Hey all. Male, 27, first time posting here. I had pain in my tailbone show up this past weekend. I found the beginnings of a bump a day or so later, and after putting things off a day or so and thinking that I might have just bruised something, I did some research online and figured that I probably had a pilonidal cyst, especially when it was mainly on the right side of my cleft but seemed to gradually be growing (although it hasn't drained at all), and I went to the doctor yesterday. I should mention that I'm working in another state and I'm not covered right now by my insurance out of state (gotta get that changed), unless it's an urgent or emergency visit, but at a certain point, I just needed to find out what this was and what to do about it. I saw a PA, who confirmed my suspicions. She told me that she didn't see any head (assuming she was looking for a sinus), and it was too deep to drain easily. She gave me antibiotics (got a generic for Bactrim DS) and told me to soak it in the bath 3 times a day, and to come back Monday. She did mention that if I had a decent fever, I should go to the emergency room. I had a slight fever when I was there yesterday (99.3), and then wasn't feeling well last night, so I went to bed early, and kinda slept (woke up a few times) for a while. I soaked it again this morning, and I'm still not feeling well, but I don't think I have a high fever (no thermometer here, gotta get one). It seems to have moved around a bit, and now the left side of my cleft seems to be swollen more, though it doesn't hurt as much when I touch it as the right side. The skin on the right side also seems to be crusted and peeling a bit, but I'm assuming that's normal. I've been in various stages of pain, mostly when getting in and out of a car, and when sitting down (though I had been able to find positions that weren't so bad) but the past day or so has seemed worse. It also hasn't been draining at all, kinda nervous for if/when that does happen and the mess it will probably make, but it seems like that should provide some relief. Curious if anyone has any recommendations (been reading through other posts as well), and if it actually is a deeper cyst and hasn't been draining, what the best course of action would be. Sorry for the long post, just wanted to include as much info as possible, and I appreciate any input or help that I can get. Thanks a lot!