All you need to know about pilonidal sinus

August | 2021

A pilonidal sinus (PNS) is a small pocket or hole in the skin generally formed in the buttocks region. It might get filled with fluids, pus, dirt and debris and can cause infection. It leads to extreme pain and discomfort. Once the pilonidal hole gets filled with pus it becomes a pilonidal abscess.

Pilonidal sinuses are common mostly in young adults and men. However, women too can develop this. People who sit for long hours and follow a sluggish lifestyle can also develop a pilonidal cyst.

Pilonidal sinuses should be treated at the earliest. For this, selecting a dependable healthcare partner like House of Doctors is essential for a successful surgery. Getting treated from unprofessional hands can cause complications.

Understanding the causes of a pilonidal cyst

Our celebrated surgeons at House of Doctors mention that there are no known causes of pilonidal cysts. At House of Doctors, we foster a panel of India’s top- most surgeons owning great expertise and skill. According to them there the following conditions can lead to the formation of a pilonidal cyst -

  • Sitting for very long hours
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Overgrowth of hair in buttocks region
  • Wearing tight clothing

If you have been experiencing this, it's time to contact HOD now

Certain symptoms of pilonidal sinuses can be alarming and require immediate attention. Doctors at HOD advise going for a check-up and opt for a treatment if you have been experiencing the following -

  • Severe pain
  • Inability to sit
  • Oozing out of pus
  • Redness
  • Fever with fatigue
  • Vomiting or nausea

Pilonidal Surgery Types

At House of Doctors, we choose the most suitable treatment for you. Our prolific surgeons understand your symptoms and analyse your pilonidal sinus with great expertise. Proctologists at HOD recommend laser treatment for your pilonidal sinus to get the perfect results. However, depending on the nature and severity of the cysts following types of pilonidal surgeries can be performed -

  • Draining the cyst: If the cyst is small and the infection hasn’t turned serious, our proctologist opts for simple cyst drainage. In this method, our surgeon makes a minor cut and presses the sinus to drain the pus or liquid from it.
  • Treatment using antibiotics: Our proctologist can prescribe antibiotics such as metronidazole, erythromycin, clindamycin etc to control infection and reduce inflammation. However, if the sinus doesn’t dry up our surgeon might suggest laser surgery.
  • Laser therapy: In this method our surgeon uses laser radial fibre to ablate the pilonidal sinus. Any infected tissue is removed by scooping. Then laser energy is used to close the abnormal sinus opening. These laser emissions destroy the abnormal epithelium and shrink the cyst. This collapses the tract to a very large extent. This method offers greater healing and better results.

How long is the recovery time after pilonidal sinus surgery?

The amount of time taken by your body to recover after the surgery depends on the type of surgery done and your body type. Laser pilonidal sinus surgery offers the fastest recovery ranging within 3-4 weeks. Recovery after conventional methods can take up to three months.

Most of the people can return to their normal activities within two to four weeks post surgery.

Proctological surgeons at HOD suggest taking certain precautions after the surgery -

  • Do not indulge in strenuous exercises.
  • Avoid sitting for long durations
  • Use cushions while sitting

Following a strict diet, sleeping for an adequate number of hours and taking medications prescribed by our doctors can speed up the recovery process.

Advantages of Pilonidal Laser Treatment

When you choose House of Doctors for your laser pilonidal sinus surgery, you get the following advantages -

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • 24hr hospital stay
  • Less than 40 minutes of surgical process
  • No cuts, no stitches
  • No blood loss
  • Faster recovery

Get treated from trusted proctologists only at HOD

Say goodbye to recurrent pilonidal sinus with House of Doctors’ futuristic laser pilonidal surgery. All the surgeries are performed in our world class super-speciality hospitals with state-of-the-art medical infrastructure.

Our surgeons have been awarded for their excellence and contributions in uplifting healthcare nationally. We come with a team of dedicated medical staff which takes care of all your needs. We handle your documentations and provide crystal clear policies for your comfort. At House of Doctors, you’re guaranteed to get satisfaction.

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