What is Pilonidal Sinus or Pilonidal Cyst?

Pilonidal Sinus is a small sac in the skin. It develops at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. It doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms until or unless it becomes infected. Signs of infection include pain, swelling, and redness.

Why does Pilonidal Sinus occur?

The main causes of Pilonidal Sinus are as follows:

• Sedentary Lifestyle
• Thick and curly body hairs
• Previous injury in the affected area
• Having deep cleft between the buttocks

What are the Symptoms of Pilonidal Sinus?

• Discharge of pus from the tailbone area
• Recurrence of pain and swelling in the infected area
• Painful lump under the skin
• Activities like bicycle riding, doing sit-ups may be uncomfortable.
• Fever

How is Pilonidal Sinus Treated?

Pilonidal Sinus can be treated through self-care if it is not infected. In the case of an infectious pilonidal cyst, surgical treatment is required.

The following care should be taken to prevent Pilonidal Sinus:

• Keep the area clean and dry.
• Avoid sitting for a longer period of time.
• Remove hairs from the affected area using razor or hair removal cream.

Surgical Treatment for Pilonidal Sinus

In the case of discharge from the pilonidal cyst, surgical treatment is required. Laser Pilonidoplasty (LPP) is the latest technique used for the treatment of pilonidal sinus. This procedure is minimally invasive done using Leonardo laser. It was firstly introduced in India at Healing Hands Clinic. In this small incision is made and pus is drained out. After that entire tract is sealed using laser fiber.

Advantages of LPP:

• It’s a painless and day-care procedure. A patient can start a normal work routine within 2-3 days after surgery.
• Complete wound healing takes 6-8 weeks.
• There is a negligible recurrence rate using this method.

At Healing Hands Clinic, we have the best team of doctors and surgeons for Pilonidal Sinus Treatment in India. In addition to that, we have state of the art facilities to provide holistic treatment for Pilonidal Sinus to make sure our patients get a solution to their health problems as soon as possible and get back to a healthy life. The clinic has centers at Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Jaipur, Nashik, and Bengaluru.

Author's Bio: 

Proctologist at Healing Hands Clinic