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Is it okay to have pilonidal cyst surgery with a cold?

Is it okay to have pilonidal cyst surgery with a cold?

With any elective: Surgery, you should be in best condition to minimize any chances of complications. Why take any chances with even minor procedures which can still have complications that may be compounded by having an upper respiratory infection that could also be the beginning of something more serious like a pneumonia. ...Read more

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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What is the recovery time for a pilonidal cyst surgery?

What is the recovery time for a pilonidal cyst surgery?

Pilonidal Surgery: Full recovery from pilonidal cyst surgery may take from several days to weeks depending on the form of surgery performed. For cases where the wound is closed after drainage, recovery would take a lot faster while for cases wherein the wound is left open and allowing the insides to heal first would take several weeks. ...Read more

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Subsequent to pilonidal cyst surgery (haven't been able to go number 2)?

Subsequent to pilonidal cyst surgery (haven't been able to go number 2)?

Call your surgeon: How many days post O P , you surgeon will Rx you a laxative, if needed after examination. ...Read more

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I need pilonidal cyst surgery. It says the recovery can be a month does that mean i cant do anything during the month? i dont want to ruin my summer

I need pilonidal cyst surgery. It says the recovery can be a month does that mean i cant do anything during the month? i dont want to ruin my summer

Takes time to heal: then you plan after summer. Speak to your doctor . Refer A C Rao Cutting seton for pinolidal disease. Techniques Coloprotology Oct08: 10242 ...Read more

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What pain meds are given for pilonidal cyst surgery?

What pain meds are given for pilonidal cyst surgery?

Many are effective: Like any surgery that involves the skin and subcutaneous tissue alone, many pain meds are effective: oral opiates are often given for the first few days after surgery, but can have side effects including nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are often employed after the first few days. These last may be superior in relieving pain from local tissue swelling. ...Read more

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Still sometimes redness, swelling and pain occurs after six months of pilonidal cyst surgery.Is this recurrence?

Still sometimes redness, swelling and pain occurs after six months of pilonidal cyst  surgery.Is this recurrence?

Recurrence: Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk. At 6 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence. See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision. ...Read more

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Do pilonidal cyst surgery affect on prostate or any internal organ ?

Pilonidal cyst: Surgery usually does not directly affect internal organs. Consult with your surgeon about specific complications. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to smoke marijuana after an excision of a pilonidal cyst surgery?

How long should I wait to smoke marijuana after an excision of a pilonidal cyst surgery?

Forever: No good will come for using the weed. If you have managed without the weed during surgery, it would be a good idea to not get started again. Quit while you are ahead. ...Read more

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Is pilonidal cysts surgery risky ? can i do it after calming the infection by drugs?

Is pilonidal cysts surgery risky ?
can i do it after calming the infection by drugs?

Not risky: It is a safe surgery usually. Occasionally if the cyst has a tract inside, it may have to be surgically explored. Do consult with a surgeon regarding this. Antibiotics do help treat the infection , but not eliminate the recurrence of infection. ...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