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I'm new on here, but would love to be apart of the discussion.
I recently (about a week ago) found the name of the skin disease I've been suffering from!!! So when i was about 14/15 I got my first Pilonidal cyst, it was lanced and drained.. I dont ever think it properly healed, and I still get random flare up's sometimes. Theres an indented scar above my butt crack- actually two from a reoccurance of the cyst. Sometimes I sit wrong or too long, or sweat a lot and can feel the area fill with puss. my last reoccurance with this was about 2-3 months ago. Nothing severe but its annoying and can hurt/sting.. it seems closed up right now, hopefully stays that way. then there was the abscess I had on my vaginal opening area.... that took lancing and draining and i remember i had to have it packed. that never came back. then there was the one in my armpit, got huge and painful that i had surgery and they put me under... i remember them saying something about how it was an infected lymph node? and IF i remember right- they removed the lymph node? (but maybe that was just ignorance to HS on the docs side) i do have two indented scars there, nothing too bad though. and now i have the groin abscess. left side, and painful! well it finally popped after they gave me some doxycycline. it seems like i was informing the doctors about this. i told them i have hidradenitis suppurativa- in case they wanted to say "oh just an ingrown hair!"... but then again- ive never been diagnoised. the reason i think i have it, is because well i have had an abscess in my armpit, and groin, both areas affected. and ive always wondered why in my groin area i have these small indented areas, some that look like they have a blackhead in them. sometimes i try to pick the 'blackhead' out but rarely does anything come out....
im here because i've scared myself to death with this (not really) but i am just thinking about how i can't deal with this forever. i am 19. i dont want reoccuring sores I'm nervous this abscess wont fully heal or something I'm scared it will reoccur. I dont want to deal with these (no one does) honestly i just wanna cry my eyes out!! but then again, i'm yet to know how severe i have it, IF i have this (which... i think i do), and if these will get worse with time. I am not overweight although I do have larger thighs, and I did start smoking around the time i got these, but recently quit about 5 months ago.
please, any advice? how to keep the open wound i have right now clean, and on track to heal? moral support is helpful.... im just really scared for my future.
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