Re: Pilonidal Cyst/Abscess
Hi there. I have or should say had one for over five years. It won't go away, one day you will get a large rupture and green stuff will come out. The only way to get rid of it for good, (as it will return over and over... Might take a week or a few months but it will come back. The only way to stop it unfortunatly is to have it surgecly removed. I thought mine was small but it turned out to be a five inch cyst and she had to go all the way down to the tailbone get it out. (she told me she had to go down four inches to get it all out....so five inches big and four inches deep.) she actually uses your tailbone kind of like an anchor and ties the stitches through the bone. You see, the cyst has roots and depending on how big they are,(mine was over 6 inches long) they can grow into you abdomen, intestines or even lower. My surgeon told me I should have come the first Time I noticed it
There is two ways to fix it. Both in the O.R. The worst one is that a doctore would pack the hole and that packing would have to be changed everyday for over FOUR months!
I got it easy by having it donevthe way I did. , changing packaging hurts like Hell. So she what she did was tie it up from the tailbone up to try and make it heal. Then, she stuck a piece of gauze in there and tied my bum up! I had my first set of stiches taken out on the 21st of December, she even sewed a piece of gsuze right into my butt! it was kinds funny though as when home care came, they had no specific instructios other then to clean and re bandage but she thought the gauze was loose and tried to pull it out! OWWW! That's when we knew it was stocked right in. A nurse has to come to the house to change the bandages every second day now. Now the DR told me that there was to be NO fluids coming out as that would be bad.
I have been getting thatBdince the 23th and it was a doozy with drainage. Like I'm going to track her down on Christmas Eve!! I saw her again on New Years Eve and she was not impresses with the bandage job and that I didn't tell her I was draining. Most of the time when it drains it soaks the gauze. Well, it is still doing it and I'm scared to talk to her again about it. She's ****** at how the nurse only came once every four days and left my husband to do it.
My husband and I are convinced there is another pocket of fluid in there because of all the wet gauze. It's not infected, just draining but she made it VERY clear that I am to continue with no sitting. Only laying down or standing. The incsiion is quite puffy and draining but again the nurse says not to worry about it. I'm going to call the dr's office on Monday and ask about it.
As for you, this will NOT go away on it's own. Yes it will heal but give it a few months and it will be back. That's what happened to me and whenever it was really hurting again for a few days sure enough it was still draining and even more so since the stitches are out. So, if you decide to do it, ask them to do the method where there is no packing involved. Cause other the my leakage I am totally fine!
Sorry if I scared you with this info but I just wanted you to know what happened to me. Oh! If you get it done, you can NOT sit. Only standing and laying down.
I hope this has been of some good help to you. Let me know when you deide. Take care and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Mary Jane