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What are the symptoms of pilonidal cysts?

What are the symptoms of pilonidal cysts?

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

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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Infected pilonidal cyst? Shaved my crack and now have symptoms likes leakage, a lot moisture around crack and anus. And a bad smell while sit/walk!

Infected pilonidal cyst? Shaved my crack and now have symptoms likes leakage, a lot moisture around crack and anus. And a bad smell while sit/walk!

You need to see: A surgeon. Tour symptoms are secondary to an abscess which is spontaneously draining. You need an exam to see if you either need an incision and drainage or just antibiotics. For the time being soak your bottom in warm water and cover with a dry gauze. ...Read more

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Who gets pilonidal cysts?

Who gets pilonidal cysts?

Young adults: Pilonidal cysts occurs most commonly in young adults, mainly between the ages of 15-24. It is very rare for anyone to develop pilonidal disease after the age of 40. Males are more likely to develop these cysts than females. ...Read more

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Hello can pilonidal cysts become hard ? can pilonidal cysts cures with drugs?

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  can pilonidal cysts become hard ?
  can pilonidal cysts cures with drugs?

Infection: chronic infection can cause these cysts to become scarred and hardened; however, although antibiotic therapy will calm down an infection, surgery is the definitive cure. ...Read more

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What is a pilonidal cyst?

What is a pilonidal cyst?

Cyst on tailbone: A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops in the midline of the tailbone near the cleft of the buttocks. The most accepted theory for the cause of these cysts is the blockage of hair follicles in the skin of the area which creates "pits" in the cleft of the buttocks. As the follicles become clogged with hair and skin debris, cyst formation occurs. ...Read more

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What treats pilonidal cyst ?

What treats pilonidal cyst ?

Surgery: The only treatment for pilonidal disease is surgery. There are numerous surgeries offered for this. Ultimately, it will be what your surgeon is most comfortable with and has done most often. ...Read more

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Could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

Could pilonidal cyst hit nerve?

No: Pilonidal cysts occur between the buttocks below the coccyx near the anus. They can cause intense pain and burning but only local small nerves are in that area not big nerves. ...Read more