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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pilonidal cyst: Dear enamu1, it is normal to be scared if you have something that may need to be treated surgically. Please go see a physician earlier rather than lat ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Don't panic!: Most are pretty benign. Is it infected ? Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occ ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
RELAX: If it is not tender, not draining pus & blood, forget it. If it has any of these a surgeon can easily cure it.
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Its a possibility: Dear THyunh, the location you describe makes a pilonidal cyst (PC) a possibility however, other more superficial reasons can give you a bump in that a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
Skin breakdown: Anywhere there is a skin fold, the skin could split due to staying wet for long periods of time. Fungus infections like hot dark moist areas and could ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably Not: Pilonidal cysts are not very mobile. If this is movable, it may be some other benign process. I'd recommend seeing your doc for further eval.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
By examination: If you don't have pain most likely you have non infected pilonidal sinus, anal fistulas are associated with pain . You have to see your doctor.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Infected area: This area is infected; for sure it requires twice daily cleaning at least; antibiotic seems indicated as well, with culture of the pus; warm soaks wil ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
43 years experience Family Medicine
Prior symptoms: An abscess at that location is lightly due to a pilonidal cyst. A history of previous drainage, or a prior abscess at that location increase the chanc ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
See below: May be pilonidal cyst. Continue heat & nsaid. See fp or general surgeon asap for either incision & drainage or surgical removal of cyst. May have deve ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Most likely.: Either of these two causes pain and cystic swelling and can become infected. First, a dormant pilonidal cyst, and then an infected sebaceous cyst. Yo ... Read More
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