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Do I need to treat my Pilonidal

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Immerman
General Surgery 45 years experience
Cleft-lift surgery: The most definitive operation for pilonidal disease is the cleft-lift. It has a very low recurrence rate, and a high percentage of primary healing. Ho... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
Shaving, surgery: Uncomplicated cysts can often be managed with shaving the area. Dislodged hairs that work into the cyst cause the infection. Of course, some folks who... Read More
Dr. Jeremy Weinberger
General Surgery 23 years experience
Hair removal : Pilonidal cyst is actually a misnomer. It is best called pilonidal disease. It is due to ingrown hair in the inter gluteal crease. The treatment is tw... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on severity: A pilonidal cyst is a cyst or abscess near or on the upper portion of the cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and/or dead skin. Treatment ... Read More
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most c... Read More
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
A surgeon: Can remove the cyst in many cases. Any doctor can i;d it.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Tracking: may be referring to extension of the cyst or abscess into surrounding tissues. Treatment depend on the severity of the extension: either prescription ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Pilonidal Sinus: Unfortunately, the only way to completely remove a pilonidal sinus is by having surgery. Without surgery to remove it, the pilonidal cyst and sinus ca... Read More
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Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: If this is really a pilonidal cyst, it needs to be incised and drained and washed out. There are foreign objects inside the cyst (usually ingrown hai... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pneumonia: Bacterial and fungal pneumonias are treatable but primary viral pneumonias are often resistant to treatments like antibiotics or antiviral medications... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Pilonidal: No, you should be worried when it hurts and you notice any discharge.

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