A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to have pilonidal cyst surgery with a cold?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 42 years experience
With any elective: Surgery, you should be in best condition to minimize any chances of complications. Why take any chances with even minor procedures which can still have complications that may be compounded by having an upper respiratory infection that could also be the beginning of something more serious like a pneumonia.
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