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Does Pilonidal Cyst Affect Brain Or Spinal Cord
Can I feel psychologist pain?! All of my mind? I had pilonidal cyst a 5 years ago and I'm afraid to have again, so afraid that I think feel pain.
Yes you can get help: Yes you will get pain if it recurs only. First let your doctor examine you to make sure did no recur, after 5 yrs unlikely to recur. If your doctors assurance is not helping you, don't hesitate to get professional help and counseling (psychological) to make your mind at ease. It is a very benign curable condition. ...Read more
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
Hi I had a chiari malformation with removak off tonsils, I have a cyst coving my spinal cord right next to brain stem, I have severe crap pain today?
Going to the doctor tomorrow to see about this possible pilonidal cyst but right now I touched it and feel the puss inside. I don't want it to burst!
My pilonidal cyst won't stop bleeding, is there anything I can do until I can finally see my doctor?
Keep open: You actually want to keep the cyst open. Premature closure can lead to abscess. Unfortunately the area involved is sensitive. Usually keeping this area covered with a "feminine napkin" will provide ample coverage until fully evaluated by your doctor. Fever and increase bleeding warrants an er visit. ...Read more
I'm getting my 3rd pilonidal cyst and I can't go to the doctor just yet PERSONA REASONS Is there any over the counter medicine to help me with pain?
Not really: Pain can be controlled with naprosyn (naproxen) or ibuprofen in combination with acetaminophen. The pain however is likely to be a sign of deep infection, and masking it could make it worse. I would recommend seeing a colorectal or general surgeon with experience and interest in treating this troublesome malady. Hope this helps! . ...Read more
Pilonidal cyst- had it lanced & drain tube 1 year ago, has been recurring every 2-3 months since then! No ins so haven't been back to dr! Very painful?
My tailbone hurts, but I did nothing to bruise it. My sis had a pilonidal cyst before. But I don't have a bump. Can this be a pilonidal cyst?
Is possible a pilonidal cyst become cancerous after years if you haven't visit a doctor? The symptoms stopped after somedays but I can feel the spot.
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
My 27 yo son has pain at the bottom of his spine. He has no external sign that might be related to a cyst but I wonder if he has a pilonidal cyst?
Back Again?: Pilonidal cysts can be difficult to treat and heal. I have seen many patients with several recurrences. It can be treated successfully. You may have yet another recurrence. You need need to see a surgeon associated with a wound care center for the proper care of your situation. ...Read more
No, however.: However, if you get an active flare up/infection, make sure you get prompt evaluation and treatment while it is still localized and small. ...Read more
What should I expect of the removal surgery for a pilonidal cyst? Will it be under a general Anasthesia?
Yes: Spinal to risky for cross contamination (too close) ...Read more
I've had a pilonidal cyst since I was 20, at least that's when I first discovered it. Should I remove it? My concern is it turning to cancer.
This needs to be: Evaluated by a surgeon or your family doctor to assess the need for an operation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Many are effective: Like any surgery that involves the skin and subcutaneous tissue alone, many pain meds are effective: oral opiates are often given for the first few days after surgery, but can have side effects including nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are often employed after the first few days. These last may be superior in relieving pain from local tissue swelling. ...Read more
Pain: Pain, erythema, and warmth are the cardinal signs of infection. See a physician, you may need antibiotics and/or drainage of the cyst. ...Read more
I have sebacious cyst on my tailbone, so a local gp told me, he ddnt think it was a pilonidal cyst. Gave me antib's. Any advice is aprreciated.
I have a few small fluid-filled lumps around a scar from where I had a pilonidal cyst drained a couple years ago. No sign of cyst beneath skin.
Recurrence?: It could be coming back again. Keep an eye on it, and if they start draining, or especially if the skin gets red, call and be seen by your surgeon or primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My pilonidal cyst just popped at home, my partner helped drain it, I now feel like I'm going to faint and I'm sleepy. Seek ER attention immediately?
Likely a vasovagal: Response. But you can always call 911 or go to an ER if you ever feel you are experiencing a medical emergency. Typically, if one lances a pilonidal cyst -- other than the pain from the procedure, and the purulent drainage from it, if there is no significant bleeding -- all typically is fine, but when there is concern relating to your syncope; go to the ER, to ensure no heart attack, etc occurring ...Read more
How can I stop a pilonidal cyst from draining pus, my boyfriend has seen a doctor and they said their is nothing he can do yet since it just started?
There's a small bump at the tip of my butt crack and I did some reading and it says it could be a pilonidal cyst. What am I dealing with, is it deadly.
Its a possibility: Dear THyunh, the location you describe makes a pilonidal cyst (PC) a possibility however, other more superficial reasons can give you a bump in that area too, like a simple sebaceous cyst among others. If it is a PC, know that it is not deadly especially at this early stage. You don't describe if it hurts or not or if you have seen discharge. More questions and exam or pictures would help. ...Read more
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