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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could recurring groin abscess suggest?

i had a pilondial (?) abscess two years ago which i had surgery to drain it, now i have an abscess in my groin area (is sore and around 2cm/20mm in length Is it common to have reaccuring abcesses? I pay close attention to personal hygiene by using anitbacterial products, what can be the causes of abcesses?
Tue, 7 Jun 2016
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi, the reccurance of pilonidal sinus is common
the reason for the sinus is the friction of hair which might be caused by chronic sitting the hair tip enters the skin and thus the abcess is formed arround the hair follicle,
along with maintaining personal hygiene keep the area hair free which will reduce the reccurance
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