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The line of skin just below my tailbone gets red and when water touches it, hurts like a knife. This happens every week or two. What is it?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Infection possible

While this could be a rash, it sounds like maybe you have a pilonidal cyst or abscess.
If that is the case then you need to get seen by at least your family physician, who may or may not refer you to a general surgeon.

In brief: Infection possible

While this could be a rash, it sounds like maybe you have a pilonidal cyst or abscess.
If that is the case then you need to get seen by at least your family physician, who may or may not refer you to a general surgeon.
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