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Pilonidal Sinus

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  • My pilondial nightmare.. so far..

    Hi all,  I posted below also, worrying about my stitches coming open. Who was I to know it would be much worse? 🙄 Side note: for anyone wondering I am 22.  I had my appointment to get my stitches it on 14th August, but none of the nurses at my GP could get them out. They sent me...

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  • Open Wound Method not working? Tingling pain?

    So over a year ago, I had my pilonidal cystectomy. The initial wound was 9cm long, 3cm wide and 6cm deep. Normally most people get stitched up at this point but risk the wound not healing right so my doctor wanted to use the open wound method where they pack the wound with gauze and let it heal from...

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  • Surgery?

    I'm 22 years old and have been convinced I had a lump at the bottom of my back for years (I exercise a lot and it aches incredibly when I do sit-ups) anyway, it was a Pilodial Sinus. I have a small hole above my bum (sometimes looks small, sometimes looks bigger if this is possible?) I have enquiried...

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  • My reoccurring pilonidal sinus story

    My story began in 2014 at the age of 18. I was working full time and I bent over at work to put away bottles of water and felt pain. At first I felt like I just bruised the area, but then I felt a lump which was very painful to touch. After finishing my shift my dad picked me up and when getting in the...

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  • Post Op - wound opened

    Hi all, Just looking to see if anyone has had a similar experience with their stitches... I have my pilonidal sinus removed last week 24 July, and they stitched it up. I was in severe pain at the weekend and went to my local minor injuries where they said the bottom stitch has come out and now the...

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  • pilonidal sinus

    Okay so this is the first time I have ever done this so I'm not sure what to expect Last week I had an operation to drain my pilonidal sinus. This was left opened and I need to go to my local doctors every day to get it changed and re packed again. This is my second week and I feel so much better....

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  • Conflicting Diagnosises

    Tuesday evening, I started having unexplained tailbone pain. I iced it, slept, and figured I'd feel better in the morning. Wednesday, I felt worse so went to a walk-in clinic where the doctor told me it was a very early stage pilonidal cyst and that I needed antibiotics. Due to a history of c.diff,...

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  • rhomboid flap procedure for pilonidal sinus

    Hello,is there anyone on this forum who has had the rhomboid flap procedure to remove a pilonidal sinus?I've been told by my surgeon that this is the final solution to cure my sinus as i've already had the wound excised but unfortunately this has not worked for me..If anyone out there has had...

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  • Pilonidal abscess surgery

    So I'm 26 years old and for the past 5 years I've suffered with what I was aware was called a pilonidal sinus, all I can say is I wish I had done something a lot sooner than what I did. I had this open sinus that was everyday leaking out puss and blood which I was (somehow) coping with but whilst...

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  • Could it be Pilonidal Sinus?

    Hey all.  So so a bit of back story first, I had a boil come up about 2 months ago which I got checked out within the week by a nurse since it hurt and didn't seem to be getting better, the nurse said it was an inflamed pimple and gave me antibiotics to treat it and pain killers. It ended up...

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  • Surgery coming

    ive had my cyst for 14 years. I was originally told it would eventually go away by my late 30s. I'm now 40 and I am totally fed up. I have surgery in 4 days. I am totally confused how there is so much difference between healing times and pain management. Every doctor and website is different. I realize...

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  • blood clot

    i just had pilondial cyst surgery a week ago. been changing my dressing every morning.my husband pulled out a blood clot yesterday morning.i am still in extreme pain get nauseous easy and light headed.i just want this misery gone and back to work any suggestions

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  • Recently discovered pilonidal abscess

    I recently discovered I have a pilonidal abscess and I went to an urgent care and saw a nurse practioner. She said it's a good thing we caught it in it's early stage and she put me on antibiotics. It started paining me for three days and then I went to see her. I'm worried though from my...

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  • Days before knowing If I need surgery or not

    In a few days my Doctor will let me know if I need surgery or not. To be honest I wish I wasn't, but I have a feeling that I may need it. I am not bleeding anymore, but when I sit it hurts after be seated a few hours, and I kind of notice a bump (circle) which I do not know if it is pus but...

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  • Is the Fistula supposed to be removed during the operation?

    Hi Guys, I had a Pilonidal Sinus removed at the Beginning of Feb this year. I've been trying to figure out if the surgeons are supposed to remove the Fistula during the operation because my surgeons hadn't and it has caused an Immediate recurrance. Unfortunately I'm not sure which technique...

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  • Recidivism

    Hello, Here is a summary of my story with this damn cyst and my questions: I was operated in 2009, the surgeon had sutured the wound at the time (which generates a great risk of recurrence) The first two years were carefree. In 2012, I started experiencing atrocious pain especially in a prolonged...

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  • Possible pilonidal cyst?

    Hi, everyone. I'm a fifteen year old girl, and I believe I have a pilonidal cyst on my tailbone. I started having pain in the area a few days ago, so I checked it out, and discovered a small circular area that was bleeding. Ever since then, a lot of pus came out, and now it's back to bleeding....

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  • I've started having complications after surgery.

    I started having problems with pilonidal abcess's in around March last year, throughout the year I was having operations every 8 weeks (as soon as the previous one healed it would come back) as we got to December time it was around every 2/4 weeks I was requiring an incision and drainage. After months...

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  • Pilonidal Cyst

    I had this pain on the tail of my spine several months ago and i am a student, so im sitting a lot for several hours. after about a month it started draining on its own and i would have to change my pants and underwear almost three times a day. after a while it would stop then start up again. Here recently...

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  • Pilonidal cyst above anus?, not sure. Very worried please help

    Hi,  I'm a 20 y/o male.  I'm honestly freaking out, please read and help  about two months ago I went to nearby city for a 12 hour party where I consumed mdma.  Towards the end of it I left and got on the train. The drugs made me super paranoid that there had been discharge ...

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  • Pilonidal sinus problems

    I had a abscess removed May 2015, a really deep one. I was given an open wound surgery and left for it to heal. That failed and i was left 9 months with a huge hole in my back. I had to have another surgery, Feb 2016, which involved stitches to remove the sinus all together apparently solving the problem....

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  • Recurring pilonidol cyst

    Had one last year and had to have surgery under anaesthetic, woke up today with a sore lower back and a new yellow looking sore and itchy bump. Not too sore I can still sit just niggling, do you think it's come back or just having a flare up? Cannot get into my doctors for a change

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  • Will the Pilonidal Cyst go away?

    So the doctor told me that there is small hole there near the top of my buttocks, and he said it wasn't infected and that the wound may or may not close? It still bleeds from time to time and itches, is there anything I can do to help the wound close itself?

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  • Pilonidal sinus

    I started on Thursday with a sharp pain in my right buttock, by Friday  it started to get worse, by the evening it was excruciating so my hubby rang 111 in the meantime I had to go to bathroom and it started to bleed it had burst the doctor booked me an out of hours appointment so I went late evening...

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  • Hello. I have 18 year old twin both wirh sinuses

    Both my sons are waiting to have surgery the have been suffering on and off for about 2 years now with the sinus always bleeding and leaking. Just wanted any advice how to best deal with wounds when they come home. Also best advice for cleaning area Thanks

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  • Is this a pilonidal sinus

    For about 3 months now I have noticed bleeding near the top of my buttocks, and it just won't go away. It bleeds whenever I poke around the area, also there is a slight discomfort when I'm sitting around that region, however I've never seen any pus, only blood?

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  • Has anyone else had a fistula?

    Hi im a 29yr old female and i had a sore bum and could feel a lump on my bum, when i pressed on this lump pus oozed out of my anus. lovely i know! the doc prescribed me antibiotics which seemed to calm things down a bit. Three weeks later i had a hard day at work and the lump had swelled and was very...

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  • After 7months of pilonydial sinus

    Hi my sister got her pilonydial sinus surgery done in august 2016. She says the pain really never got better even after surgery. She has done her MRI of that area and of the spine as well and all is clear. She has even taken physiotherapy for the SI joint area and area around the butt area but says the...

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  • dept went from 0.5cm to 7cm

    i had surgery in november my doctor clean it up and left it open, there were two wound one on my lower back and one on my butt cleft, i had a home nurse come in every day to pack both of my wounds, by January my wound on my lower back healed from inside and wound closed, but my bottom wound which my...

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  • So many issues...

    I had my cyst removed in July of 2015. I am still experiencing incredible pain and discomfort, and after bouncing from surgeon to pain management to PCP to rheumatologist, finally figured out that I have arthritis in my tailbone, and fibromyalgia, and the scar tissue is consistently pressing against...

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