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What are the signs and symptoms of a pilonidal cyst?

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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).

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