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What are the major side affects of a surgery to remove a cyst from the tail bone?

What are the major side affects of a surgery to remove a cyst from the tail bone?

Tailbone cyst remove: The most common "cyst" in this region is a pilonidal cyst. It is in the skin and fat over the sacrum or very low back, part of our pelvis just above the tail bone. It should be removed as these trap hair and debris, and can become infected. Once healing is complete, there are no side effects from having these removed, except a scar in the upper butt cleft. ...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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I had a cyst removed on my tail bone 4 days ago. My doctor told me to take off the dressing and just leave it uncovered. Is this the best idea.

I had a cyst removed on my tail bone 4 days ago. My doctor told me to take off the dressing and just leave it uncovered. Is this the best idea.

Bacteria: Bacteria love warm and moist environments. Some dressings allow for moisture from your body temperature to build up in the wound making it susceptible to bacteria and an infection. Probably best to keep the wound uncovered if that was recommended. ...Read more

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My age 18 male. I have a internal cyst like thing near tail bone which pains and bleeds out from tail bone. Plz help bcoz its too scary.

My age 18 male. I have a internal cyst like thing near tail bone which pains and bleeds out from tail bone. Plz help bcoz its too scary.

Pilonidal cyst?: Based on the location and your description, this sounds like a pilonidal cyst, part of a syndrome called pilonidal disease. Check webmd or search google for details. Treatment is usually surgical. As usual, see your physician or surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a cyst on my tail bone and had surgery and i think it may be coming back is there anything i can do for it at home?

Pilonidal cyst: You are describing a pilonidal cyst. Unfortunately there is nothing trhat can be done at home. If you are hirsute in the area, try dcreasing the density of hair with waxing or a depilatory. If the cyst becomes infected then surgery will be the next treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst last year. A couple of days ago I started having pain on my tail bone. No damage was done to my tail bone.

I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst last year.  A couple of days ago I started having pain on my tail bone. No damage was done to my tail bone.

Unrelated: An ovarian cyst last year is unlikely to be related to pain on your tailbone this year. If the pain is severe or persists you need to see your PCP or an urgent care clinic for an exam to find out the cause of the pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm going to the doctor for my tail bone on Tuesday. But I recently noticed that there is a flap of skin where I think I have a pilonidal cyst.

I'm going to the doctor for my tail bone on Tuesday.  But I recently noticed that there is a flap of skin where   I think I have  a pilonidal cyst.

Bump near tail bone: A pilonidal cyst is a lump under the skin at the bottom of the back, where the two sides of the buttocks meet. It is caused by something that happens to some people when they are embryos. It can be a small or large bump, or a big swollen abcess. Only a surgeon can remove it so it never comes back. ...Read more

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Fever of 101. Stung when urinating. Have a cyst by tail bone. Pain running from legs all the way up to my arms. What could cause all this?

Fever of 101.  Stung when urinating. Have a cyst by tail bone. Pain running from legs all the way up to my arms. What could cause all this?

See a doctor ASAP: You at least have a moderately severe uti, and potentially other severe issues. An infectious diseases expert or a urologist would be a good place to start. But go now. Do not wait. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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