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What should I do about pilonidal cyst?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Surgery

There are numerous surgeries available.
See a surgeon to discuss options.

In brief: Surgery

There are numerous surgeries available.
See a surgeon to discuss options.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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