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What to do if I have a child who has had surgery for a pilonidal dimple that extends to their spine?
I have pilonidal dimple or hole above my tailbone and its a little sore the spot feels like it has anesthesia. how long will it take to heal. no lump?
Depends: Pilonidal disease that causes no symptoms does not need to be treated. Call your doctor if you notice any of the following around the pilonidal cyst: Drainage of pus, redness, swelling or tenderness. Antibiotics may be used if there is an infection spreading in the skin. Surgery to remove an abscess that returns. ...Read more
Hi, i had a surgery for pilonidal sonus second time, 15 days back. The wound is nice and clean because of daily dressing. What should I do to avoid its reccurence?
Clean and Dry: A complete resection of the pilonidal sinus should result in a cure from this problem. Keep your healing wound clean and dry. If you have hair in the area, then once you are completely healed, you can use a depilatory cream to remove all hair from the area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am dignosed with pilonidal sytus...Not experiencing any pain right now....Is the operation necessary?
Pilonidal cyst: Surgery to remove the cyst at this stage, no symptoms and no infection, is a good option. This is elective. Waiting until you have an infection, abscess, or severe pain is also an option. However, you will be urgent or emergent category and surgery will be necessary. Elective surgery has better outcomes for a reason. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Patients with pilonidal cysts may not have any symptoms at all. In others the cyst may become infected resulting in inflammation and pain. The infected cyst may grow and rupture into the surrounding tissue, forming an abscess. Infected pilonodal cysts/abscesses can cause severe pain, redness, swelling, and warmth of the skin of the tailbone area. Abscesses may cause fever and drainage of pus. ...Read more
Some r prone to it: If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones to have a propensity for this problem, then you may get it. Others will go their whole lives without ever having this. Good news, though, is it is well treated surgically, usually an outpatient procedure. Sometimes, it can go very deep. Er docs and family practice docs can treat this, but for recurrences, get to a general surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
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