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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.
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 weeksSee 1 more doctor answer
Call your surgeon: How many days post O P, you surgeon will Rx you a laxative, if needed after examination.
Your insurance allows. MD's no longer control the cost.
Therefore ask you insurance and the surgeons that take that insurance
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Still sometimes redness, swelling and pain occurs after six months of pilonidal cyst surgery. Is this recurrence?
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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
Pilonidal cyst: Surgery usually does not directly affect internal organs. Consult with your surgeon about specific complications.See 1 more doctor answer
Forever: No good will come for using the weed. If you have managed without the weed during surgery, it would be a good idea to not get started again. Quit while you are ahead.
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.
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.
Pilonidal Cyst: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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)See 2 more doctor answers
Does playing volleyball could be the reason of recurrence of pilonidal cyst after 6 months of surgery?
No: 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.See 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Recurrence: Recurrence after pilonidal surgery is not uncommon. It is a known problem with every surgery available for it.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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