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Pilonidal Cyst Fishy Smell
I hav pilonidal cyst for past an year but didnot went to dr. Its not painful? Shal I b concerned? Is it dang. To let it b? Itcauses a foul smell too
Time for the doctor:
Pilonidal cysts are stubborn and need the care of a physician or surgeon. I'm afraid the foul smell means you might have an infection. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...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
Infected pilonidal cyst? Shaved my crack and now have symptoms likes leakage, a lot moisture around crack and anus. And a bad smell while sit/walk!
Plz help! My bum used to sweat so I shaved it now it's worse and smells bad! Could it be pilonidal cyst do to ingrown hair?! it's differ when I sit.
Not likely: A piloniidal cyst unless you have a history of painful red swollen lump in the area. Most likely a skin reaction and skin damage from shaving. See a doctor for an exam. ...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
Outpatient or inpati:
Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams.
In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be lanced or surgically excised (along with pilonidal sinus tracts). Post-surgical wound packing may be necessary, and packing typically must be replaced twice daily for 4 to 8 weeks. ...Read more