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Hi to all my fellow sufferers. I have had HS since my mid teens. It first started off with a pilidonal sinus on the base of my spine and then I have had the boils under both my arms and my groin. I have had to have three of them removed by surgery. In fact I am at home at present just recovering from having the last one removed. I have explored all avenues including alternative medicine such as herbal, chinese etc etc all to no avail. I have tried long term antiobiotics, special creams, washes and spent vast sums of money trying everything. I have four lumps under my right armpit at present, the worst of which has just been removed as this has been causing me no end of trouble for a long time. The other three I have to leave as they are. My surgeon told me that they cannot keep cutting lumps out of my arm because it might then mean I might have to have skin grafts in the future which would restrict the general movement of my arm. Obviously I dont want that. I had my last lump removed under local anaesthetic which went ok. However, I then got an infection, the wound burst and I had to have some of the stitches removed because they were holding the infection in!! All in all, not a good experience! I dont think I want to have any more removed!The surgeon told me I would grow out of the condition. However, given that I have had it for so long and I am now 48, I'll be on my zimmer and still suffering!!
With sympathies to you all.
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