If you develop a painful lump between your tailbone and lower spine that occasionally discharges a smelly fluid you may be suffering from Pilonidal disease.
With the help of board certified surgeon, Marcus Aquino, MD, FACS, FASCRS, you can undergo effective evaluation for this problem at ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia in Seabrook Texas. Book your exam through the website or call the office to schedule over the phone today.
There are hair glands running down the middle of your spine leading to the tailbone. Some people tend to get ingrown hairs at this site which get infected, usually with a Staph. When this happens, the pore gets clogged and an abscess (pus pocket) will form under the skin, swell up painfully and cause fever/chills/sweats.
Usually, a short course of antibiotics will be prescribed, and if an abscess is present, it will be lanced to let out the pus. Once the inflammation has settled (2-3 weeks), your doctor will set you up for a short, day surgery where the infected glands are totally removed.
Yes, it can return if all the glands are not removed. Even then, you will be advised to keep the area free of hair by shaving, depilatory creams or laser hair removal.
ColoProctology Associates & nasaHernia provides comprehensive care for Pilonidal Disease and it's prevention. Use the online booking tool or call the office to book your evaluation today.