Symptoms Of Pilonidal Disease
Upon initial contraction of pilonidal disease, one might notice a slight discomfort or pain in the area of infection. According to pilonidal disease specialist, Dr. Kamrava, pain and discomfort are usually the first symptoms expressed when one has contracted the disease. Pain usually worsens when sitting or when pressure is put on the lower back or buttocks area. As pain persists, one may notice a small dimple or a swollen mass of tissue located in the area between your lower back and buttocks.
As symptoms persist, increased amounts of pus and fluid may cause the swollen tissue to begin leaking a cloudy or bloody discharge. At this stage, the infected area should look red and feel tender to the touch. Additionally, the drainage from the infected area may be foul smelling.
Nausea, fever and extreme tiredness are also possible symptoms associated with pilonidal disease, but usually only occur in very serious cases or in the later stages of infection. If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, it is critical to seek prompt medical attention from a pilonidal cyst surgeon. A professional pilonidal cyst doctor can accurately diagnose your individual case and create an effective medical treatment timeline to remedy symptoms in an efficacious manner.
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Diagnosis Of Pilonidal Disease
When visiting a pilonidal cyst specialist, standard procedure will begin with a thorough physical examination. Most pilonidal infections should be visible by the naked eye. During the physical examination, the doctor will be looking for what resembles a pimple or inflamed raised bump somewhere along the body.
The pilonidal disease specialist may also ask some of the following questions:
- Has the cyst or pimple recently changed in appearance?
- Is there drainage or discharge coming from the cyst or pimple?
- Are there any other symptoms other than the physical bump?
In special cases, a pilonidal disease specialist may use a CT scan to look for sinus cavities located beneath the surface of the skin that may be the root cause of infection.
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