Treatment of Pilonidal Cysts

Patient : Dear Doctor, I am an Asian male of 23, weighing 85 kgs. I have been having this problem of pilonidal sinus since 2008, when i had this painful pus filled swelling, and which was diagnosed as a pilo nidal sinus. In 2008, i went through the operation. The surgeon just cut in my upper buttock, and then packed the wound. The wound was then dressed in the same way again and again for 5 to 6 months. Then the wound partially healed, but it began bleeding again along the pus secretions. The doc said that it was infected again and just asked me to bathe the wound in solution of "pyodine", it helped, and the wound healed about 95 percent only a small part of it remained open, as small as a small dot. Sometimes due to stretching the wound would tear a bit and bleed but with no pus. Just 2 weeks, ago the wound was open again and started bleeding but with pus , this time. just 2 days ago i had the surgery again and this time, the surgeon removed a piece of flesh from my butt and then stitched the wound. My question is, what are my chances of 100 % recovery? what steps should i take to prevent any infections, because the wound is near my anus. hoping to hear from you A pilonidal sinus patient.
Doctor :   Pilonidal sinuses are often difficult to treat as the recurrence rate is very high. The procedure that you have undergon e is usually effective at treating the problem however it may still recur or develop into a chronic ulcer. To prevent re-infection you should make sure the area is adequately washed, kept dry and shave the hair.

Related Q&A

Q: I am a 31yr Male I have been exercising heavily on the treadmill a week and received a rash on the right side of my g...

Q: About 5 days ago i noticed a small lump on my right labia minora - almost as if a vein was a bit inflammed. At the to...

Q: I'm a 28 year old male and I have a small red bump on my leg just below the knee. It's fairly hard and smooth and shi...

Q: I have a small pea size lump on my right chest not far down from my collarbone. Went to doctors and she has said its...

Q: My daughter had a cyst on the fallopian tube which was deflated and cauterised as it had only fluid during her d and ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon