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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.

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

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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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?

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?

Unclear: Not sure exactly what your question is except that you are in pain. Given the history of a Chiari malformation, suggest you be seen promptly in order to address your issue. ...Read more

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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!

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!

You will have: Already seen the doctor by the time you read this, so good luck. Otherwise, I don't know what you're asking and there's nothing we can do for you over the internet. Soaking in warm water can help reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Subsequent to pilonidal cyst surgery (haven't been able to go number 2)?

Subsequent to pilonidal cyst surgery (haven't been able to go number 2)?

Call your surgeon: How many days post O P, you surgeon will Rx you a laxative, if needed after examination. ...Read more

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My pilonidal cyst won't stop bleeding, is there anything I can do until I can finally see my doctor?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Need surgery: Lancing it does not remove it. It only opens it to drain the pus and relieve the infection. You will need to have it surgically removed when it is not infected. Otherwise it will probably continue to grow or become infected periodically. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could be: No way to know unless takes a look see and examines the area of discomfort. Your doctor can tell you more and if further testing were necessary or just watchful waiting perhaps with warm compress or mild analgesic for comfort if it's really bothering you. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Sometimes: Uncommon. Would take much longer. You are only 25. There have been only a very few. If you no longer have pain, pus, or blood there is no urgent need for attention. ...Read more

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What to do about my pilonidal cyst if is grown bigger this year?

What to do about my pilonidal cyst if is grown bigger this year?

See doctor for help: If the cyst is enlarging, you may wish to consider an elective cyst excision. As it gets bigger, the surgery to remove it is more extensive, and the potential compications also increase. ...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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Chronic pain following pilonidal cyst removal (4th removal)?

Chronic pain following pilonidal cyst removal (4th removal)?

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

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Will having a pilonidal cyst affect carrying a baby or childbirth?

Will having a pilonidal cyst affect carrying a baby or childbirth?

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

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Help! Need to know if there's a less painful way to get rid of pilonidal cyst?

Help! Need to know if there's a less painful way to get rid of pilonidal cyst?

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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How does pilonidal cyst drainage and surgery work?

How does pilonidal cyst drainage and surgery work?

It depends: All pilonidal cysts are infected to a degree. When there is redness and pus drainage is done. Whe the infection is controlled wide excision is done. Either method carry a 30% recurrence rate. ...Read more

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What pain meds are given for pilonidal cyst surgery?

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

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What is the definition or description of: incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst?

What is the definition or description of: incision and drainage of pilonidal cyst?

Removal of pus: Opening the top layer of infected pilonidal cyst and draning the contained pus from the cavity of the cyst. ...Read more

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Need doctor help! Is my pilonidal cyst infected? How can I tell?

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

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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 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.

A Pain in the Butt..: These things can be a real pain in the butt. If the antibiotic treatment proves to be less than fruitful, seek out a surgeon. Undoubted, he should be able to help with you problem. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. How much does the pilonidal cyst surgery cost in San Diego?

Hello Doctor. How much does the pilonidal cyst surgery cost in San Diego?

Whatever....: Your insurance allows. MD's no longer control the cost.
Therefore ask your insurance and the surgeons that take that insurance ...Read more

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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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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.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Incise and drain: A general surgeon or colo-rectal surgeon might be able to clean it out with minor office surgery or excise the cyst in the or but you want to control the infection and draining is good to allow the cyst to calm down. ...Read more

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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.

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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Pilonidal Cyst (Definition)

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