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Pilonidal Cyst Surgery Scar
With any elective: Surgery, you should be in best condition to minimize any chances of complications. Why take any chances with even minor procedures which can still have complications that may be compounded by having an upper respiratory infection that could also be the beginning of something more serious like a pneumonia. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Everyone's different: Most people are pretty sore for 2 weeks than do well. If infected, you may have an open wound and need dressing changes for 6-8 weeks ...Read more
Many are effective: Like any surgery that involves the skin and subcutaneous tissue alone, many pain meds are effective: oral opiates are often given for the first few days after surgery, but can have side effects including nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are often employed after the first few days. These last may be superior in relieving pain from local tissue swelling. ...Read more
Still sometimes redness, swelling and pain occurs after six months of pilonidal cyst surgery. Is this recurrence?
Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk.
At 6 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence.
See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision. ...Read more
I need pilonidal cyst surgery. It says the recovery can be a month does that mean I cant do anything during the month? I don't want to ruin my summer
Takes time to heal: Then you plan after summer. Speak to your doctor. Refer A C Rao Cutting seton for pinolidal disease. Techniques Coloprotology Oct08: 10242 ...Read more
If it is just: Drainage, it is not so bad. If this is definitive excision for a recurrent abscess, it can take a few weeks to two months to heal. But surgery is only on skin and subcutaneous tissue and does not involve internal organs, so it is not a dangerous operation. Ask your surgeon for details. ...Read more
Pilonidal cyst, it was cut open drained packed and has healed. I was unable to get surgery, now there is a lump there. With no insurance what can I do?
Avoid hard seats:
Avoiding hard surfaces to sit, use a pillow, and keeping the area clean are sterting points. The relapse rate even after surgery is high. I may cost you some money but a visit to a general surgeon may help.
Next year the affordible care act could cost you less per month than an office visit so you should think about signing up and get the care you may need. ...Read more
If you have discomfort again, go and see a surgeon for it. They tend to come back. When small may disappear by themselves.
Complex or recurrent disease must be treated surgically. Procedures vary from unroofing the sinuses to excision and possible closure with flaps. Larger operations require longer healing times. If the wound is left open, it will require dressing or packing to keep it ok. ...Read more
What should I expect of the removal surgery for a pilonidal cyst? Will it be under a general Anasthesia?
Yes: Spinal to risky for cross contamination (too close) ...Read more
Hi I had a pilonidal cyst remove surgery and my surgery is closed wound I'm scared. Is closed wound dangerous??? please help me
Have surgeon clarify: When a small pilonidal area is excised it is usually left open to granulate in. Some larger areas are marsupulized (bringing the skin edges down to the bottom of the wound) which partially closes the wound an accelerates wound healing without promoting recurrance or wound infection ...Read more
I will see a new doc who will determine if surgery for pilonidal cyst is medically necessary. What should I say to convince him? Hurts? Growing?
I have a few small fluid-filled lumps around a scar from where I had a pilonidal cyst drained a couple years ago. No sign of cyst beneath skin.
Recurrence?: It could be coming back again. Keep an eye on it, and if they start draining, or especially if the skin gets red, call and be seen by your surgeon or primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a pilonidal cyst excision in Jan 2013. Over the past 3 days, my scar has become painful and swollen. Could this be a new cyst?
Yes: It could be a recurrence of your pilonidal cyst and it seems to be inflamed or infected. A general surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for this problem, but if you are unable to see one as soon as possible, head to the hospital emergency room and their personnel will contact one if deemed necessary. ...Read more
My pilonidal cyst scar has cyclically been getting inflamed, bleeding, and healing every few weeks for a few months. What needs to be done to stop it?
A couple months ago, my pilonidal cyst scar got inflamed & started bleeding but healed in a week. This cycle keeps repeating every few weeks now.?
Wide excis. Removal pilonidal cyst 10mos ago. Wound finally closed after 8mos, now has 2 small holes w bridging. Recurring cyst or scar breakdown?
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?
You can suffer...: Life is all about choices. If you need surgery and are not on the list for divine intervention, you'll have to settle for the doctor. As for pain meds, again, you can choose, but your body will heal faster if you can rest and sleep--not likely to happen if you are in pain. Sounds like you should seek counseling first--so long as cyst is not badly infected. Good luck! ...Read more
I have stitches and Dermabond where my pilonidal cyst was. It's been 8 days since the surgery with wide excision & ACell. It itches! What should I do?
Depends: Trauma to a post-surgical pilonidal site can have various consequences depending on the type of surgery performed. If the wound was sutured closed, it may reopen (dehisce), and then drain fluid and possible get infected. If the wound was already open, there would be simply local effects related to the extent of the trauma. ...Read more
Either: Can conceivably be done with either regional or general anesthesia. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more