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My pilonidal cyst scar hurts mostly after work out. Whatcould be the cause of it? Is there any treatment for it?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Drainage or excision
If it is infected, it may require drainage.
If pain is recurrent you may achieve relief with excision. Meet with a general surgeon to discuss.

In brief: Drainage or excision
If it is infected, it may require drainage.
If pain is recurrent you may achieve relief with excision. Meet with a general surgeon to discuss.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Pilonidal Cyst
You may have a nerve caught up in some scar tissue or there may be some residual cyst that is still causing irritation.
Best to consult with your surgeon to see if additional surgery or physical therapy to break up the scar tissue may help.

In brief: Pilonidal Cyst
You may have a nerve caught up in some scar tissue or there may be some residual cyst that is still causing irritation.
Best to consult with your surgeon to see if additional surgery or physical therapy to break up the scar tissue may help.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Michael Matthew
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Early or late?
Scar tightness and pain would be fairly common the first few month after closure.
If it has been longer, then pay attention to how you are putting pressure on the area and consider following up with your surgeon.

In brief: Early or late?
Scar tightness and pain would be fairly common the first few month after closure.
If it has been longer, then pay attention to how you are putting pressure on the area and consider following up with your surgeon.
Dr. Michael Matthew
Dr. Michael Matthew
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Are you asking why?
Pilonidal cysts come from inward-growing hair penetrating the very thin skin of this area.
The midline is an embryological "seam" where the two halves of you fused during development. The skin is so thin there that the curly hair can burrow through into the underlying fat and create a cyst. Because this is a "germy" area, painful flare ups of infection are common. Antibacterial soap +/- surgery!

In brief: Are you asking why?
Pilonidal cysts come from inward-growing hair penetrating the very thin skin of this area.
The midline is an embryological "seam" where the two halves of you fused during development. The skin is so thin there that the curly hair can burrow through into the underlying fat and create a cyst. Because this is a "germy" area, painful flare ups of infection are common. Antibacterial soap +/- surgery!
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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