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Pilonidal Sinus – understanding the condition

Even though Pilonidal Sinus is not life-threatening, it can become infected and cause you a lot of pain. It is fairly common and hence you should learn to identify its symptoms and know what needs to be done. Read on to find out.

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Pilonidal Sinus – understanding the condition

Even though Pilonidal Sinus is not life-threatening, it can become infected and cause you a lot of pain. It is fairly common and hence you should learn to identify its symptoms and know what needs to be done. Read on to find out.

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Condition

first condition

What is pilonidal sinus?

Sinus means a skin lined tube with only one opening. The other end is closed. Pilonidal sinus is a condition noticed commonly in people aged between 15-30 years. It is noted in the sacral region (near tailbone), in the midline, at the top of natal cleft (bum crack/ cleft).view more

How to diagnose pilonidal sinus ? When to consult a doctor?

The clinician examination is all that would be required. Diagnosis of this condition sometimes requires specialized scans or tests. Your doctor will start by giving you a full physical examination.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is pilonidal sinus?

Sinus means a skin lined tube with only one opening. The other end is closed. Pilonidal sinus is a condition noticed commonly in people aged between 15-30 years. It is noted in the sacral region (near tailbone), in the midline, at the top of natal cleft (bum crack/ cleft).

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Condition two

How to diagnose pilonidal sinus ? When to consult a doctor?

The clinician examination is all that would be required. Diagnosis of this condition sometimes requires specialized scans or tests. Your doctor will start by giving you a full physical examination.

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Causes

  • Friction from the clothes
  • Sitting for long hours
  • occurrence of pilonidal sinus is that of infected hair follicles
  • Increase of sex hormones, at the time of puberty

Symptoms

  • Pain and swelling
  • Buttocks itching and discomfort
  • Irritation in the skin
  • Large painful mass (inflammation or abscess)

Causes

  • Friction from the clothes
  • Sitting for long hours
  • occurrence of pilonidal sinus is that of infected hair follicles
  • Increase of sex hormones, at the time of puberty

Symptoms

  • Pain and swelling
  • Buttocks itching and discomfort
  • Irritation in the skin
  • Large painful mass (inflammation or abscess)

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

In the acute setting, the abscess would be drained, and infection treated with antibiotics. Multiple non-surgical methods include Removal of hair follicles, Local hygiene and alcohol washes

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Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Health insurances cover the cost of pilonidal sinus treatment. The limit on claim amount depends on your policy. Cashless or reimbursement depends on your policy, TPA and affiliations of the hospital with the insurance company.

How is the recovery after surgery?

If the cut (incision) was closed with stitches, it will probably take about 4 weeks to completely heal. If your incision is left open, it may take from a few weeks to several months to heal. After the incision has healed, you will have a scar where the cyst was removed. After Laser surgery recovery is expected to be faster.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pilonidal sinus surgery is not typically painful compared with other anorectal procedures. There can be some pain. In addition to pain medication there are local measures that can be helpful. They are not important for healing and can be stopped when you do not think they are useful.

Local hygiene,Trimming of hair, hair removal, shaving if the patient has excess body hair. Prevent obesity.

Even after the pus is gone, the sinus tract will remain as part of your body. In other words, a pilonidal cyst will never truly go away on its own. As long as the tract is there, it has the potential to become infected again.