10 Pilonidal Cyst Symptoms

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Redness and Swelling

When a pilonidal cyst becomes infected, the first symptoms may be redness and swelling in the affected area. A person could discover a cyst when these symptoms occur or have an existing cyst become larger and more noticeable.

A person should tell their doctor about these symptoms, as they can be signs of infection development. When pilonidal cysts get infected, they can become abscesses; painful, swollen pockets of infection that rarely heal on their own and can cause serious illness if not addressed.2‘Pilonidal Cyst - Symptoms and Causes.’ Mayo Clinic, 19 Nov. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/symptoms-causes/syc-20376329

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