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Can you exercise even if you have a pilonidal cyst?

Can you exercise even if you have a pilonidal cyst?

Yes: Just dont do any exercises that cause you to put pressure on the cyst. Mostly because it will hurt. Otherwise, if you feel upto it, there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How soon after a pilonidal cyst excision (with it left open) can I exercise again? Still packing/dressing changes twice a day.

How soon after a pilonidal cyst excision (with it left open) can I exercise again? Still packing/dressing changes twice a day.

Wait: Light exercises like waking or easy weight lifting would be fine. Avoind running or strenuous exercise, especially avoid vigorous bicycle riding while sitting on a hard seat, until it is fully healed. Ask your surgeon for their instructions. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a pilonidal cyst?

How do you know if you have a pilonidal cyst?

Unusual at the of 46: Pilonidal l cyst usually appear in early adulthood, as infection , or painful pimple ( abscess) , or sinus draining pus or even hair protruding from it , located located at gluteal fold at loer end of spine. If you have pain swelling see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a pilonidal cyst, what do you recommend?

Initial treatment: Is local heat, antibiotics if necessary. It might come to surgical drainage. If it becomes a recurrent problem, you need to have definitive surgery. Be prepared for about two months before complete healing, depending on extent of cyst or abscess. Show it to a surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pilonidal cyst, that doesn't bother me?

What to do if I have a pilonidal cyst, that doesn't bother me?

Nothing: If it doesn't bother you it may be safely watched. If it becomes red, swollen and/or painful. See someone immediately ...Read more

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I Believe I have a pilonidal cyst but the hole is open but I feel the same symptoms should I be worried?

I Believe I have a pilonidal cyst but the hole is open but I feel the same symptoms should I be worried?

Pilonidal cyst: I believe that a general surgeon is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for this disorder in case drainage of the cyst is needed. ...Read more

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Must I call my doctor if I have a pilonidal cyst?

Must I call my doctor if I have a pilonidal cyst?

Not necessary: Although if you discover the cyst you can be eval by a surgeon for elective excision of the cyst to prevent future complication such as infection and abscess. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pilonidal cyst that would not drain.?

What to do if I have a pilonidal cyst that would not drain.?

Surgery: Removal is likely best option, particularly if previous infection, enlarging etc. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus?

How can I tell if I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus?

Cyst or sinus: You are lucky, if you dont have a pilonidal infecrion. The cysts are closed, round sack and the sinus has an opening on the skin. Both can become infected. With infection a surgical drainage is required. Before infection you have a choice to observe or elective surgery to remove. ...Read more

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I have a pilonidal cyst that would not drain. What can I do for this?

I have a pilonidal cyst that would not drain. What can I do for this?

Infected?: Abx will NOT cure a pilonidal cyst. They can help clear the infection and surrounding cellulitis that can occur when the cyst becomes infected. .... but not the cyst itself. The cyst needs to be removed if bothering you. If not bothering you can be safely watched. ...Read more

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About 3 or 4 yrs ago I found that I have a pilonidal cyst, should I have surgery soon?

About 3 or 4 yrs ago I found that I have a pilonidal cyst, should I have surgery soon?

Pilonidal Cyst: If you have discomfort again, go and see a surgeon for it. They tend to come back. When small may disappear by themselves. Complex or recurrent disease must be treated surgically. Procedures vary from unroofing the sinuses to excision and possible closure with flaps. Larger operations require longer healing times. If the wound is left open, it will require dressing or packing to keep it ok. ...Read more

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I might have a pilonidal cyst above my butt crack, help, i'm scared?

I might have a pilonidal cyst above my butt crack, help, i'm scared?

Pilonidal cyst: Dear enamu1, it is normal to be scared if you have something that may need to be treated surgically. Please go see a physician earlier rather than later, as the intervention might be much smaller now, compared to when you wait and the problem grows out of hand. Maybe antibiotics only can do to trick now, compared to a big surgery later. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a pilonidal cyst or pilonidal abscess with no pain. Is this common?

It happens: Usually wont stay that way. Will likely get infected and painful at some time. ...Read more

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Could I have a pilonidal cyst? I have a small, very painful and hard lump in my butt. You can't see it on the surface though.

Could I have a pilonidal cyst? I have a small, very painful and hard lump in my butt. You can't see it on the surface though.

Sure could be: Only real way to know if for a doctor to get a visual on what you're referring to and examine what's going on. Can you get a picture of the area to post? If so, you could use the PRIME portion of this network to ask your question with an uploaded image or sequence of images for someone to look at to give an opinion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pilonidal cyst or sacrococcygeal fistula just above my assholehelp?

What to do if I have a pilonidal cyst or sacrococcygeal fistula just above my assholehelp?

Surgical excision: These usually require surgical treatment to drain and remove the cyst. Antibiotics can help temporize but will rarely definitively treat a pilonidal cyst. They have a nasty habit of recurring.Sitting in a warm bath can add symptomatic relief and help them drain but again they most frequently require surgical treatment. This is done by a general surgeon. ...Read more

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If I have a pilonidal cyst, should I see a general practitioner or dermatologist?

If I have a pilonidal cyst, should I see a general practitioner or dermatologist?

GP or surgeon: I don't think most dermatologists would want to see you. Many primary care docs can handle this situation while others would refer you to a general surgeon. Depending on the situation an office procedure may or may not be enough to fix the issue. ...Read more

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After researching I've found that I may have a pilonidal cyst but I have a white lump, not red, at the top of anus area. What's that mean?

Is it draining: Drainage from the area is more a telltale sign than skin color. Pilonidal cysts generally hurt alot and drain foul smelling fluid when infected. Some can sit dormant and just hurt . They usually requiring surgery to get rid of them . ...Read more

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I was told I may have a pilonidal cyst abcess or infection. I what kind of Dr should I make an appointment with and are there any at home treatments?

I was told I may have a pilonidal cyst abcess or infection. I what kind of Dr should I make an appointment with and are there any at home treatments?

Surgeon, and no.: If you truly have a pilonidal cyst, especially if it may be infected, then you need to see a surgeon for definitive treatment. There would be no home remedy for this, unfortunately. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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Pilonidal Cyst (Definition)

A pus-filled abscess or sore that develops in the skin over the tail bone. Treatment is ...Read more