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What Can I Do About An Pilonidal Cyst
Shave; have surgery: Uncomplicated cysts can often be managed with shaving the area. Dislodged hairs that work into the cyst cause the infection. Of course, some folks who aren't hairy have pilonidal cysts. If local swelling and pain occurs, infection is likely. Antibiotics can often treat the acute symptoms unless there is a frank abscess- that needs drainage. Recurrent symptoms usually require resection of the cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See doctor: Pilonidal cyst can often be managed with local care- shaving hair in the area, occasional antibiotics if redness and swelling occur. Cysts with relatively few symptoms can "burn out" by age 40 or so; it is rare to see folks over 40 with pilonidal cyst symptoms! however, your doctor can help you determine what treatment is most appropriate for your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be worried that a newly found pilonidal cyst has been bleeding for about a week, should I seek medical attention immediately?
I've had a pilonidal cyst for about 5 days now. (I have had one before 3 years ago). I woke up and it was draining. Where it drains it feels rubbery?
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them advise on what to do. ...Read more
I was getting what I thought was my 3rd pilonidal cyst. After about a week it's now completely gone. I feel no more pain or feel a lump. Any idea why?
Ive had pilonidal cyst for about 5 days, very swollen and painful but today it drained on its own but now when i try to go to washroom, blood poursout?
Going to the doctor tomorrow to see about this possible pilonidal cyst but right now i touched it and feel the puss inside. I don't want it to burst!
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