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A 24-year-old female asked:

I may need surgery for a pilonidal cyst but i hate being touched (sensory issues) and i'm terrified of painkillers/pills (past trauma). what do i do?

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Dr. Obioma Iro
28 years experience
Sedation with Versed: No worries. Tell your anesthesiologist your concern . With a little sedation with midas and fentanyl you will have little or no memory of the event and minimal pain. Good luck.
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Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Tough spot: If you are having repeated infections you do need an operation for this problem. Unfortunately pilonidal cysts and abscesses are difficult to treat. Speak openly about your feelings and condition with your surgeon and try and work together as a team to get you fixed.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2014


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