am a 19-year-old girl who started having this problem a year ago, at first I thought it was just some hygienic problem I could deal with but soon it started bleeding when I used tissues too often at the tailbone and was even painful on weight...
  13. 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...
  14. X

    Open Excision Surgery Updates

    Hello! I'm 20yo from the UK and had my open excision surgery yesterday. I wanted to write a post with daily updates to really inform people what it's like. I think there are a lot of horror stories on here but I'm hoping mine will be a positive one! I came out of surgery lying on my back at...
  15. T

    Modified Karydakis Success!

    I came to this site prior to my surgery a nervous wreck and found the information and the stories on here to be so so helpful. I wanted to give a little back! Six months post op and I just wanted to share some optimism that you don't need to suffer with a pilonidal forever! A little background...
  16. Farhan

    Recent Surgery with open wound - No Medical Assistance available

    Hi folks, I have recently joined this forum and seeking for some guidance with your experiences as a doctor or a patient. Before I go in details, please note I work in UAE (Abu Dhabi) and had my surgery in Pakistan (Lahore). As after pilonidal surgery, its difficult to drive for a few days, so...
  17. S

    Minimally invasive surgery with Dr Luigi Basso

    Eight weeks ago I flew from the UK to Italy to have pilonidal cysts removed by Dr Luigi Basso, using his "minimally invasive" technique. Here's my story, in case it helps others (I found his details through these forums.) I've had coccyx pain (possibly misdiagnosed as coccydynia, possibly...
  18. B

    Z-plasty surgery

    hey everyone, I am so so glad I came across this forum and for the last 3 years I have been dealing with a recurring pilonidal sinus. At 18 I first noticed the pain on the top of my natal cleft area and I thought I had bruised my coxic bone. Me being the stress head I am bent over and looked in...
  19. 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...
  20. K

    Surgery Tomorrow.. SUPER NERVOUS

    Hey guys! I've been reading everyone's posts for months but now my time under the knife has come. I'm a 21 year old female and I was first diagnosed in March after three emergency room visits. A couple weeks later the surgeon finally lanced it and now a couple months later it's time for surgery...
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