Pilonidal sinus is a chronic skin infection typically developed in the tailbone region or just at top of the cleft of the buttocks. It appears in the form of a pouch or small hole in the skin which accumulates pus, blood and fluid which can lead to significant discomfort. Pilonidal sinus or cysts are more common in males than in females. People are also most likely to develop pilonidal cysts between puberty and 40 years old. It happens when the hair at the top of the cleft (of the buttocks) gets pushed inside the body, causing dirt to push inside and cause infection.
Friction from tight clothes causing hair to grow inwards
Sitting for long hours
Birth defects causing hair to grow inwards
Abnormal hair growth
Pain, swelling and skin discoloration
Pus or blood oozing from the cyst
Foul odor from the opening of the region from pus and fluid
Pain when touched
Protruding hair at the lesion
A doctor can diagnose a pilonidal cyst by carrying out a physical examination. The doctor will also assess the person’s family medical history. Based on the observations, Pilonidal Sinus is confirmed and the appropriate treatment is recommended.
A common treatment for pilonidal sinus is incision and drainage. In this procedure, the doctor will remove any hair or hair follicles from the cyst and drain any fluid. They will then pack the wound with gauze and may seal the area with stitches. A more recent procedure is a laser surgery technique which has the advantages over conventional methods like preventing the recurrence, being painless with no cuts and stitches, quick recovery and same day discharge.
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