Must I call my doctor if I have a pilonidal cyst?

Not necessary. Although if you discover the cyst you can be eval by a surgeon for elective excision of the cyst to prevent future complication such as infection and abscess.
Pilonidal cysts. Pilonidal cysts - the good the bad and the ugly if they are enlarging painful or hurt, or if you have swelling red streaking fevers and chills then you may ride it out with hot compresses. They usually come back. If you have any pain or signs of infection then you will talk with a doctor sooner or later, and sooner is easier for you in the long run!
Not necessarily. If it is not infected and stable, then not necessarily. If you have an active infection, it is hurting, draining, or swollen - than yes. My question is, how do you know it is a pilonidal cyst? Speak with the physician that made this diagnosis for you.

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I'm going to the doctor for my tail bone on Tuesday. But I recently noticed that there is a flap of skin where I think I have a pilonidal cyst.

You'll show. Yur doctor and he will advise from there. Read more...
Bump near tail bone. A pilonidal cyst is a lump under the skin at the bottom of the back, where the two sides of the buttocks meet. It is caused by something that happens to some people when they are embryos. It can be a small or large bump, or a big swollen abcess. Only a surgeon can remove it so it never comes back. Read more...

Need doctor help! Is my pilonidal cyst infected? How can I tell?

Pain. Pain, erythema, and warmth are the cardinal signs of infection. See a physician, you may need antibiotics and/or drainage of the cyst. Read more...

I'm getting my 3rd pilonidal cyst and I can't go to the doctor just yet PERSONA REASONS Is there any over the counter medicine to help me with pain?

No you need. to see your doctor , you may have an access that has to be drained , just antibiotics not enough . Most likely you have only drainage of pilonidal abscess not definative surgery. Read more...
Not really. Pain can be controlled with naprosyn (naproxen) or ibuprofen in combination with acetaminophen. The pain however is likely to be a sign of deep infection, and masking it could make it worse. I would recommend seeing a colorectal or general surgeon with experience and interest in treating this troublesome malady. Hope this helps!. . Read more...

Hello Doctor. How much does the pilonidal cyst surgery cost in San Diego?

Whatever.... your insurance allows. MD's no longer control the cost.
Therefore ask you insurance and the surgeons that take that insurance. Read more...