Help needed, could I possibly have a Pilonidial Cyst?


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I’m worried I might have a pilondial cyst, 2 days ago I noticed my tailbone hurting and didn’t know why. I then discovered a very small lump on the left side of my tailbone. You can’t see anything when looking at it, but if I push hard I can feel it. I’m not in excruciating pain but it is uncomfortable if I put hard pressure on the lump. I’ve also notice very very small holes at the top of my butt crack. I’ve taken pictures and had my husband examine them and they aren’t open, and don’t have hairs coming out of them or puss. The top of my crack seems slightly irritated because it’s red, It doesn’t hurt, only the small lump above that area does. I just moved to a new area and don’t have a doctor, so I will have to go to the ER if I want to get this checked out. The pain has gotten better over the last day. Any advice will help. I will go the ER if the pain is unbearable or if I notice any concerning changes. Thanks, I’m so happy I found this group


It certainly sounds like pilo. I'd recommend finding a doctor who specializes in it. Search this forum for a reputable doc and try to make an appointment.


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My advice is to get it checked out immediately. You don’t want things to get worse if it is in fact a pilo. These things can get bad quickly. If you nip it in the bud quickly, there’s a chance it won’t get any worse.