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I had my first noticeable cyst 6 years ago. I was 30 then. I may have had a dimple in the area before, but that was the first time I had the typical painful cyst that drained. Primary care doctor tried antibiotics and it eventually drained and went away.

5 years later I had my second cyst. It was more minor but still painful. I was referred to a wound care doctor who cleaned it out and it eventually went away. The doc said that it was all closed and healed. The wound doctor said if I have a third one then surgery would be the best option. I asked if I could just have surgery to prevent and he said insurance was unlikely to cover unless there was active cyst.

Since then I have kept it clean and had no symptoms.

Should I pursue a cleft lift surgery? I would have to travel to find a doctor to do it.

Would cancer be a concern if I don’t have surgery?
 
I had my first noticeable cyst 6 years ago. I was 30 then. I may have had a dimple in the area before, but that was the first time I had the typical painful cyst that drained. Primary care doctor tried antibiotics and it eventually drained and went away.

5 years later I had my second cyst. It was more minor but still painful. I was referred to a wound care doctor who cleaned it out and it eventually went away. The doc said that it was all closed and healed. The wound doctor said if I have a third one then surgery would be the best option. I asked if I could just have surgery to prevent and he said insurance was unlikely to cover unless there was active cyst.

Since then I have kept it clean and had no symptoms.

Should I pursue a cleft lift surgery? I would have to travel to find a doctor to do it.

Would cancer be a concern if I don’t have surgery?
Brother what did MRI show? Is it deep cyst ?
 
I had my first noticeable cyst 6 years ago. I was 30 then. I may have had a dimple in the area before, but that was the first time I had the typical painful cyst that drained. Primary care doctor tried antibiotics and it eventually drained and went away.

5 years later I had my second cyst. It was more minor but still painful. I was referred to a wound care doctor who cleaned it out and it eventually went away. The doc said that it was all closed and healed. The wound doctor said if I have a third one then surgery would be the best option. I asked if I could just have surgery to prevent and he said insurance was unlikely to cover unless there was active cyst.

Since then I have kept it clean and had no symptoms.

Should I pursue a cleft lift surgery? I would have to travel to find a doctor to do it.

Would cancer be a concern if I don’t have surgery?
I had a cleft lift from one of the top specialists in the country about a month ago. I specifically asked him if I were to not get the surgery is there a chance it would heal completely on it's own. His answer was no, it will eventually come and go and get infected, it's a cycle. I had my initial open wound surgery 7 years ago and had continued problems until the cleft lift surgery. Towards the end it was getting infected almost monthly then I made the decision to go for the cleft lift. It's totally up to you however it's likely to come back eventually - that's what mine did and also became more frequent. If I were you I would probably just let it be until it becomes a real nuisance. Best of luck to you.
 
I had a cleft lift from one of the top specialists in the country about a month ago. I specifically asked him if I were to not get the surgery is there a chance it would heal completely on it's own. His answer was no, it will eventually come and go and get infected, it's a cycle. I had my initial open wound surgery 7 years ago and had continued problems until the cleft lift surgery. Towards the end it was getting infected almost monthly then I made the decision to go for the cleft lift. It's totally up to you however it's likely to come back eventually - that's what mine did and also became more frequent. If I were you I would probably just let it be until it becomes a real nuisance. Best of luck to you.
U r not satisfied after cleft left fishepa? What you feel after cleft lift? Is this not ok for you?
 
U r not satisfied after cleft left fishepa? What you feel after cleft lift? Is this not ok for you?
Yes, but the person above said they've only had a problem twice in 5 years. That is not enough to get surgery in my opinion.
 
Are you completely ok after cleft,? Can u jump run sit for long hours bend? Is there scar stretching?
 
Fishepa are you feeling Normal now after Bascom procedure or any regrets
Yep, just about back to normal. Still aches a bit if I sit for long period of time. Not back to playing tennis yet, I'm going to give it a few more weeks before I go back to sports.
 
Thanks fishepa. That is in line with what my doctor said and that if it happens again to get surgery — my issue is going to be finding a cleft lift surgeon because the doctor recommended open wound healing.
 
Thanks fishepa. That is in line with what my doctor said and that if it happens again to get surgery — my issue is going to be finding a cleft lift surgeon because the doctor recommended open wound healing.
Open wound surgery is about 60% successful according to my surgeon.
 
I had my first noticeable cyst 6 years ago. I was 30 then. I may have had a dimple in the area before, but that was the first time I had the typical painful cyst that drained. Primary care doctor tried antibiotics and it eventually drained and went away.

5 years later I had my second cyst. It was more minor but still painful. I was referred to a wound care doctor who cleaned it out and it eventually went away. The doc said that it was all closed and healed. The wound doctor said if I have a third one then surgery would be the best option. I asked if I could just have surgery to prevent and he said insurance was unlikely to cover unless there was active cyst.

Since then I have kept it clean and had no symptoms.

Should I pursue a cleft lift surgery? I would have to travel to find a doctor to do it.

Would cancer be a concern if I don’t have surgery?
My surgeon assured me that there is no threat of cancer with pilonidal disease.

I really wouldn't pursue a cleft lift or any surgery unless the cyst is causing you problems.
 
If you decide to get surgery, I understand Dr. Lambert in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area does cleft lift. There are older discussions on this forum about his practice.
 
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