A 33-year-old member asked:
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what are the tests for pilonidal cyst?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None needed: It is a clinical diagnosis and does not need any lab tests.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Exam: There are no tests. History and exam should suffice to make the diagnosis.
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Exam : History and physical are usually enough to diagnose a pilonidal cyst.
Answered on May 3, 2017

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