A 49-year-old member asked:
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could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

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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 that area not big nerves.
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
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