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I had my pilonidal cyst lanced 1 1/2 months ago and now their

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I had my pilonidal cyst lanced 1 1/2 months ago and now their is this red thing in my crack its like skin but it still hurts do I peel it off it is now brown

911DOC :

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911DOC :

is there still surgical packing in the wound?

911DOC :

did you do your wound care follow up?

911DOC :

standing by

Customer: I dont think their is still surgical packing in I pulled it out I havent been taking the pills though
911DOC :

taking what pills?

911DOC :

what are they called?

Customer: The antibiotics
911DOC :

okay

911DOC :

does the area feel like it is getting bigger again?

Customer: Do u know whats wrong with me
911DOC :

how can I?

911DOC :

I can't see you

Customer: No
911DOC :

this could be normal healing (granulation tissue)

911DOC :

or it could be some part of the scar

911DOC :

or it may be some surgical packing that it still there

911DOC :

you need a doctor to look at this wound and see if anything needs to be done

Customer: What if there is still surgical packing still in their
911DOC :

because without being able to see this it is impossible for me to say, but I certainly wouldn't advise peeling this thing off.

911DOC :

then it needs to come out

Customer: Van they put me to sleep I dont want to be in pain
911DOC :

maybe

911DOC :

but we are guessing

911DOC :

it may not be pakcing

911DOC :

may just be part of healing

911DOC :

but it's time to find out

Customer: Its just skin I think its still healing from the inside out
911DOC :

they do heal from the bottom up, or inside out, that it true

911DOC :

but without seeing this I can't tell you for sure and can't advise you to pull it off.

911DOC :

do you have more questions about this for me tonight?

911DOC :

are you there?

911DOC :

I do not see you in chat.

911DOC :

you need to get this looked at by a nurse or doctor.

911DOC :

positive feedback always appreciated.

911DOC :

best

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