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Treatment for cysts in women - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Do i have a Pilonidal Cyst or a Pilonidal Sinus?
User :   Hello...Do i have a doctor here?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   I am here
User :   Ok....have you read my question?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It is pilonidal sinus
User :   What do you mean?....are you telling me that its a pilonidal sinus?...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   What is your age?
Doctor :   Gender?
User :   I am 21 years old and a female
User :   I just want to know if i have a pilonidal cyst.
User :   I am here to describe my condition
Doctor :   usually females do not have pilonidal sinus
Doctor :   or cyst
Doctor :   It is very common in males
Doctor :   because of the presence ofhair
User :   Yeah i know about that.
Doctor :   at the start of the cleft
Doctor :   Cyst is a ball like with a punctum kind
User :   i saw some little green/white color puss coming out from a very small pimple like was pretty small....not red or anything...i could not tell if it was swollen or not because it was two inches down my butt crack and look for it was a hard task when i did not have the right mirrors....but i did see a small like a 'dot' like opening and some puss was coming out of it....almost the amount that come out of other pimples we get around the face or shoulders....
Doctor :   This could be a sebaceous cyst
Doctor :   Cheezy white color pus
Doctor :   It smells badly
Doctor :   Does it??
User :   I dont see a lump or redness or blood....just a small dot like opening .....i started to feel some pain in that area two days ago..not unbearable...just some pain...and that was the day of my periods also....
User :   no it does not smell...because the puss was very little...
User :   It is not hurting today finally after two days
User :   because the puss came out today morning
Doctor :   The possibilities I could think after your description are
Doctor :   1) Sebaceous cyst
Doctor :   2) Folliculitis
Doctor :   3) Pilonidal cyst
Doctor :   Sebaceous cyst wont hurt
User :   Okay....which one among these could i have?...and should i see a doctor yet?
Doctor :   You can use antiseptic and clean the local area
Doctor :   Maintain local hygiene
Doctor :   If it continues to hurt, you better see the Doctor
User :   Okay. Could it be just a pimple?
Doctor :   You can wait for few days
Doctor :   Sebaceous cyst forms a lump once again in the same area
User :   Okay...and if i dont find a lump at all....does it mean i am fine?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Okay. Thanks
Doctor :   Not to worry
User :   Among the three options you gave, which one is more severe?
Doctor :   All three are not worrisome
Doctor :   Folliculitis is more painful and recurrent
Doctor :   because of infection in it
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
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