A 17-year-old male asked:

My pilonidal cyst won't stop bleeding, is there anything i can do until i can finally see my doctor?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep open: You actually want to keep the cyst open. Premature closure can lead to abscess. Unfortunately the area involved is sensitive. Usually keeping this area covered with a "feminine napkin" will provide ample coverage until fully evaluated by your doctor. Fever and increase bleeding warrants an er visit.
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