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What causes another hole near a pilonidal sinus?

I suffer from pilonidal sinus infection i have it over a year now its formed like a second hole....should i be worried? also i do scuba dive so was wondering would this effect it? there is still significant pus discharge too. (i havent dived in 2 years but planning on it this summer)
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

The other hole near a pilonidal sinus indicates extension of the existing pathology with subcutaneous spread or infection inside trying to burst from another opening.

As per my clinical expertise, I recommend to get its surgery at earliest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel
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