I have had two Pilonidal abscesses in the last 12 months. My last one was around 4 weeks ago, only a small one and I am now nearly healed.
But for around 3 weeks I could only lay on my side (mainly right side) due to pain and discomfort from the surgery.
I saw my doctor (unrelated to above) around 5 months ago about a swelling on my right side of my back, just under half way. He said it is a "fatty lump" and not to worry about it, so I just forgot about it.
3 weeks after my last surgery for the above, I am getting constant back ache in the exact same place as the swelling I have had. I went to the doctor today and told him the pain is exactly where the swelling is, it feels hot to touch and its a tiny bit sore. There is no hard lump or colouration.
He said " its just a fatty lump. It is pure coincidence that you are getting pain and its sore in the exact place of your swelling." Try to sit up straight etc Which I have been doing and it dont help at all.
He said the usual UK NHS "come back next week if it still hurts".
Is this normal? I thought it might have been a cyst or fluid but he said its not, just by looking, yet I have the symptoms of a cyst.
I said would getting heat pads help and he said No.
Any help would be great as I have not been able to get a good night sleep or be comfortable in over a month