My husband had pilonidal cyst removed 15 years ago and he has not had any problems since the surgery. He did get general anesthesia. The recovery time was about two weeks. He was sent home with an open wound - so it can drain. He had to be on his stomach a few days and had to have the area cleaned daily by changing the 'packing' gauze (that was the worse). He has not had pilonidal cysts since the surgery. Good luck to you! Elim
I had one removed 9 years ago. The problem was definately worse than the solution I promise you that. During an inflammation it would hurt so bad @ my lower back, top of my butt crack, and it would burst at the most inconvenient times!!!! The surgery did lay me out for about 4-6 weeks while I was healing. For the first week or two I had a home nurse to help re pack the gauze in the baseball sized hole in my back. She said they removed the cyst and surrounding tissues to ensure it wouldn't recurr (she was right). Change the gauze often and use only paper medical tape to secure the bandage as you will be using it a while and this tape is the least irratable of them all. Also before surgery get plenty of books, movies, things that you can do lying on your belly. I promise you wont want to lay on it or sit on it for at least a couple of weeks.
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