Pilonidal Disease Treatment General Overview
Pilonidal disease can occur in a number of different shapes and forms, each with their own particular symptoms and treatments. The most common form of pilonidal disease is an unstable mass of tissue found in the sacrococcygeal region of the body. This mass generally persists and causes pain if left untreated. Pilonidal disease treatment will vary by individual case.
Pilonidal disease is quite common but is often not discussed openly due to the stigma or embarrassment associated with it. Approximately 70,000 individuals are diagnosed with pilonidal disease annually in the United States alone.
Pilonidal disease can refer to a one-time cyst as well as a condition that involves chronic formation of cystic masses of tissue.
What Happens If Pilonidal Disease Is Left Untreated?
If one does not receive proper pilonidal disease treatment, minor pilonidal cysts can develop into abscesses and also can begin to form in the sinus cavities. These symptoms are usually accompanied by discomfort and pain and require the assistance of a pilonidal cyst surgeon for treatment.
Who Gets Pilonidal Disease
Research shows that pilonidal disease can affect anyone. Nonetheless, there are several factors that can increase one’s chances of contracting the disease. Pilonidal disease most commonly occurs in people ranging from the ages of 20 through 35 and is three to four times more common in men than women. Additionally, one should be cautious of the disease if one is:
• has coarse body hair,
• sits for many hours
• wears tight clothing
About Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Kamrava is a pilonidal cyst specialist with several years of medical experience. To learn more about pilonidal disease treatment or if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Dr. Kamrava at 424.279.8222 or click Here to arrange an appointment for a consultation.