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ruptured pilonidal cyst

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Dr. Philip Miller
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BOTH: These cysts will continue to recur unless the cyst is completely surgically drained or excised in total. Bacterial cultures are mandatory for correct ... Read More
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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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Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
A congenital cyst : A pilonidal cyst is a congenital subcutaneous cyst in the buttock area that can get infected and become an abscess treated by incision and drainage or ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nest of Hair: Pilus literally is the latin word for nest. It is a nest of hair in the gluteal cleft. 79, 000 soldiers had this disease during world war ii. It was c ... 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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Dr. Jeremy Weinberger
22 years experience General Surgery
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
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: But if the infection is caused by invasive bacteria such as mrsa, it is possible. Seemingly trivial infections can turn into a life-threatening condi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None needed: It is a clinical diagnosis and does not need any lab tests.
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Very rare: It would be very rare for a pilonidal cyst to become cancerous. Very rarely, long term repeated infections over a very long time can result in a rare ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
outpatient or inpati: Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams. In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be lanced ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
General surgeon: Seek the care of above.

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