Had surgery for pilonidal a year ago, small wound hasn't closed yet

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Hey had closed wound excision a year back and it left a big scar, most of it healed except a small hole thats lower down the butt. It's about 1.4cm deep and hasn't progressed over past few weeks, nursing team unsure why and so is my surgeon. Am super frustrated since I've been totally inactive for past few months, eating tons of protein, surplus of calories, lots of zinc, vitamin C but still progress has halted. Wound doesn't look infected and I'm just confused and frustrated.

Any help/method to heal would be appreciated.

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    Hi Fred,

    I had a little pinhole that was stubborn to heal after i had an open wound excision 2 years ago. Fucidin ointment helped mine to finish closing up, might be worth a try? Unfortunately it has now come back 🙃.

    Hope this helps!


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    Unfortunately some patients have delayed healing and this surgery can take months and months to heal. Unfortunately some patients require numerous surgeries for the same pilonidal or new ones may appear in the future (sorry you don't want to hear this)😬

    Suggestions: Maybe a MRI scan can determine something underlying. Perhaps your nursing team can try different dressings to pack the wound.

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