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Elgin, SC
A 19-year-old male asked:

I have a (what i think is) a pilonidal cyst. it has been draining blood since wednesday after my doctor drained it in office. he got blood and pus out. when i take the gauze off and go to the bathroom it bleeds a good bit. will it be okay til i go ba?

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Dr. Deepa Agarwal m.d.
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Pilonidal cyst: You need surgical closure of pilonidal tract . Simple drainage is not a permanent solution. It will continue to get reinfected .
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