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A 20-year-old male asked:

A month ago i noticed a fixed red spot in the crease above my anus. now it looks much more faded and just a blemish of skin. it may have a hair in it? i am a white 16 y/o boy and it has never caused me pain. is it a pilonidal cyst?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It is not. Pilonidal cyst is in the area above the tail bone. Let the area heal and dont manipulate it. If not healed see surgeon or your doc. I think you will be fine.
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