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Can you pop your own pilonidal cyst?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes; not recommended

You can. It increases the chance of getting a worse infection and worse scarring after healing.
See your doctor and let them help in your care.

In brief: Yes; not recommended

You can. It increases the chance of getting a worse infection and worse scarring after healing.
See your doctor and let them help in your care.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes, but won't cure

Yes, you can "pop" it - but that will not provide for a cure.
It will likely come back. It is best to see a physician in this situation to ensure that it is properly drained.

In brief: Yes, but won't cure

Yes, you can "pop" it - but that will not provide for a cure.
It will likely come back. It is best to see a physician in this situation to ensure that it is properly drained.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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