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what is pilonidal sinus?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Follicular: It is one of the follicular occulsion diseases like cystic acne but pilonidal sinus occurs at lower back sacral area of body.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Rectal infection: A blindcutaneus sac arising from rectal glands often tender and infected resolves with drainage or excision.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
A tunnel : A pilonidal cyst is a chronic abscess or chronic infection usually at the top of the crease between your buttocks. When it tunnels to the surface to drain you are left with a sinus.

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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

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What are the possible complications of sick sinus syndrome ?

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What is the treatment of pilonidal sinus?

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Surgery: I think it's likely that the best way to treat a pilonidal sinus is with surgery.
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What can I expect in a sinus surgery?

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Improvement: You should expect to breathe better with less nasal congestion, decreased sinus pressure/pain and decreased number of sinus infections. More info at www.Socalsinus.Com.
A 34-year-old male asked:

Hi , I have sinus pilonidal longer than 10 years. Last one year I have severe fatigue; can it be related?

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Dr. Antony Joseph
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It depends: If a pilonidal sinus becomes infected and develops into an abscess, you can develop fever , fatigue etc.

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