Cysts: Real Stories
Top Real Stories
1. My detox diet
I had my first Pilonidal cyst around two years back. It did pop by itself after four long months, but another one took its place for another four months and it went on like this two more times. I just couldn’t sit properly or even walk. It was too painful to walk around with my clothes grazing against the cyst and flaring it up. Then I read up about a cleansing diet in which you have to eat raw vegetable and fruits for a month which cleans and purifies you from inside. After three weeks of this detox diet, the pilonidial cyst started subsiding on its own and after two more weeks, I was through with the pilonidial cyst for good. However, after a few months, another cyst erupted and I went back to the cleansing detox diet, and I managed to get rid of it without any soreness or pain. I think I have found the most natural way to get rid of these cysts and now I know what to do when I am on the verge of having one.
2. Diagnosis at the right time is important
I was getting bigger and bigger around the abdomen and my doctor diagnosed me with IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. I couldn’t understand how IBS can lead to a pregnant belly like mine, so I went to the Ob/Gyn. An ultrasound scan showed a huge ovarian cyst. The cyst was cancerous and weighed over a stone. I used to have constant pain in my stomach which became worse over time. My stomach kept growing bigger and I had to fit into large size outfits. I got the 17 pound cyst removed right in time through a major operation. After the operation, I had to go in for blood tests every six months to check for traces of cancer. But thankfully, I have checked clear for cancer. I hope this reaches out to people who are suffering like me because a wrong diagnosis can really cost you your life.
3. My six painful years
I had a pilonidial cyst growing in my butt crack and this is the fourth one I have had in the past six odd years. This cyst was very painful and I just don’t know why it kept appearing even though I was so particular about hygiene. The first two cysts were cured with antibiotics, but the recent two have been the worst ones as they simply kept growing and didn’t pop. Sitting and walking was impossible with that unbearable pain and I got them popped and drained with the doctor’s help. The whole process was extremely painful in which he had to drain the cyst and clean it properly. It’s been a week since then, and now I can walk and sit comfortably although I do have a bandage on my bottom which has to be changed daily. I am so glad the trauma is over and the doctor has promised me that it won’t happen again.
4. The good bacteria
I’ve been having problems with my bartholin gland which has led to countless cysts over the past ten years. The cysts were very painful and I even had them removed thrice, but they kept surfacing again within a month! I then went for a second opinion from a known OB/GYN who advised me not to use any antibiotics or antibacterial soap because I was killing all the good bacteria in my zest to kill the infection. This single advice has been so effective that I have not had bartholin cysts for more than three years ever since I stopped using antibacterial soaps and handwash liquids.
5. A lesson learnt
I suffered a wrist injury ten years ago when I slipped off my bike. A couple of years later, I started experiencing a piercing pain in the same wrist whenever I would move it in a certain way or put some load on it. I could see a bump form whenever I flexed my wrist forward, which looked a little weird to me. I thought it was a sprain, or may be a slight calcium deficiency so I didn’t take it seriously. However, the pain worsened to the point that I was unable to take any load on my wrist and had to manage with my right hand for opening doors and doing all the basic jobs. Then it struck me that the situation was getting serious and I went to the doctor who diagnosed me with a ganglion cyst. He told me that it was harmless and that I could easily get rid of it by smashing it with a heavy book. I did that and it was probably the silliest thing I had ever done to myself because I ended up in even greater pain! Well, the cyst did go away, but came back a few years later to the point that I was recommended surgery because my left hand became too weak and painful to use. The surgery went well and I recovered completely. The surgeon told me that I had a torn ligament in the wrist with a ganglion cyst that had covered the wrist bone to the point that I could have lost movement in the hand completely!