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Dear Pat,
About 5 years ago, my daughter had a pilonidal cyst. At the time, we had no idea what it was. We went to the Urgent Care Clinic and they lanced it, drained it and packed with gauze that had to be cleaned & changed frequently. They told us then that there was a chance of recurrence. My daughter was in such pain before and during the draining, it was agonizing to see her in that much pain. It's been all this time & it's done fine. She has started having some pain again with it, and says it feels like her tailbone is bruised. I took her to the Dr today and he confirmed that it is reforming!! Now, we have no insurance and are not sure that a surgeon will accept her or not. The Dr prescribed an antibiotic in hopes that it will do some good, but wasn't very positive about that. From what I've heard and read, it usually doesn't help. We'll see. I wish they would have just done surgery the first time, when we had insurance. I sympathize with anyone who has had this or had to watch someone they love go thru this. It's just awful.
I'm just praying that the antibiotics do the trick and it goes away.

November 1, 2011 - 9:14am


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