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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
That would be a : Fairly normal course of events for it to relieve the buildup of pressure from the infected material creating an exit pathway or sinus. Without treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Temporary relief : If it pops and drains you may feel better within a few days. This takes the pressure of and may help the Acute infection. If you're lucky it won't fla ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
It can: The "cyst' is really an abscess. An abscess can be sore weather it drains on its own or is incised.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Usually feels better: They pop when they are infected. The infection usually causes a lot of pain and pressure that is relieved once the cyst drains
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pilonidal cyst: I would still have it checked as pilonidal cysts often recur. Surgical intervention may be warranted.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Temporary relief : If it pops and drains you may feel better within a few days. This takes the pressure of and may help the Acute infection. If you're lucky it won't fla ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Likely a vasovagal: response. But you can always call 911 or go to an ER if you ever feel you are experiencing a medical emergency. Typically, if one lances a pilonidal c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes; not recommended: You can. It increases the chance of getting a worse infection and worse scarring after healing. See your doctor and let them help in your care.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: See a surgeon. Pilonidal cysts can be difficult to treat and difficult to heal. An incision in the wrong place or opening in the wrong place can lea ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Cyst on tailbone: A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops in the midline of the tailbone near the cleft of the buttocks. The most accepted theory for the cause of thes ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Pilonidal cysts occur between the buttocks below the coccyx near the anus. They can cause intense pain and burning but only local small nerves are in ... Read More
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