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Cures for Pilonidal sinus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi i had surgery for a pilonidal cyst about a year ago
User :   it comes back monthly, this time is really flared up bad, my leg and lower back are sore
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my dr is closed for the weekend, should i go to emergecny?
User :   the spot where the surgery was is hwere is usually ends up draining from i think, is there something i can do to help it 'pop ' itself?
Doctor :   Pilonidal cyst needs to be excised
Doctor :  
Otherwise chances of recurrence are high
User :   yeah, technically its an abcess right now tho right?
User :   since its filled with fluid
User :   i can deal with it coming back, but can i drain this any how to get rid of the pain ?
User :   or should i go to the emergency here?
Doctor :   Whether an abscess/cyst
User :   ok well ive had surgery once and it still came back haha
Doctor :  
It has to be excised for a permanent cure
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
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