A 39-year-old member asked:
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does it hurt when your pilonidal cyst pops on its own?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
It can: The "cyst' is really an abscess. An abscess can be sore weather it drains on its own or is incised.
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Usually feels better: They pop when they are infected. The infection usually causes a lot of pain and pressure that is relieved once the cyst drains
Answered on Aug 30, 2017

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Yes; not recommended: You can. It increases the chance of getting a worse infection and worse scarring after healing. See your doctor and let them help in your care.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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That would be a : Fairly normal course of events for it to relieve the buildup of pressure from the infected material creating an exit pathway or sinus. Without treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Joey Bluhm
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