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My pilonidal cyst scar hurts mostly after work out. Whatcould be the cause of it? Is there any treatment for it?

My pilonidal cyst scar hurts mostly after work out. Whatcould be the cause of it? Is there any treatment for it?

Drainage or excision: If it is infected, it may require drainage. If pain is recurrent you may achieve relief with excision. Meet with a general surgeon to discuss. ...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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Wide excis. Removal pilonidal cyst 10mos ago. Wound finally closed after 8mos, now has 2 small holes w bridging. Recurring cyst or scar breakdown?

Wide excis. Removal pilonidal cyst 10mos ago. Wound finally closed after 8mos, now has 2 small holes w bridging. Recurring cyst or scar breakdown?

Scar formation: A polo ideal cyst removal with wide excision is most likely scar tissue. See your surgeon he/she may want to see if it is a stitch abscess. Keep the area clean and dry until then. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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A couple months ago, my pilonidal cyst scar got inflamed & started bleeding but healed in a week. This cycle keeps repeating every few weeks now.?

A couple months ago, my pilonidal cyst scar got inflamed & started bleeding but healed in a week. This cycle keeps repeating every few weeks now.?

Recurrence?: If your surgery was with in a year or so, make sure it is not recurrence.Go back to your operating surgeon for a check up. ...Read more

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I had a pilonidal cyst excision in Jan 2013. Over the past 3 days, my scar has become painful and swollen. Could this be a new cyst?

I had a pilonidal cyst excision in Jan 2013.  Over the past 3 days, my scar has become painful and swollen.  Could this be a new cyst?

Yes: It could be a recurrence of your pilonidal cyst and it seems to be inflamed or infected. A general surgeon is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for this problem, but if you are unable to see one as soon as possible, head to the hospital emergency room and their personnel will contact one if deemed necessary. ...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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Does it hurt when your pilonidal cyst pops on its own?

Does it hurt when your pilonidal cyst pops on its own?

It can: The "cyst' is really an abscess. An abscess can be sore weather it drains on its own or is incised. ...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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How much does it hurt to get the packing removed from a pilonidal cyst without going to see a surgeon!?

Will have some pain: could be done but you have to check with your surgeon before removing it , also have to go back for follow up wound care ...Read more

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I will see a new doc who will determine if surgery for pilonidal cyst is medically necessary. What should I say to convince him? Hurts? Growing?

You don't have to: If doctor finds that you have pilonidal cyst , pain is possibly due to infection , then will recommend you surgical treatment . Some times initial treatment is drainage of abscess ( I &D ) and antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Pilonidal Cyst (Definition)

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