Pilonidal sinus is a small hole or channel under the skin and has pus or inflamed fluid accumulation, which may also contain blood. This happens in the cleft, at the lower back or the top of the buttocks. Pilonidal cyst or the sinus may also have hair or dirt accumulation, which may cause severe pain and foul-smelling pus or bloody discharge.
People with regular sitting jobs are at a high risk of developing pilonidal sinus or cyst. It is more common in men, as compared to women. It happens when the hair at the top of the cleft (of the buttocks) gets pushed inside the body, causing dirt to push inside. The condition gets very painful at this stage. In a lot of cases, pilonidal sinus develops from an abscess.
A proctologist will firstly diagnose the pilonidal sinus by a physical examination. Pilonidal cyst looks like a lump, swelling, or abscess at the top(cleft) of the buttocks, towards the lower back. That is the draining or bleeding area, known as the sinus. The cyst is located at the top of the buttocks, and at times, the doctor may suggest blood tests for proper diagnosis. There is no requirement of imaging tests in cases of pilonidal sinus.
An infected pilonidal sinus can lead to a lot of pain and intense discomfort during everyday activities. Surgery can help resolve this condition, so it’s important to select a treatment method with a proven success rate, such as laser ablation.
Pilonidal sinus laser treatment at Care expert has a high success rate with no risk of recurrence. By choosing this minimally invasive laser treatment, the patient has good hope that this pain-free laser surgery will be the only treatment he will ever need for pilonidal sinus. Laser surgery is a bloodless, pain-free and quick treatment for pilonidal sinus. The laser procedure intends to clean out the infected area and remove the pit so that infection does not occur again.