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Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. Erik Borncamp Dr. Borncamp
Wound care
21 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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What is the recovery time for a pilonidal cyst surgery?

What is the recovery time for a pilonidal cyst surgery?

Everyone's different: Most people are pretty sore for 2 weeks than do well. If infected, you may have an open wound and need dressing changes for 6-8 weeks

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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.

Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Hello Doctor. How much does the pilonidal cyst surgery cost in San Diego?

Hello Doctor. How much does the pilonidal cyst surgery cost in San Diego?

Whatever....: Your insurance allows. MD's no longer control the cost.
Therefore ask you insurance and the surgeons that take that insurance

Dr. Jan Rakinic Dr. Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
34 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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 don't 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

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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How harmful for your health is a surgery for a pilonidal cyst?

If it is just: Drainage, it is not so bad. If this is definitive excision for a recurrent abscess, it can take a few weeks to two months to heal. But surgery is only on skin and subcutaneous tissue and does not involve internal organs, so it is not a dangerous operation. Ask your surgeon for details.

Dr. Andrew Braunstein Dr. Braunstein
Surgery
33 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Pilonidal cyst, it was cut open drained packed and has healed. I was unable to get surgery, now there is a lump there. With no insurance what can I do?

Pilonidal cyst, it was cut open drained packed and has healed. I was unable to get surgery, now there is a lump there. With no insurance what can I do?

Avoid hard seats: Avoiding hard surfaces to sit, use a pillow, and keeping the area clean are sterting points. The relapse rate even after surgery is high. I may cost you some money but a visit to a general surgeon may help. Next year the affordible care act could cost you less per month than an office visit so you should think about signing up and get the care you may need.

Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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About 3 or 4 yrs ago I found that I have a pilonidal cyst, should I have surgery soon?

About 3 or 4 yrs ago I found that I have a pilonidal cyst, should I have surgery soon?

Pilonidal Cyst: If you have discomfort again, go and see a surgeon for it. They tend to come back. When small may disappear by themselves. Complex or recurrent disease must be treated surgically. Procedures vary from unroofing the sinuses to excision and possible closure with flaps. Larger operations require longer healing times. If the wound is left open, it will require dressing or packing to keep it ok.

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Dr. Andres Katz Dr. Katz
Surgery - Vascular
45 years in practice
Catholic University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Does playing volleyball could be the reason of recurrence of pilonidal cyst after 6 months of surgery?

No: 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.

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Hi I had a pilonidal cyst remove surgery and my surgery is closed wound I'm scared. Is closed wound dangerous??? please help me

Hi I had a pilonidal cyst remove surgery and my surgery is closed wound I'm scared. Is closed wound dangerous??? please help me

Have surgeon clarify: When a small pilonidal area is excised it is usually left open to granulate in. Some larger areas are marsupulized (bringing the skin edges down to the bottom of the wound) which partially closes the wound an accelerates wound healing without promoting recurrance or wound infection

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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.

Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What could cause complications with pilonidal cyst three years after surgery?

Recurrence: Recurrence after pilonidal surgery is not uncommon. It is a known problem with every surgery available for it.

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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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!

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