Pilonidal Cyst

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

A pilonidal cyst is a small sac under the skin that looks like a small hole or dimple. It usually grows in the skin on your lower back, near the bottom of the spine.

AFTER YOU LEAVE:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your primary healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever.

  • Your cyst is red and swollen.

  • Your cyst has white or yellow fluid coming out of it.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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