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Old 10-22-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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sore that wont heal

A few years ago i had a large, puss filled somethingorother that i went to the hospital for and had drained. It was located a couple inches from my anus and from time to time has filled with puss and popped on its own. Lately I have noticed that there feels like there is some sort of hard tissue attached to the sore that feels like a string or cord going under the skin from the sore towards the anus. I am frightened and embarrassed. Has anyone heard of anything like this?

 
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:13 AM   #2
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Re: sore that wont heal

Maybe its an ingrowing hair and thats what you can feel. Unless you have a cyst sac taken out, it can fill up at any time in the future. Go ack to your Doc and ask them to do a minor operation where they remove the whole sac, that way you shouldnt have anymore problems with it. Good luck.

 
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:41 PM   #3
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Re: sore that wont heal

but this string/chord is about a quarter of an inch thick and atleast and inch long (maybe longer, can only feel up to the anus). Is this size consistent with an ingrown hair?

 
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Re: sore that wont heal

I.m not sure to be honest but something that strange should be investigated or it could turn really bad. Good luck

 
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Re: sore that wont heal

It's called a pilonidal cyst. The "cord" is probably the channel through which the pus drains to the surface of the skin. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. They're very common. My husband and son both have had them. My son got his surgically repaired. My husband's flares up periodically, and to date, he just deals with it when it does.

If you want yours gone for good, see a general surgeon or a colorectal surgeon about repairing it.

 
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Re: sore that wont heal

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It's called a pilonidal cyst. The "cord" is probably the channel through which the pus drains to the surface of the skin. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. They're very common. My husband and son both have had them. My son got his surgically repaired. My husband's flares up periodically, and to date, he just deals with it when it does.

If you want yours gone for good, see a general surgeon or a colorectal surgeon about repairing it.
Thank you for the information. Is that common for something this size/length (like the size of a finger)? Also, I have no pain...just this long lump attached to the sore and receding to where i cannot feel it anymore with my finger.

 
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Re: sore that wont heal

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Go to the Doc , get it sorted out, im sure its fine, dont waste time worrying about it, the other poster seemed to recognise it well. So now is the time to go get it sorted. GOOD LUCK

 
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