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pilondial sinus

Posted by Amy on August 15, 2001 at 05:46:15:

I had my sinus removed about 5 weeks ago, had
stiches, they were removed and everything seemed
fine. However the last couple of days I have
experienced puffiness in the area at the top of my
bottom above where the sinus was taken out. This only
seems to occur towards the end of the day after work
but is not really there in the morning - should I be
concerned? Please let me know - thanks.



Re: pilondial sinus

Posted by KPMaine on August 15, 2001 at 10:06:17:

In Reply to: pilondial sinus posted by Amy on August 15, 2001 at 05:46:15:

I had mine removed after about 10 years of 2 major and a few minor flare ups.

I had it done in March. It was about a 4 inch incision.
I had the surgery that is closed. The thread dissolved on it's own except 1 tiny piece that on my 3rd follow up he removed - this caused some slower healing for the portion of the incision and it was a little puffy. So, that could be one thing.

The other is that along the incision line the tissue feels like it hard - I asked my regular Dr. about it and she said it was normal and healthy and means it's healing. That "ridge" went away after a couple more weeks.

It's hard to tell from your description what you mean exactly by puffy.

Also, although I was back to work in about 2.5 weeks (being very careful getting in & out of my truck, and sitting in my chair at work, etc) it took about 5 wks total to really be back to normal.

Have not had any problems since (knock on wood) - because I don't really want to go thru this again.

Also, he chose this procedure rather than leaving it open due to the fact that I don't have hair around that area as many do.

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Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2001 at 09:25:41:

In Reply to: pilondial sinus posted by Amy on August 15, 2001 at 05:46:15:

Hi, Amy.

I am afraid that you have converted (with the surgery) your sinus (which would not be a problem so long as it drained on it's own) into a cyst which will continue to give you trouble until all of the nidi have been removed.

I hope I am wrong.

Let us know what happens.

Walt



Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.)

Posted by Frank on August 18, 2001 at 22:01:05:

In Reply to: Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2001 at 09:25:41:

I have not had surgery (3 months since the occurance), but I at times seem to have that sleight puffiness at night. Less lately. Sometimes there is some discomfort (interestingly, more so when I have had too much sweets or handle stress wrong). I suppose a cyst could be there, but just laying dormant for now?



Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2001 at 09:56:48:

In Reply to: Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.) posted by Frank on August 18, 2001 at 22:01:05:

Hi, Frank.

Yes. It will likely seerve as an especially sensitive barometer of your wellness.

Walt



Re: pilondial sinus

Posted by Amy on August 28, 2001 at 05:07:05:

In Reply to: pilondial sinus posted by Amy on August 15, 2001 at 05:46:15:

Fortunately it does not appear to have converted itself. I
went and saw my surgeon who pressed and poked etc
and nothing was there. I haven't had any swelling for
the last week. I was getting sore and puffy because I
was sitting 9 hours plus a day at work. Since the
puffiness and reading other information on your site -
I've tried to take more breaks and sit only for five hours
of the day. It has healed almost completely now - touch
wood and doesn't even get sore when I sit for a whole
day. So hopefully it's all sorted....

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Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.)

Posted by Frank on August 28, 2001 at 22:22:30:

In Reply to: Re: pilondial sinus-CONVERSION? (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2001 at 09:56:48:

I imagine it will! If nothing else, it has been a better reminder than anything else about my sitting habits (slouching, etc) - whether that has any affect on it, I don't know, but, I can be thankful for that part of it.

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