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Pilonidal cyst

Also known as Pilonidal Sinus and Coccygeal Sinus

A pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with pilonidal cyst, 52% report having skin growth, 41% report having lower body pain, and 32% report having ache all over. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of pilonidal cyst are skin growth, lower body pain, skin swelling, pain of the anus, bones are painful, back mass or lump, mass or swelling around the anus, and low back swelling, although you may still have pilonidal cyst without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pilonidal cyst often receive wound care management, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), incision and drainage, excision, rectal examination, culture wound, other or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast and physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pilonidal cyst include clindamycin, miconazole topical product, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, silver nitrate topical each, magnesium sulfate, quinidine, clavulanate (augmentin), salsalate, sodium hypochlorite topical, isosorbide dinitrate, linezolid (zyvox), dicloxacillin and sulfamethoxazole (bactrim) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pilonidal cyst include age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
3.6x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.2x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.1x
Other
0.7x
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