Pilonidal cyst: symptoms

An uninfected pilonidal cyst is detected by the presence of swelling in the inter-gluteal groove. There may be a little redness but no pain.

Moreover, there is never a fever, it does not interfere with daily activities.

This cyst comes gradually in a few days, or a few weeks. The patient usually notices it by chance.

The acute form

There is an acute form with an abscess in the pilonidal cyst. This painting is very noisy. It is a red swelling, painful, hot. We sometimes notice the appearance of pus in the cyst.

This pain is so intense that it can prevent you from sleeping or sitting. Generally there is no fever but this one can be present.

These symptoms appear quickly in hours or even days.

Chronic forms

There are also chronic forms with an unwanted flow at the same level.

This form is not usually painful but can be embarrassing and itchy. Chronic forms appear in a few months or even years.

The dimple or uninfected pilonidal sinus will be diagnosed by a small orifice, always in the same place, ie at the level of the intergluteal fold, there is no present symptom, no swelling, no redness, no fever, no flow.

This fossa is usually present for a long time but can be complicated by inflammation, infection or abscess.

These tables must be differentiated from other differential diagnoses such as spina bifida occulta, Verneuil's disease, an epidermal cyst or an anal fistula.

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