Pilonidal Cyst - Experience

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Published: July 22

I am a 35 year old female and had 6 of these pilonidal cysts at one time. Very painful and surgery was the only option. I was off work a week but it took forever to heal. The scar looks like a big Y. I haven't had them reoccur in 25 years..

Published: May 03

I am a 58 year old male. I had my first surgery for pilonidal cyst about a year ago. It was no big deal, I was out of work about 2 days. Past 3 months or so I have had increasing amounts of bleeding from the area. The cyst was back, so second, more extensive procedure was done about 4 weeks ago. One area is not closed up from stitches and draining copious amounts of bad looking stuff daily. It appears on bed sheets nightly. I am making weekly visits to surgeon for cleaning as well as daily cleaning and disinfecting at home. Not sure how and when this will end..