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Pilonidal Sinus
Pilonidal Sinus

Best Treatment Of Pilonidal Sinus

In its most common form, the disease is characterized by fistula or sinus located just a few inches behind the anus anal , and usually with “Hairs”. The term Pilonidal Sinus refers to (Pilus hair, as well as Nidus and Nest). The condition has been increasing in the last few years in terms of frequency. 


Clinical Features

  • The most common scenario is that a young adults develop an abscess near the base of the spine, which then ruptures.
  • The discharge ceases after a couple of days.
  • Hair projection and discharge from the pus between 5cm and 5cm behind the anus is the primary identifier to Pilonidal Sinus.

A pilonidal as it is evident from the name, is a narrow canal or the hole that lies between your buttocks (underneath the skin). One of the most distinctive features of the pilonidal snore is hair (the hair tears the skin and is absorbed in the sinus). A pilonidal or pilonidal cyst may also be filled with dirt, skin debris. A pilonidal cyst infection cyst could cause the release of pus and blood from the cyst, which can be unpleasant and can cause severe pain.

Symptoms Pilonidal Sinus

Risk Factors

The pilonidal is much more prevalent in young males (often less than 40 years old) as compared to females.

  • The condition may be a problem for those who lead the habit of sitting down (can be professional or personal).
  • Obese people or those with the family history of  have at a greater risk of suffering from this condition.
  • The sinus of the Pilonidal can be an issue for those with hairy and deep birth cut (the cleft that is located between the buttocks, and extends beneath the sacrum into the perineum).
Symptoms Pilonidal Sinus
Symptoms Pilonidal

The symptoms of Pilonidal Sinus

The signs and the discomfort that occur by pilonidal sinuses include

  • The cyst infected is tender and red. It is also swollen and red.
  • There is pain and discomfort when in a standing position or sitting in a sitting.
  • Hair tends to protrude from the abscess.For some there is signs of multiple sinus tracts adding to the pain.
  • In rare cases, might be associated with fever (not typically noticed).