Discharge and itchy/stingy feeling after primary closure surgery

KingofPain

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Hi all

I’ve had a sinus excision with primary closure just over 3 weeks ago.

The top of the incision heals very nicely, it’s all closed up.

The bottom seems to be closed as well, I’ve got something that looks like a paper cut on a side of my cleft, and when I touch it it stings. I’ve been to a check up twice and no one mentioned anything about it, even though two different nurses had a pretty good look at it under a light.

But Ive noticed there’s light brown sticky discharge coming out of that place near the “paper cut”. I can’t see an opening as my gluteal cleft is really tight in that spot so can’t really see “the middle”, but sometimes I feel a sting/itchiness and then when I swipe the area with a cotton bud, it comes out light brown with slightly unpleasant smell (like fungal infection?).

I’ve rang the hospital about it but they’ve said if I haven’t got any pain and the discharge is not increasing then it’s ok …

I don’t know if it’s coming out from the bottom end of the incision or have I a got another pit/sinus that has been missed during the surgery (even though in my hospital discharge notes it says the surgeon I inspected the cleft with a probe, whatever it means…)

Now I sat down on my side for 20 minutes and felt the stingy feeling again. I went to the toilet and there wasn’t enough of discharge to stay on my underwear but the inside of my cleft was damp.

Should I go back to the hospital to have it checked? Other than that I have no pain, redness, temperature or swelling. I’ve had two different antibiotics post surgery, surely infection would happen earlier than nearly a month after surgery?

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Hi There!

I had the surgery like 40 day ago and I encountered literally the same thing as yours (paper cut opening .. 2 actually), wonder if there's any updates on your behalf? It would be of massive help.
 

KingofPain

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Hi

So I’m now 7 weeks post op, and the places where the paper cuts were (cause I ended up having two as well) turned into holes. The surgeon put small pressure on the bottom of my scar and the itchy spot which was a hole, started discharging small amount of pus & blood, so my surgeon put an iodine dressing inside for few hrs, and he told me to remove it when I get home, and to wear a pad in the back of my underwear cause it might leak.
It burnt like hell! I was in lots of pain, could hardly walk, the whole incision swelled up and was red, I was terrified to be honest. The surgeon said nothing of what he actually wanted to achieve by doing this.
Up until that point, my incision was healing perfectly and I was so careful with proper hygiene, still sat on my sides etc. so I was panicking that it got infected.

Anyway, the next day it started POURING dark brown discharge and I felt immediate relief. The next day, the other “paper cut” in the middle of my scar turned into a hole too. Like a proper opening (I’ve got a picture but don’t know how to attach it.) I panicked, again. It was discharging mix of blood, pus, plasma even. But I felt SO much better.

I obviously started to wonder if it’s a PD reoccurrence or wound breakdown, but the nurses don’t think it’s the PD- they say most likely there was a fluid build up after my surgery (I never had a drain put in) that needed draining and it found its way out.

It all happened last week. I’ve been to two check ups since then - they want to keep an eye on the middle hole as it’s quite deep apparently. They say it HOPEFULLY should close on its own as they don’t see signs of infection. But they did tell me that sometimes it takes months.

It’s discharging everyday but small amounts, and the discharge is more clear each day. I’ve not had any pain, swelling or redness since. The bottom hole seems to be nearly closed too as I’ve not had the itching since.

My surgeon was so “kind” that he
told me that my surgery was a “bloodbath” apparently - he had to make deep and wide excision to get all the tissue out. I can only assume that the stitches had a difficult job of holding a massive hole together and some of them let go. Im grateful that he managed to close it - I’ve heard sometimes they make the decision to leave it open mid surgery, it it’s too extensive. I’d be devastated - I’m determined to not have it open. If my wound doesn’t heal, my next step would be a cleft lift.

Sorry I ended up writing so much but I wanted to give as much details as possible. In a nutshell, I’d book an appointment with your surgeon to have a look at the bit where it itches. Mine was hidden right between my buttocks, like they really have to get in there to see it.
 

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Hi, I’m really sorry to hear that your healing is still in progress. Hopefully you will recover soon. Can I just ask you from which part of Uk are you based? Maybe good idea will be to see Miss Senapati in London or Portsmouth.

I’ve had PD since July 2018, since then I had 3 surgeries trough nhs two in 2018, one in 2021 November, all of them have been open wound never healed all the time getting infected. In 2022 in January I went to see Senapati private she decided to do cleft lift, due to her private treatment was expensive I went to see specialist in my country in Poland, had cleft lift at the end of April, I could barely sat straight after the surgery, every day I could sit for longer, got back to work as a bus driver. Next week will be two months after my surgery and everything is perfect, by the end of this month my doctor advised my that I can go back to gym etc. He’d seen me 2 after the surgery and he been happy with the job he done.

I will highly recommend to see specialist with this problem as to be honest in my opinion most of the nhs doesn’t have clue how to help, since 2018 I’ve seen maybe a hundred different people(change GP few times, see different doctors in different hospital in Kent) lol and I been told that the wound will healed which never happened..

Cleft lift may be scary but actually the healing process is so easy, we didn’t had to pack it just putting some gauze on top for 3 weeks, could walk straight after surgery.

Let me know if you have any questions and keep us updated with your situation

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hi

Thanks for your reply.

I’m from Southampton. I’ve seen Senapati two years ago but they couldn’t give me a date as it was during COVID. So I waited ages, and it turned out her assistant accidentally deleted me from her waiting list … By then it was early 2021 and I didn’t want the surgey then as I had lots of plans, including my wedding.

In the meantime the NHS hospital rang me to see if I wanted to come for the assessment with their colorectal surgeon as I went and he said he wants to do a closed incision. I was obviously hesitant because it it’s less effective than a cleft lift but the Senapati send me a letter with the surger costs which has gone up (it’s used to be around £1500 I think and now it’s around £2000).

It was to much for me so I decided to take a chance with the NHS and pray it works. If not, I’ll get have it done with her.

I’m glad your surgery went well!

PS. I’m Polish too haha
 

Jacob97

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Nie da się wysłać prywatnej wiadomości ale jak masz jakieś pytania to wal śmiało. Poleciałem do Wrocławia do doktora Norbert Zapotoczny placówka prywatna venomedica koszt konsultacji 200zl to grosze w porównaniu do Senapati i jej 260£ z kapelusza( słyszałem ze ona ma iść na emeryturę wiec tez nie wiem ile jeszcze będzie pracować) całość operacji to 6900 i wszystkie wizyty wliczone, taniej mnie wyszło wynająć Airbnb tam na 7 dni i wróciłem normalnie po operacji do UK, zabieg u niego to jak przyjemność, nic nie boli można miasto zwiedzać na drugi dzień, na prawdę polecam. Ale mam nadzieje ze uda Ci się to zagoić
 

KingofPain

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Dzięki!

To niezły zbieg okoliczności - Wrocław moje miasto :)

Niestety Senapati bardzo droga, byłam na konsultacji która trwała 10 minut i £260 … Tylko po to, żeby mi powiedziała że to pilonidal i że może cleft lift.

Dam temu jeszcze kilka tygodni na zagojenie a potem będę się dalej dowiadywać.
 

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Pan Doktor jest bardzo rzetelny, spędził chyba z godzinę na tłumaczeniu jak wyglada zabieg, jaka jest najlepsza metoda na to, no i to ze cleft lift daje największy procent ze choroba już nigdy nie wróci. Zabieg jest w znieczuleniu miejscowym, senapati chciała znieczulenie ogólne gdzie jak powiedziałem doktorowi jakie zabiegi miałem w Anglii to za głowę się złapał.. Doktor miał szkolenie w Stanach Zjednoczonych skąd metoda bascoma pochodzi wiec ma duża wiedzę, placówka na prawdę na wysokim poziomie miła atmosfera podczas zabiegu mogłem mieć telefon, wodę cukierki podczas gdy Pan Doktor mnie naprawiał.. Mam nadzieje ze nie będziesz musiała tego przechodzić poraz kolejny, ale jeśli masz jakieś wątpliwości to polecam w 100% poleciec do pierwszego w Polsce centrum pilonidalnego bo po moich doświadczeniach tutaj oni nie wiedza jak pomoc, a koszta prywatnie to żart.
 

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Mogłabyś opisać jak teraz się czujesz? Czy miałaś duża ranę przed operacja czy jak wyglądał Twój początek z tym cholerstwem?
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Hi

So I’m now 7 weeks post op, and the places where the paper cuts were (cause I ended up having two as well) turned into holes. The surgeon put small pressure on the bottom of my scar and the itchy spot which was a hole, started discharging small amount of pus & blood, so my surgeon put an iodine dressing inside for few hrs, and he told me to remove it when I get home, and to wear a pad in the back of my underwear cause it might leak.
It burnt like hell! I was in lots of pain, could hardly walk, the whole incision swelled up and was red, I was terrified to be honest. The surgeon said nothing of what he actually wanted to achieve by doing this.
Up until that point, my incision was healing perfectly and I was so careful with proper hygiene, still sat on my sides etc. so I was panicking that it got infected.

Anyway, the next day it started POURING dark brown discharge and I felt immediate relief. The next day, the other “paper cut” in the middle of my scar turned into a hole too. Like a proper opening (I’ve got a picture but don’t know how to attach it.) I panicked, again. It was discharging mix of blood, pus, plasma even. But I felt SO much better.

I obviously started to wonder if it’s a PD reoccurrence or wound breakdown, but the nurses don’t think it’s the PD- they say most likely there was a fluid build up after my surgery (I never had a drain put in) that needed draining and it found its way out.

It all happened last week. I’ve been to two check ups since then - they want to keep an eye on the middle hole as it’s quite deep apparently. They say it HOPEFULLY should close on its own as they don’t see signs of infection. But they did tell me that sometimes it takes months.

It’s discharging everyday but small amounts, and the discharge is more clear each day. I’ve not had any pain, swelling or redness since. The bottom hole seems to be nearly closed too as I’ve not had the itching since.

My surgeon was so “kind” that he
told me that my surgery was a “bloodbath” apparently - he had to make deep and wide excision to get all the tissue out. I can only assume that the stitches had a difficult job of holding a massive hole together and some of them let go. Im grateful that he managed to close it - I’ve heard sometimes they make the decision to leave it open mid surgery, it it’s too extensive. I’d be devastated - I’m determined to not have it open. If my wound doesn’t heal, my next step would be a cleft lift.

Sorry I ended up writing so much but I wanted to give as much details as possible. In a nutshell, I’d book an appointment with your surgeon to have a look at the bit where it itches. Mine was hidden right between my buttocks, like they really have to get in there to see it

Hi

So I’m now 7 weeks post op, and the places where the paper cuts were (cause I ended up having two as well) turned into holes. The surgeon put small pressure on the bottom of my scar and the itchy spot which was a hole, started discharging small amount of pus & blood, so my surgeon put an iodine dressing inside for few hrs, and he told me to remove it when I get home, and to wear a pad in the back of my underwear cause it might leak.
It burnt like hell! I was in lots of pain, could hardly walk, the whole incision swelled up and was red, I was terrified to be honest. The surgeon said nothing of what he actually wanted to achieve by doing this.
Up until that point, my incision was healing perfectly and I was so careful with proper hygiene, still sat on my sides etc. so I was panicking that it got infected.

Anyway, the next day it started POURING dark brown discharge and I felt immediate relief. The next day, the other “paper cut” in the middle of my scar turned into a hole too. Like a proper opening (I’ve got a picture but don’t know how to attach it.) I panicked, again. It was discharging mix of blood, pus, plasma even. But I felt SO much better.

I obviously started to wonder if it’s a PD reoccurrence or wound breakdown, but the nurses don’t think it’s the PD- they say most likely there was a fluid build up after my surgery (I never had a drain put in) that needed draining and it found its way out.

It all happened last week. I’ve been to two check ups since then - they want to keep an eye on the middle hole as it’s quite deep apparently. They say it HOPEFULLY should close on its own as they don’t see signs of infection. But they did tell me that sometimes it takes months.

It’s discharging everyday but small amounts, and the discharge is more clear each day. I’ve not had any pain, swelling or redness since. The bottom hole seems to be nearly closed too as I’ve not had the itching since.

My surgeon was so “kind” that he
told me that my surgery was a “bloodbath” apparently - he had to make deep and wide excision to get all the tissue out. I can only assume that the stitches had a difficult job of holding a massive hole together and some of them let go. Im grateful that he managed to close it - I’ve heard sometimes they make the decision to leave it open mid surgery, it it’s too extensive. I’d be devastated - I’m determined to not have it open. If my wound doesn’t heal, my next step would be a cleft lift.

Sorry I ended up writing so much but I wanted to give as much details as possible. In a nutshell, I’d book an appointment with your surgeon to have a look at the bit where it itches. Mine was hidden right between my buttocks, like they really have to get in there to see it.
Hi again,
Five days ago I went to my surgeon to get checked for those paper cut holes, he told me they were just opening from sutures removal and they're not a big deal and will go away on their own, he also advised me to take an antibiotic to not get them infected till they heal, a third one appeared 3 days ago tbh.

Is there any updates on your side? I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks again
 

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Mogłabyś opisać jak teraz się czujesz? Czy miałaś duża ranę przed operacja czy jak wyglądał Twój początek z tym cholerstwem?
Pozdrawiam
Hej, to niestety długa historia haha

Wiec pierwszy raz miałam cystę w 2016, w kwietniu - nie wiedziałam co się ze mną dzieje, w ciagu kilku dni to przerodziło się z trochę bolącej kości ogonowej do czegoś co wyglądało na ropień, wokół którego wszystko mi spuchnęło. Miałam tez objawy gorączki, ogolnie bardzo źle się czułam. Głupio zrobiłam, że nie poszłam do lekarza, ale to wszystko mi się zaczęło krótko po przeprowadzce w nowe miejsce i nawet nie byłam jeszcze zarejestrowana u GP. W każdym razie kąpałem sie w gorącej wodzie z solą i kropilam olejek z drzewa herbacianego wprost na ten ropień. Poszłam spać i w nocy mi pękło i zaczęło sie udrażniać.
Miałam spokój przez kolejne dwa lata, aż do kwietnia (znowu!) 2018 roku kiedy znowu czułam spuchniecie i ból, nie aż taki jak za pierwszym razem i nie było ropnia. Tym razem bylo to zlokalizowane niżej i bardziej po lewej stronie, na lewym pośladku. Byłam u GP, dali mi antybiotyk i kazali brać kąpiele. Po kilku dniach mi przeszlo. Ale od tego czasu już zawsze mialam to miejsce wrażliwe, GP twierdził ze to „scar tissue” . Dał mi skierowanie do chirurga, który powiezial ze widzi openining od zatoki ale nie jest zainfekowana wiec póki co nie chce operować …

Dwa lata później (maj 2020, zaraz na początku pandemi) czułam ból na lewym pośladku, i po paru dniach wyszło mi coś co wyglądało na kolejne otarcie zatoki, wyglądało jak jakiś bąbel z którego się ciagle coś sączyło. Poszłam do chirurga jeszcze raz z tym, i wtedy się zgodzili na operacje ale nie mogli mi dać daty (przed pandemie). W sierpniu 2020 byłam na konsultacji u Senapati, która powiedziała ze kwalifikuję się na cleft lift ale muszę się zapisać na listę oczekujących i tez nie wie kiedy.

I tak się z tym nosiłam do 2021, Senapati miała kilka dat ale się nie mogłam zdecydować żeby tyle kasy wydać, poza tym byłam na studiach i pracowałam itp. Potem moja mama miała wylew i miałam inne sprawy na głowie niż moja operacja, miałam tez ślub w październiku 2021, wiec ogolnie to nie był dobry rok na to. W między czasie z tej zatoki na pośladku co jakiś czas mi
Się po prostu wylewała krew, i widziałam ze nie moge ryzykować ze mi się to przytrafi w miejscu publicznym.

W marcu tego roku dostałam telefon od szpitala NHS ze mają dużo dostępnych dat na kwiecień jak chcę, więc pomyślałam sobie że dobra, zaryzykuje, najwyżej potem pójdę prywatnie i wydam te £2000.

Operacja przeszła ok, chociaż jak to moj chirurg opisał, krew się lała - musiał zrobiłc dość głębokie i szerokie nacięcie żeby te dwa otwarcia i zatokę wyciąć. Ale mi to zaszył, i nawet nie bylo bolesne. Wróciłam do domu w ten sam dzień, dali mi dwa mocne antybiotyki i dużo leków przeciwbólowych do domu, ale nie musiałam ich używać aż tyle. Gorzej to sobie wyobrażałam szczerze mówiąc!

Byłam na dwóch przeglądach, i pielęgniarki twierdzili że rana goi się wzorcowo ale ja czułam i widziałam ze coś mi się z dołu sączy. Wiec jeszcE raz mnie chirurg zobaczył i powiedział ze faktycznie, w jednym miejscu szwy puściły i mi tam nalał iodine . Po tym „zabiegu” bolało mnie jak cholera, i po dwóch dniach zaczęło mi się to sączyć, sama nawet nie wiem czym - krwią ,Osoczem, ropą. I potem mi szwy puściły jeszcze na środku rany, i tam tez się zaczęło wylewać.

To pierwsze otwarcie sie zagoiło, ale to środkowe mam pakowane co dwa dni gazą, dali mi tam na weekend specjalny opeatrinek ze srebrem Aquacel żeby przyspieszyć gojenie. Ta dziura ma podobno 1 cm głębokości. Zobaczymy czy jest postęp jutro, mam wizytę z
Chirurgiem. Póki co pielęgniarki twierdzą ze rana wyglada na czystą i nie zainfekowaną, ale wzięły wymaz czy nie rozwija się tam jakaś bakteria.

Mam nadzieje, że wszytko jest na dobrej drodze. :) jak nie to będę szukała innych rozwiązań, NA PEWNO nie chce open surgery!

Tez pozdrawiam
 

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Hi again,
Five days ago I went to my surgeon to get checked for those paper cut holes, he told me they were just opening from sutures removal and they're not a big deal and will go away on their own, he also advised me to take an antibiotic to not get them infected till they heal, a third one appeared 3 days ago tbh.

Is there any updates on your side? I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks again
Hi, so the bottom opening has healed but the middle one needs regular packing now. It’s 1 c/m deep, and they’ve put the Aquacel extra silver dressing over the weekend. They took it out on
Monday and said it looks clean but it might need help with healing. So I’m having it washed with iodine and packed with a regular gauze every two days. The nurse was so kind she also plucked some hairs growing around the opening.

I’m going back in tomorrow, hope they measure it again and that there has been some progress! They also should have the results back of my bacterial swab they took last week. If they find something, I might also be put on antibiotics

That’s good they put you on antibiotics, hopefully it will be enough to heal it.
 

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Hi, so the bottom opening has healed but the middle one needs regular packing now. It’s 1 c/m deep, and they’ve put the Aquacel extra silver dressing over the weekend. They took it out on
Monday and said it looks clean but it might need help with healing. So I’m having it washed with iodine and packed with a regular gauze every two days. The nurse was so kind she also plucked some hairs growing around the opening.

I’m going back in tomorrow, hope they measure it again and that there has been some progress! They also should have the results back of my bacterial swab they took last week. If they find something, I might also be put on antibiotics

That’s good they put you on antibiotics, hopefully it will be enough to heal it.
Any news? Mine seems to be not healing, the brown discharge is becoming less though, maybe that's a sign of healing idk.
 

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Hi

Unfortunately I’ve still got exudate from both holes. The bottom one is on and off, some days there’s nothing some there’s a bit of brown stuff. The middle hole still requires packing, I haven’t had it measured yet so I’m not sure if it’s smaller in size now. I change my own packing 2-3 times a week and I’m having it washed and changed twice a week in the hospital. When I did it this morning I’ve noticed some slight bleeding, not sure if that’s a good thing? Now the hole looks bloody red, but doesn’t hurt/there’s no swelling.

The nurses keep telling me that it’s just takes time to heal… I’m going back on Monday and I’m going to ask for another follow up with my surgeon - maybe now they can start putting something on it (silver dressing for example) to speed up the process. Im sure there are different tricks to help it close up, it’s just they wanted to get rid off the infection first (not sure if I’ve mentioned previously, but they took a swab of the larger opening and it came back as moderately infected, so I was on Metronidazole for 5 days).

So yeah, it’s annoying that the holes are still there but I also agree that there’s definitely less discharge.
 

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Hi

Unfortunately I’ve still got exudate from both holes. The bottom one is on and off, some days there’s nothing some there’s a bit of brown stuff. The middle hole still requires packing, I haven’t had it measured yet so I’m not sure if it’s smaller in size now. I change my own packing 2-3 times a week and I’m having it washed and changed twice a week in the hospital. When I did it this morning I’ve noticed some slight bleeding, not sure if that’s a good thing? Now the hole looks bloody red, but doesn’t hurt/there’s no swelling.

The nurses keep telling me that it’s just takes time to heal… I’m going back on Monday and I’m going to ask for another follow up with my surgeon - maybe now they can start putting something on it (silver dressing for example) to speed up the process. Im sure there are different tricks to help it close up, it’s just they wanted to get rid off the infection first (not sure if I’ve mentioned previously, but they took a swab of the larger opening and it came back as moderately infected, so I was on Metronidazole for 5 days).

So yeah, it’s annoying that the holes are still there but I also agree that there’s definitely less disc
Hi

Unfortunately I’ve still got exudate from both holes. The bottom one is on and off, some days there’s nothing some there’s a bit of brown stuff. The middle hole still requires packing, I haven’t had it measured yet so I’m not sure if it’s smaller in size now. I change my own packing 2-3 times a week and I’m having it washed and changed twice a week in the hospital. When I did it this morning I’ve noticed some slight bleeding, not sure if that’s a good thing? Now the hole looks bloody red, but doesn’t hurt/there’s no swelling.

The nurses keep telling me that it’s just takes time to heal… I’m going back on Monday and I’m going to ask for another follow up with my surgeon - maybe now they can start putting something on it (silver dressing for example) to speed up the process. Im sure there are different tricks to help it close up, it’s just they wanted to get rid off the infection first (not sure if I’ve mentioned previously, but they took a swab of the larger opening and it came back as moderately infected, so I was on Metronidazole for 5 days).

So yeah, it’s annoying that the holes are still there but I also agree that there’s definitely less discharge.
BTW how do you know for sure it's not a recurrence, I just assumed that mine because it's just been 2 months after surgery, but right now if feel like this could actually be a recurrence .. or not!

I don't know yet, I'm seeing my surgeon this week.
 

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Me too, I worried about reoccurrence as opposed to wound dehiscence, but the opening was too big and too shallow for it to be a sinus, never had cyst or swelling associated with acute pilo. I touch the area of my midline daily to check for tenderness and there isn’t any.

Yesterday I had my last nurse appointment, the hole is 99% closed, it’s too small to pack anymore. I’ve just got small dressing over it to catch any discharge, that I’ve been told is serous.

I had to drive my car for 20 minute yesterday, I felt fairly confident it would be ok and it was! That’s a first time since my surgery (end of April). I’m SLIGHTLY tender today but not in pain.

I know I’m not in out of the woods yet and I’m checking for any abnormalities around my cleft area daily. I’m hoping I’ll be able to sign up for a laser hair removal soon.

All the best
 

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Me too, I worried about reoccurrence as opposed to wound dehiscence, but the opening was too big and too shallow for it to be a sinus, never had cyst or swelling associated with acute pilo. I touch the area of my midline daily to check for tenderness and there isn’t any.

Yesterday I had my last nurse appointment, the hole is 99% closed, it’s too small to pack anymore. I’ve just got small dressing over it to catch any discharge, that I’ve been told is serous.

I had to drive my car for 20 minute yesterday, I felt fairly confident it would be ok and it was! That’s a first time since my surgery (end of April). I’m SLIGHTLY tender today but not in pain.

I know I’m not in out of the woods yet and I’m checking for any abnormalities around my cleft area daily. I’m hoping I’ll be able to sign up for a laser hair removal soon.

All the best
Hi again,

It's been a while, so how are you doing with those holes? Have they healed yet?
It's now almost 4 months since my surgery and they've been getting smaller in size but never close completely, I've been taking antibiotics so the discharge is alot less too, but the pain seems to still be there .. like sometimes I get some unbearable pain down there and other times it feels 100% painless.

The surgeon's idea is to continue on antibiotics - been 3 months now on em dealing with all their side effects - till they close completely, but It's been so long and tbh I'm starting to get afraid they might never close again.

Thank you for your time, hope you've finally healed from it!
 

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Hi again,

It's been a while, so how are you doing with those holes? Have they healed yet?
It's now almost 4 months since my surgery and they've been getting smaller in size but never close completely, I've been taking antibiotics so the discharge is alot less too, but the pain seems to still be there .. like sometimes I get some unbearable pain down there and other times it feels 100% painless.

The surgeon's idea is to continue on antibiotics - been 3 months now on em dealing with all their side effects - till they close completely, but It's been so long and tbh I'm starting to get afraid they might never close again.

Thank you for your time, hope you've finally healed from it!
Hi

thanks for checking in.

Unfortunately I’m still healing. I’ve got the tiniest hole, with some discharge which is the most annoying thing. I’ve got no pain whatsoever- sometimes slight discomfort after driving for long.

I’ve got check ups every two weeks with the nurse, who reckons it is going to heal. I bought some iodine and Medi honey to apply daily.

It’s nearly been 4 months for me too, it’s frustrating but I cannot afford another surgery until next year (time and money wise, I’m starting college in September). I’m hoping that’s not the case, however I’ve got a feeling I’ll need a cleft lift sooner or later.

I’m sorry to hear you’re in the same boat, especially the pain!
 
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