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Can you exercise even if you have a pilonidal cyst

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You may exercise with a pilonidal cyst as long as you keep the cyst covered with a bandage and you do not have fever, chills or excessive drainage.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Wait: Light exercises like waking or easy weight lifting would be fine. Avoind running or strenuous exercise, especially avoid vigorous bicycle riding while ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unusual at the of 46: Pilonidal l cyst usually appear in early adulthood, as infection , or painful pimple ( abscess) , or sinus draining pus or even hair protruding from i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Ask your OB: BUT if standard pilonidal, no infection or drainage, a standard spinal or epidural may be fine. Anesthesia and surgeon decision tree
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Initial treatment: Is local heat, antibiotics if necessary. It might come to surgical drainage. If it becomes a recurrent problem, you need to have definitive surgery. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Pilonidal cyst: The answer is nothing - if you have made it into adulthood without an infection then you are doing well.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pilonidal cyst: I believe that a general surgeon is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for this disorder in case drainage of the cyst is needed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Pilonidal cysts: Pilonidal cysts - the good the bad and the ugly if they are enlarging painful or hurt, or if you have swelling red streaking fevers and chills then yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Removal is likely best option, particularly if previous infection, enlarging etc.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Pilonidal cyst: They are basically the same thing. Your doctor can advise whether the lesion needs to be surgically excised.
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