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Pilonidal Cyst Symptoms & Diagnosis


If you experience these symptoms, they are due to a pilonidal abscess that needs to be treated by your doctor:

  • Painful swelling over your sacrum (just above your tailbone)
  • A foul smell or pus draining from that area


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. You will be referred to a surgeon for treatment. There are no diagnostic tests required.

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