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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 is an incision and drainage of a pilonidal cyst performed?

How is an incision and drainage of a pilonidal cyst performed?

The two common ways : Are to cut out the entire cyst along with its lining and close it up directly with stitches after thoroughly washing it out or to cut it out entirely but leave it open with packing that needs to be changed and then washed out several times letting it heal from the floor of where the cyst was or use a device known as a woundvac to force it to heal quicker with similar wound care. ...Read more

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Had bascom off midline pit picking with closed incision 4 pilonidal cyst Day 7 post op, a lot of fluid/blood + crusty blood on wound. Normal? Thanks!

Had bascom off midline pit picking with closed incision 4 pilonidal cyst Day 7 post op, a lot of fluid/blood + crusty blood on wound. Normal? Thanks!

Yes possible: In Bascom technique , a flap is created ,after excision of pilonidal cyst obliterating inter gluteal grove , possible to collect some fluid under the flap , call your doctor for follow up , to check the intactness of flap. ...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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One surgeon said lipoma and another said pilonidal cyst? Solid movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit but no drainage. Uninfected pilonidal?

One surgeon said lipoma and another said pilonidal cyst? Solid movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit but no drainage. Uninfected pilonidal?

Sounds like a pilo-: -nidal cyst. If there is some swelling there it may B a fatty deposit where the cyst is, or a quiescent area from previous infection. The fact that has a dimple, is the reason it's a pilonidal cyst. If not hot, sore, red, it is best to leave it alone. A surgeon should B who U C 4 this. ...Read more

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I might need surgery for a pilonidal cyst, but I'm terrified of surgery. Will there be a big hole or will it just be a small incision?

I might need surgery for a pilonidal cyst, but I'm terrified of surgery. Will there be a big hole or will it just be a small incision?

Pilonidal cyst: Pilonidal cysts can vary from very simple and small to large recurrent cysts that are difficult to treat. Depending on the size, they can be completely closed but most surgeons have a low threshold to leave them open and pack them for several weeks (at home) to prevent wound breakdown. Make sure you are treated by an experienced general surgeon. Plastic surgeons may be needed for complex cases. ...Read more

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Could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

Could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

No: Pilonidal cysts occur between the buttocks below the coccyx near the anus. They can cause intense pain and burning but only local small nerves are in that area not big nerves. ...Read more

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Could i live with pilonidal cyst?

Could i live with pilonidal cyst?

Yes: Pilonidal cysts can be painful, become infected, drain purulent fluid or blood. Thay can be treated with antibiotics when infected. They can be removed with surgery. Should you so choose, you can keep your pilonidal cyst and deal with any problems they cause you. ...Read more

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Can you pop your own pilonidal cyst?

Can you pop your own pilonidal cyst?

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. ...Read more

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What should I do about pilonidal cyst?

What should I do about pilonidal cyst?

See doctor: Pilonidal cyst can often be managed with local care- shaving hair in the area, occasional antibiotics if redness and swelling occur. Cysts with relatively few symptoms can "burn out" by age 40 or so; it is rare to see folks over 40 with pilonidal cyst symptoms! however, your doctor can help you determine what treatment is most appropriate for your situation. ...Read more

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Can you surgically remove a pilonidal cyst?

Can you surgically remove a pilonidal cyst?

Yes.: There are several surgical approaches to pilonidal cyst removal. The classic approach left a large open wound which healed in over time; recurrence was lower, but wound care was a problem. Newer approaches focus on smaller wounds and primarily closed wounds. More extensive procedures with flaps are generally reserved in the us for more extensive or recurrent disease. ...Read more

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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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What is a pilonidal cyst excision?

What is a pilonidal cyst excision?

Nest of hair. : An abscess or chronic infection usually at the top of the crease between your buttocks. Excision would be removal of this collection. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent a pilonidal cyst?

What to do to prevent a pilonidal cyst?

Not much: If you already have a cyst, because it needs to be removed if it is causing repeated infections. Show it to surgeon for alternatives you have at this point. ...Read more

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What is causing an oozing pilonidal cyst ?

What is causing an oozing pilonidal cyst ?

Need to see MD: When there is ozzing there is a possibility that you may have an infection which may need to be treated. If you have recurrent problems then you may need surgery. If you have fever or not feeling well you should seek attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Incision And Drainage (Definition)

A skin abscess is a collection of pus and infected material in or on the skin. The doctor may cut open and drain the abscess, after placing some numbing medicine in the area. Packing material may be left in wound to help it heal and ...Read more