I have a pilonidal cyst on tailbone and I would like to ask what are the risks? Success rate? How long do I have to be in the hospital? How long until I can go and work or be my normal self?
Welcome to icliniq.com.
It is very evident from your query that you have got a pilonidal cyst. This condition is mostly common in male sex and more in hairy people. I will ask you a few questions and your co-operation will be invaluable.
What is your profession? Do you have to drive for long hours and what is the duration of the swelling? This is very important because this condition is common in drivers. The hair from back or above natal cleft breaks penetrates through the skin causing cyst and it can get infected and cause a pilonidal sinus with serous or pus discharge. Surgery is the treatment.
Now I will answer the queries one by one.
There is no risk for the surgery as such if you have diabetes, the sugars have to be controlled. You have to make sure that you trim the hair over the anal region as I have already mentioned that it is common in hairy males. So if you do not trim your hair near the anal region it can recur. You should get X-ray sacral region to rule out osteomyelitis. Success rate 70 to 80 % depending on the size. You have to be in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. You can work normally after 7 to 10 days. You have to keep your anal region clean to avoid infection.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
.. gone through your query and can understand your health concern. It seems you are having pain in the coccyx region. The coccyx is a small bone present between the anus and lower end of the spine(sacrum). There are many causes of pain in this regio... Read fullWhat is the best posture to avoid pain in legs?
.. to have pathology at the spinal level, causing postural or mechanical backache or a hip or sacrococcygeal joint pathology with referred pain in the thighs. Pain over the inner thigh can be due to either of the two causes mentioned above. To diagno... Read fullCan local anesthesia under sedation be used to decrease pain while suturing?
.. you are doing fine. Coming to your query, the efficacy of local anesthesia depends on various factors like the expertise of anesthetist, drugs used, adjuvants, the amount of drug used, etc. For a small and uncomplicated hernia, local anesthesia wi... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a General Surgeon Now