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Incision And Drainage Of Pilonidal Cyst
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
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
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!
What specialty can help treat pilonidal cyst? Is drainage/packing painful/necessary? How long does it take to recover, i.E sit on chair, etc?
A surgeon: Can remove the cyst in many cases. Any doctor can i;d it. ...Read more
Had pilonidal cyst removal 10 days ago with closure (4 sutures),in last 7 days I had a liquid drainage(my surgeon called seroma).normal?when it stops?
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
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
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
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
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
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
A pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. Sometimes, cyst is asymptomatic.
Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams.
In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be surgically excised. ...Read more
That would be a : Fairly normal course of events for it to relieve the buildup of pressure from the infected material creating an exit pathway or sinus. Without treatment this scenario may often recur. Check this with your physician. Any infection can be associated with risks. ...Read more
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