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What are my options in pilonidal sinus surgery? Is it wrong to postpone it?

What are my options in pilonidal sinus surgery? Is it wrong to postpone it?

Ideal way: Is to get it fixed as soon as possible (electively) by one of several methods, as it mat flare up at a important time you do not want to get sick. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I have pilonidal sinus. How can I treat it hurbally and without a doctor or surgery? I am also an md but don't want any surgery.

Pilonidal Sinus: Unfortunately, the only way to completely remove a pilonidal sinus is by having surgery. Without surgery to remove it, the pilonidal cyst and sinus carry a risk of repeated infections and abscess formation. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only option to obtain best results for Umbilical Pilonidal Sinus?

Confused: Brother I am confused pilonidal cyst is usually on the tail bone next to the butt.
And the umbilical area is in the middle of your belly button so where is your problem?
For the real pilonidal cyst yes surgery is the only way.
If you are having sinus drainage from the umbilical area, it could be an abnormal communication between the bladder and the umbilical area, need special test to confirmed. ...Read more

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After surgery for pilonidal sinus how long does it take to cure and what precautions are to be taken.?

Depends on surgery: There are several ways to treat a pilonidal cyst by surgery. First, you can cut it out & suture back up the skin and tissues and that takes about 2 weeks to heal but there is a high recurrence rate. You can cut it open & leave open & change dressings (marsupialization) which can take several weeks but low recurrence or do the last procedure but use a wound vac & about 10 days to heal- no packing. ...Read more

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Are there any risk in umbilical Pilonidal Sinus removal surgery? Is it a simple procedure or complicated?

Are there any risk in umbilical Pilonidal Sinus removal surgery? Is it a simple procedure or complicated?

Simple: But no procedure is without some risk; pain, infection, bleeding, etc. Your surgeon will review the risk benefit with you - don't be afraid to ask questions or get a second surgical opinion. ...Read more

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Can I masturbate after pilonidal sinus surgery?

Probably fine: It should be okay, but you might enjoy it more if you wait a few days until the site has healed. Certainly keep the area clean and be gentle. If you do masturbate and it feels bad, give it some more time - just be patient - it won't take too long. Have fun! ...Read more

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I have a pilonidal sinus and got a cleft lift open surgery twice in the past 4 months. It has opened up again! What can I do other than surgery?

Old fashion: There is a lot of papers written on the best way to treat pilonidal cyst.
All of them came to one conclusion, go back to the old fashion way.
The old fashion is not to close the wound and let it heal from the inside out, it take a longer time, but the healing is solid with the least possible recurrence.
Some time we use a wound vac to speed up the healing, see a surgeon or wound care specialist. ...Read more

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I am 28 yr male and my pilonidal sinus got infected for 1st time. I am diabetic. Should I immediately get a surgery or can I wait for an year and see?

What does doctor say: This is not fun surgery, but may be necessary, and the longer you wait the better the chances for complications. You need to discuss all options with the surgeon and then come to a conclusion based upon an assessment of risks and benefits. Get better soon. ...Read more

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I had pilonidal sinus surgery and no there is a hole in the place of stitch. I wash it with serum but I don't know should ivacate the hole or not?

I had pilonidal sinus surgery and no there is a hole in the place of stitch. I wash it with serum but I don't know should ivacate the hole or not?

See your surgeon: Pilonidal operations commonly have healing difficulties. You should return to your surgeon and have him/her look at the area to optimize your treatment. ...Read more

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Pilonidal sinus can I use a cross trainer even though I have a drain in? Putting on weight since surgery & don't see doc till feb!

Pilonidal sinus can I use a cross trainer even though I have a drain in? Putting on weight since surgery & don't see doc till feb!

If your body allows: Most of surgeons will allow as much as body allows to do activities, is slow healing process, you have to call your surgeon for instructions including your drain ...Read more

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I just had a surgery for pilonidal sinus and they left it open. For the first few days, there was no pain. But now its aching after I had the warm water cleaning. What should I do?

Likely normal: After an excision of a cyst, it is normal to have some discomfort with dressing changes. Continue to keep it moist and hair free during the healing process. Also see you treating doctor regularly for wound checks. ...Read more

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I'm 25 yrs, female suffering from a pilonidal cyst which got burst. Dr. Advised sinus excision & I'm afraid to undergo surgery as I ve a keloidal skin

I'm 25 yrs, female suffering from a pilonidal cyst which got burst. Dr. Advised sinus excision & I'm afraid to undergo surgery as I ve a keloidal skin

Difficult problem: A keloid is an unusual scar resulting from a minor scratch or a planned surgery. Typically they occur on the ears, shoulders and chest, although they may be anywhere, tend to be familial and may be more common in blacks. Often misdiagnosed when more commonly the scar is just unsatisfactory and "hypertrophic", treatments include surgery, cortisone, pressure and radiation. Recurrence is common. ...Read more

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Is someone with a pilonidal sinus affected by obesity?

Is someone with a pilonidal sinus affected by obesity?

Affected?: Do you mean are obese people at higher risks of pilonidal cysts? It seems to be that way. But even skinny people can get them. ...Read more

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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

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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 ...Read more

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Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Exercise: I would check with your doctor that performed the procedure
it would also depend on the type of exercise that you wanted to do. ...Read more

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Why would there be no cure for pilonidal sinus after so many years?

Pilonidal sinus: Pilonidal cyst/sinus cause wounds and infections in the pre-sacral area. Surgery to excise the cyst/sinus/infection is safe and effective. Recovery is challenging due to the sensitive area. Okay to go for a surgery consult, hopefully when the sinus is not infected, as infection increases risk for recurrence. ...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 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 ...Read more

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Pilonidal sinus, why MRI scan?

See if goes deep: To see if cyst connects to spine. ...Read more

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What are the surgical methods of excising pilonidal sinus?

What are the surgical methods of excising pilonidal sinus?

There are several: Accepted methods from excision, wide drainage, flaps speak to your surgeon which method he advises for you Ref A C Rao : Cutting seton for pilonidal disease New approach ...Read more

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Pilonidal Cyst (Definition)

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