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Hello I've been dealing with HS for about 4 years

I'm 23 and i have a very bad condition on my left and right groin and my left armpit

My surgery is this Thursday

My doctor will leave the scars open without filling them with anything

How much do you think i need time to recover?

Im really worried about it


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    Hello Stephanie, i had this type of operation 23yrs ago, mine took a few weeks to start healing, for the first week after the op the nurse would come in and change the dressings, then i was able to do it myself.

    It was great after everything healed over, no more abscesses, then about 6yrs later i got that feeling again and sure enough it came back, this much worse. i found a surgeon who then removed all the infected places and then skin grafted it over. I have now been free for nearly 20yrs.

    I do not want to put a downer on your op, everyone is different so you may well stay clear of it coming back, i really hope so.

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    I have had several surgeries, for HS, with the wounds left open. Be sure to keep the area clean and covered. Microsyn is a spray, ask your doctor for it. It speeds up the healing of healthy tissue. It should take 4-6 weeks to heal completely. You'll have a scar, but the pain from surgery is nothing compared to the pain of HS. Good luck. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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