What is the Pilonidal Cyst?
A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually contains hair and skin debris. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks.
What are its causes?
1-Overgrowth of hair.
2-Sitting for prolonged periods.
Pilonidal cysts usually occur when hair punctures the skin and then becomes embedded. If a pilonidal cyst becomes infected, the resulting abscess is often extremely painful.
How is it diagnosed?
It is diagnosed by examining the doctor to the tailbone area where the cyst is located.
What is the signs and symptoms of Pilonidal Cyst?
-Reddening of the skin.
-Drainage of pus or blood from an opening in the skin.
-Foul smell from draining pus.
How is it treated?
Treatment is surgical removal of the cyst completely.
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