My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.


Posted: | Report This Report Question |

What are the signs and symptoms of a pilonidal cyst?

Related Topics: Pilonidal Cyst

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

5,093 Answers
267,401 Helpful Votes

Some individuals with a pilonidal cyst may not have symptoms, and the only finding may be a dimple or an opening in the skin (sinus tract) near the cleft of the buttocks. However, if the pilonidal cyst becomes infected (pilonidal abscess), the following signs and symptoms may develop:

  • Pain over the lower spine.
  • Redness of the skin.
  • Warmth of the skin.
  • Localized swelling over the lower spine.
  • Drainage of pus from an opening in the skin (sinus tract) over the lower spine.
  • Fever (uncommon).

This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

| Report This Report Answer
Archived: March 20, 2014

Was this helpful?


Thanks for your feedback.

566 of 614 found this helpful
Read the Original Article: Pilonidal Cyst

Got Your WebMD Answer?

Next Steps: