Eighteen years ago, I started experiencing intermittent but recurring abscesses on my skin. These abscesses grew to the size of a golf ball and then drained. After they drained, they always left behind large purple-ish grey scars.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa is not a rare disease. It is estimated that 1%-4% of the population has HS.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that causes painful recurrent abscesses on the skin. These abscesses often appear in clusters close to each other and sometimes reoccur in the same spot.