A member asked:

I've had issues with pilonidal cyst, sinus. lately, though, haven't had pain and there's been little to no drainage from what i can tell; just two small dimples. itches some. should i see a doc? or just keep it clean, shaven, and not worry too much?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

It sounds you have an inactive non infected pilonidal cyst. Agree with normal cleansing during daily showers. I would not recommend shaving as a break in the skin could lead to infection. The Cust is from a hair follicle that didn’t migrate to the dermis/epidermis during your mother’s pregnancy with you. It has nothing to do with the normal hair growth from your skin. If flares see colorectal surg

Answered 2/8/2023



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