Pilonidal Cyst - Experience

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Published: February 18

Pilonidal cyst is said to be predominant in young males and rare over 40 but I am a female who had developed my first cyst at age 41, two years ago. It ruptured on its own and I have had approximately 4 small flares in the last 2 years. Nothing painful, but rather annoying, foul, purulent discharge for about a day but today, 2 years and 2 months since the first developed cyst, I woke with another growing, painful cyst. So if they tell you it is rare in women and very rare over 40, they are wrong. It happened to me..

Published: February 10

I have been suffering with pilonidal cysts since I was in my early teens and now I am 45. I have had about 65 surgeries, under local general anesthesia, and I have them still today. Presently I have 5 cysts, infections, fevers, and night tremors. I have taken every antibiotic, but nothing works; it's in the genes. The only thing that is awesome is a beach, salt water and sun..