1Is pilonidal sinus surgery painful?
Pilonidal sinus surgery is not typically painful compared with other anorectal procedures. There can be some pain
2Do they put you to sleep for pilonidal cyst surgery?
Local anesthesia numbs part of the body while you stay awake. You may also be given medicine to help you relax. General anesthesia relaxes your muscles and you will be asleep. If the cyst is infected, your healthcare provider may make a cut in the skin, remove any hair, and drain any pus that has formed
3How long after pilonidal cyst surgery can I exercise?
Your doctor may recommend that you be off of work for at least two weeks after the procedure. You may even have to take four weeks off. Limit your physical activity during this time. Until the wound has fully healed, you should not engage in any intense physical activities, such as exercise
4How long does pilonidal surgery take?
about 45 minutes
Pilonidal cyst surgeries are done under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgical center. The surgery itself takes about 45 minutes to perform
5Can you work after pilonidal cyst surgery?
Most people can go back to work and most activities after 2 to 4 weeks. Until you have completely healed, you will need to avoid strenuous exercise and activities that require long periods of sitting. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover
6Can I drive after pilonidal cyst surgery?
° A circular hemorrhoid pillow is OK to use around the pilonidal excision site. You can shower the day after surgery. Just place a dry dressing to the area after your shower. It is OK to get the area wet, but no soaking of the wound.
7How long does pilonidal cyst surgery last?
The hole is packed with gauze and left open. Afterward, it can take up to 4 weeks for the cyst to heal. The gauze has to be changed often during this time
8Is a pilonidal sinus dangerous?
Although these symptoms aren't necessarily dangerous, they are not something you'd want to live with long term. In some cases, the symptoms of infection can extend beyond the region of the buttocks. An infected pilonidal sinus can give you a fever.
9Can a pilonidal cyst come back after surgery?
Pilonidal cysts come back in about half of the people who have surgery the first time. Even after a second surgery, it may come back
10Is removing packing painful?
There is no evidence that packing a cutaneous abscess after I&D influences or improves outcome. Packing is painful and may lead to repeat emergency department (ED) visits for packing removal or changing with concomitant increased inconvenience and expense