A 18-year-old male asked:
Plz help ! my bum used to sweat so i shaved it now it's worse and smells bad ! could it be pilonidal cyst do to ingrown hair?! it's differ when i sit.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfneranswered
Surgery 41 years experience
Not likely: A piloniidal cyst unless you have a history of painful red swollen lump in the area. Most likely a skin reaction and skin damage from shaving. See a doctor for an exam.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 16, 2013
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.