Pilonidal Sinus

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What could be a painful pulp outside the ass crack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pulp just outside the ass crack which just originated today and it is painful.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Jalan

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your question. It seems from the picture that you should be having severe pain (attachment removed to protect identity). This can be the result of thrombosed hemorrhoids, perianal fistula, or a pilonidal sinus. Still, to guide you better I need a few...  Read Full »

Why do I have two red spots at the site of pilonidal surgery?

Query: Hello, I had a pilonidal surgery with the cleft lift procedure done an year ago. A week or two back I had a slight pain the same region on my lower back and it was a pimple, not a big one but just a small one, it looked the same! I felt like it was filled with pus. So i found some home remedies (a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: hello, don't worry I will help you regarding your problem. you underwent surgery for pilonidal sinus 1 year back now now you have 1 or 2 pimple at the same site. that may be due to infection of that local area. I will prescribe you some medicine. please maintain local hygiene shave your hair of th...  Read Full »

Do white pus at the end of tail bone suggest infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. A few months ago I noticed a small lump on my skin directly on my tailbone. I picked it and it formed into a small dent. I did not think anything of it but for the past one week the same dent has become inflamed on the outer edge and extremely painful to touch. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you could be suffering from a pilonidal sinus or cyst. Color of pus, yellow or white is not of great concern. What can be concerning is a large amount of pus. Kindly try to quantify it, may be in drops or teaspoon measures. It is a disease of young ...  Read Full »

Is it mandatory to get surgery immediately for pilonidal sinus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pilonidal sinus, that is 20 mm long. I consulted the surgeon and he suggested surgery. Is it mandatory to get the surgery done now itself or can I wait for three to four months?  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A pilonidal sinus is more common among men who: 1. Have more hard body hair. 2. Have long working hours (sitting down). 3. Obese. Unfortunately, surgery is the best option for you in going forward. However, as the recovery period can be a lengthy one, you may hol...  Read Full »

Is surgery the only option to cure pilonidal sinus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. I have a sitting job (mostly eight to 10 hours a day with no exercise). I was diagnosed with pilonidal sinus a few months ago and was suggested a surgery. As it comes with a long recovery time, I never opted for it. One of the doctors suggested that I just live ...  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why this occurs is elusive, although many hypothetical explanations are given. Surgery is the best and only curative option. The wound can be closed without any pr...  Read Full »

Had pilonidal sinus surgery before two months. Why is it bleeding now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from pilonidal sinus. I have been operated thrice in the last two years and the third operation has been successful. In the other two operations, the doctors left some of the sinus in. My main concern is that, it had been operated and healing well. It was stitched and the d...  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As a matter of fact, the worst thing of pilonidal sinus is that it can be repeated after treatment including surgery. Since you have been operated lately, I would recommend you to go through a cure of antibiotics as a first try. Because, it may be an infection of the woun...  Read Full »

What to do if pilonidal cyst surgery site has started bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pilonidal cyst surgery done almost two months ago. I rubbed the area and it has started bleeding. What do I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Subhadeep Tripathy

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pilonidal cystectomy is the surgical removal of the pilonidal cyst. Some surgeons while operating on the pilonidal sinus, keep the surgical area open in order to heal with granulation tissue. Some surgeons decide to close the wound. In your case, it seems like the woun...  Read Full »

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