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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 in the bath I felt a lump or something travel down my back and it landed just to the right of this sinus and it was incredibly painful and bruised the whole area.
So this was the time for me to say right something needs to be done.
I went to my GP who then looked at the area and instantly was on the phone to Bath RUH hospital getting me to go there the next day for an emergency operation to excise my sinus and incise this new lump that had appeared next to it. Which this operation was successful, they had kept the wound open so was being repacked every other day and surprisingly had no pain when repacking. BUT!! Just as I was close to being all healed up and back to normal, this lump that had appeared next to the sinus started to flair up again and progressed to start leaking out of the original sinus! ( I was absolutely gutted)
SO! At my six week follow up after the operation I shown the consultant this lump and he looked quite worried so once again he was on the phone to the hospital trying to get me into surgery again for the next day which is exactly what happened! They have now cut open this new lump, got everything out and cleaned it plus it's still an open wound so will also need repacking.
But what wasn't noticed on my first trip was that I had 10 very small pits going down towards my bottom and my consultant this time round has said he couldn't remove them in this operation but would have to do it after when this wound is all healed up.
That's my story so far, I just thought I would go through what I have been through to see if anyone else has been through similar.
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