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pilonidal cyst

Posted by Mike on March 06, 1999 at 17:57:57:

Last summer I had a pilonidal cyst lanced and drained since then I have had bad back pain in my lower back and from time to time a throbbing in the area of the cyst. I'm going in for a operstaion to remove the sinus next month can you tell me if this may get rid of the pain?
Thanks


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Re: pilonidal cyst

Posted by my surgery is on 8th march on March 07, 1999 at 00:34:23:

In Reply to: pilonidal cyst posted by Mike on March 06, 1999 at 17:57:57:


my doctor says it will not come back. is that true?


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Re: pilonidal cyst

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 07, 1999 at 10:14:55:

In Reply to: pilonidal cyst posted by Mike on March 06, 1999 at 17:57:57:

Dear Mike,

You can't spend 10 minutes reading about this in the archives without answering your own questions.

NO doc, in his right mind, would ever tell anyone that their pilonidal cyst or sinus will not come back.

Only the surgeon can tell you if THIS surgery will help the pain and probably not even the surgeon.

Walt



Re: pilonidal cyst

Posted by Christine on March 09, 1999 at 00:06:30:

In Reply to: pilonidal cyst posted by Mike on March 06, 1999 at 17:57:57:

I just came back this afternoon from my second surgery for this. My first surgery was two months ago to remove the cyst. The pain before surgery was unbearable...i couldnt walk, sit, lay down, sleep, etc. After the surgery, I had some discomfort but the only PAIN was during the daily packing/unpacking of the wound (I used wet to dry cling wrap in order to keep the wound open so it could heal from the inside out)Looking back, its hard to describe the pain. It only hurt when the unpacking was being done, but boy did it hurt! In all, it was worth it, though. After the first week, i barely even felt the packing and unpacking, so for anyone facing it, just keep telling yourself its almost over....Although my first incision had not filled in completely, the wound was closed and the pain was gone fairly quickly (im told its because im so young..im 21 years old). It took about a month and a half to get to that point (a month of that with packing) Anyhow, the surgery i had today was to repair the fistula/sinus. Im in virtually no pain as of right now (and even turned down pain killers in order to stay concious!) and the most i have to do is take 4 sitz baths a day and change my dressing often. Because this surgery wasn't as invasive as the first, i didnt even really need packing (they put a bit in, but said that once i started sitz baths, it wouldnt be necessary) Okay...im getting long winded...just wanted to share my experience for those facing the same procedure. Yes, the packing is horrible, i won't lie to you...but its not a lingering pain and won't last too long. Good luck!!



Re: pilonidal cyst

Posted by J on May 14, 1999 at 15:20:11:

In Reply to: pilonidal cyst posted by Mike on March 06, 1999 at 17:57:57:

God Luck with your operation. I've had it done three times in the last 5 years. The area it infects keeps getting lower and lower. Please ask you Doctor how many he has done this sort of operation and what is his sucess rate. I don't wish this problem on anyone. i feel for you



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