Pilonidal cyst is a chronic, complex inflammation in the coccygeal region, in the cleft between the buttocks, often causing discomfort to the patient and making him uncomfortable. If the appropriate treatment is not applied, it can cause painful symptoms. If the appropriate treatment is not applied, it can cause painful symptoms. In the acute phase, symptoms of acute general inflammation, such as severe pain of the affected spot, fever, shivers and skin redness in the coccygeal region, are most noticeable.
In the chronic phase the illness usually does not show any symptoms for years, from time to time producing pus or bloody pus discharge with specific unpleasant odour. Bearing in mind those symptoms, to receive more precise diagnosis you should approach a surgeon, who, with the help of an ultrasound scan, can assess the lesion and make a final diagnosis. The pilonidal cyst is easy to confuse with anal fistula, but by differentiating, also anal abscess and skin lesions typical in the course of tuberculosis and Crohn disease should be considered.