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  • Piondial Abcess Surgery

    A few months ago i had surgery for a piondial abcess. Id had 3 abcess’s previous but had managed to drain them at home, never seen a doctor for them as they wernt as severe. This one was horrendous. No sleep, constant hot sweats, crying with the pain. Went to the doctor and they rushed me to general...

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  • Closed incision surgery

    I posted about my surgeries earlier this week and i had an appointment with a consulatant who now wants to do a closed incision surgery. I am wondering if anyone has an office based job who has had this done, and roughly how quick they went back to work? The thought of sitting for 8 hours at my desk...

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  • Pilonidal sinus recovery question

    Hi, all I just have a question for you guys about life after surgery. I had a large pilonidal cyst about 7 years ago the doctors said it was quite large I was put under 4 times and kept in the hospital for 2 weeks as I received treatment. The doctor said it was congenital and ended closing the area rather...

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  • Exercise after primary closure

    Hi, I had my second excision with primary closure surgery a week and a half ago. I also had a drain this time too. Although I am healing fine, and the surgeon thinks it’s a success I am worried that if when I return to exercise about squats. I just wondered if anyone can tell me how long they waited...

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  • please help.

    hi. i am a 23 year old female who has suffered with pilonidal sinuses for approx 6 years, i have had 5 surgeries to drain them, 1 surgery to remove the sinus all together but they keep reoccurring. i recently had one landed via local anaesthetic, this healed via packing but then tracked and burst its...

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  • First pilondial sinus surgery

    After weeks of doctors visits and trips to A&E with severe back/tailbone pain I was diagnosed with a pilondial abscess and sent for incision and drainage surgery which took place on 13/1/18. Now, a month and a half on my wound has had no change and remains around 5cm deep. I have been given two sets...

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  • Pain by no sign of infection

    Hi, just wondering if anyone can answer a question for me? I have had a pilonidal sinus op about 8 years ago and been fine since. However for about 6 months now been having severe pain in that area when sitting or even laying but there is no sign of infection. I did have a flare up a but double dose...

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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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  • Does Pilonidal cyst surgery even work???

    I’ve got what I’m almost 100% sure is a pilonidal cyst. It’s about the size of a pea on the tailbone and has been non stop draining for about 2 months. It hasnt burst or let go of any hair. Unfortunately however I didn’t get to voice those suspicions about it being a pilonidal cyst to my doctor because...

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  • My Pilonidal Sinus Story (so far at 14 weeks)

    We all seem to be suffering the same, the operation seems to make us worse not better. Here's my story. 24th November (2 days after my 21st birthday - talk about sods law) Down for op at 11:45 out 1:15 Out of hospital by 2:30 5 days Co-amoxiclav 5 days Metronidazole 5 days Anti clot syringe ...

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  • Pilnodial breakdown

    2 months, 1 broken down wound and it continues. On my second round of anti biotics as it's infected, it keeps breaking down and it won't stop. My gp, my nurse are useless and don't listen to me. I know something was wrong the first infection, and it's happened again. No one listens, I...

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  • Here is the treatment that worked for me

    hi guys.. I was suffering from pilonidal sinus a year ago and I did tried everything but nothing happened. My condition was very severe. I did an xray. and the hole was around 3cm deep. I consulted life force homeopathy in mumbai. I met dr. shah and started my treatment. I didnt have any hope but the...

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  • Two months and pilonidal wound stopped healing

    I had emergency pilonidal cyst removal surgery on jan 16th, surgeon opted to leave the wound open. My wound appeared to be in good health, slight over granulation completely healed over until two weeks ago. The wound split and leaked continuously, initially half cm cavity it's now 2cm! During this...

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  • I think I have a Pilonidal Cyst

    Hello, I'm a 14 year old male, and I have what I think is a Pilonidal Cyst, but how can I be sure? Yesterday, (December 31st), I felt some bruise-like pain at my tailbone. I felt around, and found a small lump at the top of my "Bumcrack" (For lack of a better word). It seems to be on the...

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  • Start to finish.....

    Hello everyone,  just a quick one as I don’t see many people have had many good experiences with the pilonidal sinus, I had a first surgery in March 2014 it was a tiny incision, it over granulated became infected and then Needed another operation June 2014- again started to heal then got over granulation...

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  • Facing 9th pilidonal cyst disease surgery.

    My son is 21 yrs old and has had 8 surgeries since June 2012. He was also diagnosed with osteomyelitis. 1st surgeon operated 6 times, 2nd surgeon 2 times. Two different wound centers. Drs operate leave open with wound can, treated on the 7th one with IV antibiotics and hyperbaric chamber. Yet today...

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  • Scared about pilondial cyst!

    Hi, I am I 16 year old girl. Last year I noticed a bump but thought it was due to a skateboarding accident the previous day. Didn't say anything about it until it got really bad after many months. Went to the doc a few months ago and they are scheduling me for surgery. I am scared about going...

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  • Pilonidal Sinus - Endoscopic Treatment

    Hi, I had a pilonidal sinus surgery on the 16th October 2017, it was done via endoscopy.  So I am continuously going to the nurse to have my dressing changed. I am still unable to sit on the wound. I just wanted to know how long this would take to heal? My surgeon said it would take some time....

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  • Wound packing agony

    Hi all, I had surgery to remove an anal abscess last Wednesday. Now i have to have the open wound packed with a wick every day. I simply cannot handle the pain of having the wick removed and a new one put in. I have to get another today and am unable to face it. The doctor prescribed me oxynorm for the...

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  • What's the worst that can happen?

    I was first diagnosed with a Pilonidal Sinus in late 2001 and underwent a closed wound operation in early 2002. As a normal-sized 16 year old girl it was understandably traumatic to be told you had a condition that mainly affected overweight, hairy men. My doctors seemed completely unsympathetic to the...

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  • Pilonidal Cyst

    Hey My Name Is Tat I'm 23 I've been getting  these cyst on my butt since 15 years old I've had I don't know how many lanced in The ER which is numbing a quick cut and left open to heal from the inside out. Crazy thing is they always come in the same spot. Last year I had 2 surgeries...

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  • 8th pilonidal abcess

    Hello. I currently and dealing with my 8th abcess from my pilonidal cyst. I have had 7 of the 8 surgically lacerated ans drained. One cured eith antibiotivs. I just had a huge one removed less then 2 months ago and now its back already. Normally i get one a year. Ive done eveeything im supposed to do...

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  • Need any advice on Pilonidal sinus

    Just discovered I most likely have Pilonidal sinus. I don’t have the cyst, just 2 dark spots in my upper crack (sorry, there is no nice way to talk about this!) for a while I figured it was a freckle I never noticed. I don’t really spread my cheeks in the mirror that often.... Then one day I noticed...

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  • Pilonidal Sinus recovery

    Hi everyone I had surgery to remove an ingrown hair and drain an abscess 3 months ago and my wound was healing great but then I got an infection which I have taken antibiotics for but now the wound won’t heal and has actually gotten bigger the nurse says I may need to be referred back to the hospital...

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  • Is it curable without surgery?

    I'm 21 years old. Obese type 1. 7 months ago I had a severe pain in between my buttocks on the top. I knew it was pus pimple. So I let it for few days and later it popped. There was lot of blood and pus. My mom drained it all. Since then it's been open. It doesn't hurt or leak unless I push...

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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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  • I've Healed! My experiances and advice to share

    I had an open wound Operation 1 year ago. I am now fully healed and relieved. I wanted to share my opinions from my experience over the last long year: the wound was about 3cmx2.5cm deep. It took around 9 months to heal as when it did heal, it kept splitting. It was depressing as it took so long, I was...

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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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  • post surgery recovery pilonidal cyst

    Hi All JUST A WEEK BACK I HAD MY PILONIDAL CYST SURGERY DONE the same happened to me 3 years back and the surgeon drained out the gauze and kept it open, the wound healed naturally by its own, though i was put under the antibotics , regular cleaning and checkups 2 week back i felt the same pain , redness,...

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  • How big will my wide excision be?

    Hi,  I just have a question about my up coming surgery and to be honest I have gotten mixed answers from my GP and a member of my surgical team. Basically I am going for the wide excision surgery in 6-8week due to my chronic PS issue. The surgeon said that this type of operation was the only option...

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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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