A 45-year-old member asked:
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could i live with pilonidal cyst?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Pilonidal cysts can be painful, become infected, drain purulent fluid or blood. Thay can be treated with antibiotics when infected. They can be removed with surgery. Should you so choose, you can keep your pilonidal cyst and deal with any problems they cause you.
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Yes: If not infected or inflamed you can go years without doing anything.
Answered on Aug 2, 2018

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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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Pilonidal cysts can re-occur.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
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Yes: If the entire cyst was not removed, it could recur.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Trauma is not the origin of Pilonidal disease

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