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NFT: Pilonidal cyst - BRUTAL

Rick5 : 10/22/2019 4:43 pm
Anyone ever have one of these? Brutal. I had surgery to remove it under general anesthesia. Was out of work for a week. I went back and all of the sitting led to more bleeding, and the doc had me take off last Thursday and Friday. Went back this week - same problem started again. Now I will be out 1-2 weeks with a home health nurse coming every day because the incision next closed up right.
Never closed  
Rick5 : 10/22/2019 4:44 pm : link
Up right.
Perhaps use a standing desk for awhile  
Jim in Fairfax : 10/22/2019 4:45 pm : link
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I  
AcidTest : 10/22/2019 4:46 pm : link
am sorry you are in pain. Best wishes.
I have one  
JerryNicklebag : 10/22/2019 4:49 pm : link
Doctor said they can just grow back so I haven't had it removed.

It is PAINFUL when it flares up. I have a standing desk so when it is bad I just stand more.
they're no joke  
Greg from LI : 10/22/2019 4:52 pm : link
I knew a guy who ended up getting medically discharged from the Marines because of recurring cysts.
It is rough  
Br00klyn : 10/22/2019 4:57 pm : link
One of my college roommates had one and he was in some of the worst pain Iíve ever seen a person in. Best wishes on a speedy recovery
Man, I'm sorry to heat that, Rick  
Moondawg : 10/22/2019 5:00 pm : link
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Had one  
Chris684 : 10/22/2019 5:04 pm : link
Truly a pain in the ass.
Been there...  
Homersimpson : 10/22/2019 5:05 pm : link
it was awful. Sorry you have to deal with it.
My old man had one.  
section125 : 10/22/2019 5:15 pm : link
He got lucky and the surgery went well, that was about 55 years ago...Keep the faith Rick.
Yeah they are rough.  
BH28 : 10/22/2019 5:26 pm : link
Once it heals properly, you should be good to go... Assuming they got all the roots out, it won't grow back
I had one  
give66 : 10/22/2019 5:29 pm : link
Get an ergonomic chair that takes pressure off the area. Use a standing desk as much as possible.
Had one fixed right....  
edavisiii : 10/22/2019 5:56 pm : link
They literally cut a crater in my ass. I had a hole with a drain. Wife had to pack it with cotton every night. Out of work for two weeks but it finally healed. Bled on and off for years before having it done.
I did about 30 years ago  
Steve L : 10/22/2019 7:44 pm : link
Most painful thing ever. I got it and it burst when I was in California On business. I had to fly home In so much pain. I had it removed and when they removed the stitches, that were essentially piano wire, they missed one. Hurt for a week before I went back and they figured out what was up.

I used a donut for quite some time. It helped a ton.
Had a lot when I was a teen  
newjacksm : 10/22/2019 7:56 pm : link
I had just gotten it drained under local. I am sure the healthcare is a lot better now. I havent had it come back, but I have had worse cysts come up near there, if you can only imagine...which is by far worse...
I have a feeling if I google that ....  
short lease : 10/22/2019 9:04 pm : link

(pilonidal cyst) ..... I am going to regret it.
Not so bad -  
short lease : 10/22/2019 9:09 pm : link
Not rick5 (not sure what happened with you Rick and I really hope you heal up fast and well) but, this guy just looks like he had his tail removed. I've been thinking about doing it for years.


Not so bad - ( New Window )
RE: I have a feeling if I google that ....  
Mendenhall64 : 10/22/2019 9:09 pm : link
In comment 14641804 short lease said:
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(pilonidal cyst) ..... I am going to regret it.


It's a pain in the ass.
Unfortunately,  
Rick5 : 10/22/2019 9:14 pm : link
I can't really stand in the type of work I do. Kind of wish I just took off a couple of weeks from the beginning to let it heal right. Lesson learned.
RE: Unfortunately,  
Steve L : 10/22/2019 9:27 pm : link
In comment 14641818 Rick5 said:
Quote:
I can't really stand in the type of work I do. Kind of wish I just took off a couple of weeks from the beginning to let it heal right. Lesson learned.


Iím telling ya, if you donít have one, get a donut. It was my saving grace when I had mine.
memorably awful, like the current giants.  
thrunthrublue : 10/22/2019 9:42 pm : link
I had to keep working, up, down........i took a lot of hot Epsom salt baths, as hot as i could stand, then finally.....one soaking, mercy struck.....it opened, and i heard angels.......never came back, and like former losing head coaches, its never welcomed back.
RE: they're no joke  
Bleedin Blue : 10/22/2019 9:56 pm : link
In comment 14641551 Greg from LI said:
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I knew a guy who ended up getting medically discharged from the Marines because of recurring cysts.


Yep! My dad was a #1 tank driver back in 51-52, and had surgery, and had dealt with it for years! No joke, he was always bitching about it!
These days maybe theyíve come along in treatment, I wish you all the best!!
This brings me back memories... i had it when i was 16.  
GMAN4LIFE : 10/23/2019 10:17 am : link
so it grew and grew right at the tailbone. Finally my dad said it needs to be removed.

3 inches was the cut. They had to dig deep. Basically its a fucking hair that grew and grew causing this shit. The hair grew so long, it was as long as 6 inches. My crack is extra long.

Recovery was a bitch. Its the worst. You cant sit without bleeding. I was out of school for 2 weeks because of it. Watch tv standing, sleep on my stomach, eat standing. The thing is they cant stitch it up so you need to let it heal on its own. When i was cleared to go to school, i had a semi maxi pad on my area and it still went through my school pants. I had to take tests on a podium.

here is the kicker. years later, it kind of came back. These fucking hairs. I went back to the doctor and he just had to burn the area. I was 25 this time. Just a fucking nightmare.

Now i havent had any issues thank the lord.

For any of you that read this, trust me. all of this annoying crap was way better than the pain of sitting on that cyst. Get it done. Yes its a painful recovery but it needs to be removed
I had one  
cjac : 10/23/2019 10:30 am : link
needed surgery, not fun
Had one removed via laser surgery in the 80's...  
x meadowlander : 10/23/2019 10:40 am : link
...in office. BIG MISTAKE.

General Anesthesia felt like he put a cigar out in my butthole.

Then he goes to work, and I can feel blood running, and I can smell myself cooking. GOOD STUFF, right??

He eventually says - "This really should've been outpatient in a hospital - it's a lot deeper than I expected".

Went home face-first in the back seat of my old mans LTD. Open wound the size of a lemon took a couple of weeks to heal.

Still have a gruesome scar back there. Will show on request.
>:)
What Hospital Where  
Percy : 10/23/2019 11:05 am : link
Did this? How did you come to use it and the surgeon who performed the operation? Very, very sorry for how this has gone for you and hope you turn the corner soon.
RE: RE: Unfortunately,  
Rick5 : 10/23/2019 11:26 am : link
In comment 14641830 Steve L said:
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In comment 14641818 Rick5 said:


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I can't really stand in the type of work I do. Kind of wish I just took off a couple of weeks from the beginning to let it heal right. Lesson learned.



Iím telling ya, if you donít have one, get a donut. It was my saving grace when I had mine.

Have one. Not helpful at this stage though. I just need to stand or be in bed.
yeesh - you guys are scaring the shit out of me  
Brown Recluse : 10/23/2019 11:29 am : link
no pun intended
My dad is 80.  
Carl in CT : 10/23/2019 11:31 am : link
Had it done when he was 19. (Donít get scarred doctors improved) but still feels effects today.
Had one as a teen. No surgery  
Bubba : 10/23/2019 12:09 pm : link
just HOT compresses and scrubbing. Went away on its own.
Very lucky I guess.
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