B4 I got my chiari dx my DD wanted me to try pilates...well when I did, I heard a pop and the covering of the pilonidal cyst burst open and I had drainage....I had no idea what it was or what the problem was...
I did not have the hairy patch, but do have the sacral dimple.
I was playing football with my brothers and got tackled. I didn't know either until the next morning when I couldn't walk. I guess it got infected overnight, after it burst. Gross.
I don't know that I have bladder "issues". I tend to have bloody/cloudy urine often BUT do not have pain/urgency. I do tend to also leak. But happens with bowels too. I don't lose control, just 'leak'. OMG. I cannot believe I am admitting all of this. I am MORTIFIED.
cpl years ago I did have an issue where a cpl weeks I did lose control, completely. I thought I was dying (lol). No one ever ordered MRIs or other scans to check my spine though, just blood work. The only thing I remember then was that I had critically low vit D levels. I was prescribed prescription strength vit D, 40,000 iu.
I took it for awhile but then stopped cuz it was too expensive. I haven't had it redrawn since.
Funny thing is I never thought it was abnormal until I started doing research on all of this (chiari stuff). So I never mentioned it to any doctor - aside from when I had the initial surgery to remove the infected cyst.
I never mentioned it either...had no idea and when my NS explained my tethered cord to me and the cyst I asked if that is Y it leaked....he checked it and then told me what had happened and rx'd an antibiotic.
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