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A 28-year-old male asked:

A couple months ago, my pilonidal cyst scar got inflamed & started bleeding but healed in a week. this cycle keeps repeating every few weeks now.?

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Dr. Suman Das
Plastic Surgery 55 years experience
Recurrence?: If your surgery was with in a year or so, make sure it is not recurrence.Go back to your operating surgeon for a check up.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Recurrence: Recurrence after pilonidal surgery is a real entity and it happens, unfortunately more often than we'd like to admit. It sounds like you are having a recurrence. I'd suggest seeing a specialist for this, as he/she can counsel you on the various different surgeries, especially in the setting of re-operation.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2016

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