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Why a Pilonidal Sinus Surgery?

Treatment for pilonidal sinus is best done with surgery. This helps reduce the chances of recurrence and the method also treats the abnormality completely. Surgery for pilonidal sinus booked through PharmEasy is performed by very experienced surgeons with years of experience.

Here are some of the reasons why PharmEasy is a great option:

  • Procedures that are painless or cause the minimal amount of pain
  • Very few cuts and stitches to avoid bleeding
  • Outpatient procedures (one-day surgeries)
  • Advanced laser equipment used to perform surgeries with precision
  • No scars left on your body after surgery
  • The recurrence rate of disease is minimal after surgery
  • Surgeons with over 7 years of experience in their fields
  • Very quick recovery time due to less intrusive surgeries

Pilonidal Sinus Diagnosis and Treatment

The affected area near the tailbone is checked thoroughly by your doctor to diagnose the cause of pilonidal sinus. Pilonidal sinus treatment is suggested based on the diagnosis. The initial diagnosis is an external check by the doctor, visually and also by touch. The doctor also asks you about the discharge or pain in the area. The diagnosis may also include an MRI scan (an imaging diagnostic test) to confirm the pilonidal sinus. Book your pilonidal sinus surgery through PharmEasy SurgiCare. Our Care Expert will help you in getting your diagnostic tests done through PharmEasy.

Pilonidal sinus surgery is the best option to treat the ailment. Here are a few surgeries that a doctor might suggest to you depending upon the evaluation of your condition:

  • Option 1 ยท Doctor Recommended

    Laser Treatment

    This painless and scarless surgery involves the use of a laser beam to remove debris and pus from the pilonidal sinus. The sinus is removed and the wound is allowed to heal without any stitches.

  • Option 2

    Pilonidal Cystectomy

    A pilonidal cystectomy is the most common surgery for the treatment of pilonidal sinus. The surgery is done to remove any hair follicles in the affected area and the skin area with the sinus. Sometimes a tube is also used to ordain any discharge in the area. The surgery is very simple and takes very little time to be completed.

  • Option 3

    Advance Flap Surgery

    This surgery removes the affected area of the pilonidal sinus and replaces it with healthy skin tissue from another part of the body. This surgery is performed for more complicated cases of pilonidal sinus.

  • Option 4

    Simple Ablation

    In this surgery, a thin tube is inserted in the affected area to drain the pilonidal sinus of any discharge.

  • Option 5

    Incision and Drainage

    A minor incision is done on the sinus to drain any infected pus or discharge. The cavity is packed with gauze and the minor wound is left to heal on its own without closing it.

What is a pilonidal sinus?

  • Symptoms of Pilonidal Sinus

    You can try to check for pilonidal sinus by keeping a watch for the following symptoms:

    • Pain near the tailbone Formation of the sinus causes a considerable amount of pain in the area. It becomes difficult to sit or stand up without feeling any pain in the area.

    • Swelling of the skin near the tailbone The pilonidal sinus forms a hole in the skin and irritates it, causing a considerable amount of swelling above the cleft of the buttocks near the tailbone. It also causes a lot of itchiness.

    • Sore skin and reddening A sign of pilonidal sinus is the sore skin around the affected area and a visible redness of the skin where the sinus forms.

    • Tenderness If you are affected by pilonidal sinus, the affected area will be very tender on touch.

    • Discharge of pus A telltale sign of pilonidal sinus is the discharge of pus from the sinus. This is because the area gets infected and the pus that gets accumulated gets discharged from the hole in the skin.

    • Bleeding Bleeding from the hole in the skin can also be an indicator of pilonidal sinus.

    • Foul smell from the affected area If discharge from the affected area has a foul smell, then there is a high possibility of pilonidal sinus. The abnormality causes the accumulation of pus and debris which has a very foul odour.

  • Pilonidal Sinus Causes

    • Ingrown hair Ingrown hair is one of the leading causes of pilonidal sinus. Ingrown hair refers to the growth of hair but inside the skin. The hair inside the skin is considered foreign by the system and causes an immune responsive reaction in the form of a pilonidal sinus.

    • Long periods of sitting Sitting for long periods can also cause pilonidal sinus as it does not let the area of the tailbone breathe, causing friction and thereby leading to the formation of the sinus.

    • Hairy skin Excessive hair on the skin can cause the hair follicles to penetrate the skin. This can lead to the development of pilonidal sinus also.

    • Excessive sweating Lack of hygiene and excessive sweating may cause the formation of a pilonidal sinus. This is because excessive sweating without any ventilation encourages the formation of bacteria in the area.

Pilonidal sinus is an abnormal hole in the skin in the buttock region. It affects the skin at the end of the tailbone, causing a tunnel-like defect. The hole can be symptom-free or cause a lot of pain and discomfort when infected. The pilonidal sinus also accumulates skin debris, hair and dust particles. This condition affects men more commonly, especially ones who have to keep sitting for a prolonged period. Pilonidal sinus can be painful and requires urgent medical attention and treatment. Do not worry, pilonidal sinus treatment is done very easily through a simple surgery.

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Kavita IyerMumbai
I opted for pilonidal sinus surgery, through PharmEasy for my dad. I am very grateful for their service as the procedure was very comfortable, they arranged for pick and drop to the hospital, diagnostic testing and even doctor consultations.
Tanishq ShroffMumbai
PharmEasy SurgiCare is great and I recommend it to everyone. The surgeon was very polite and experienced and I am fully satisfied with my treatment. They took care of the check-in procedure at the hospital, took care of all the discharge and insurance paperwork and even provided post-surgery care upon its completion.
Vijay MathurMumbai
The laser surgery for pilonidal sinus was painless and I was back at my work within a day. I have to thank the PharmEasy doctors for such a wonderful surgery.
Shiv JhunjhunwalaMumbai
The Care Expert service provided by PharmEasy is amazing. They took care of all pre-surgery and post-surgery needs like diagnostic tests, surgery schedule, transportation and paperwork. The surgery was performed by experienced surgeons and the Care Expert arranged for my travel back home after the procedure.
Akhilesh PandeyMumbai
PharmEasy has made surgeries a simple and easy process. The Care Expert took care of all pre and post-surgery requirements like paperwork and scheduling and all I had to do was get the surgery done, which took only 30 minutes and was very comfortable. Thank you PharmEasy!

Frequently asked questions

  • What are the major causes of pilonidal sinus?

    A pilonidal sinus is usually caused due to excessive hair or sweat in the region near the tailbone. Friction due to sweat and the puncture of the skin by hair follicles leads to the development of this abnormality.

  • Will I need to take leave from work if I am affected by pilonidal sinus?

    Yes, you will only need to take a short break from work. The pilonidal sinus surgery only takes 30 minutes to be completed and you can recover within 2 days of your surgery. Book your surgery through PharmEasy and get your post-surgery needs taken care of by our Care Expert.

  • Does a pilonidal sinus heal on its own?

    The sinus may or may not heal on its own depending on if the fluid build-up drains completely. However, surgery is the best treatment option since the pilonidal sinus should not be left untreated.

  • How long does laser surgery for pilonidal sinus take?

    The laser surgery only takes 30 minutes to get completed.

  • Will the surgery cause bleeding?

    This procedure may be bloodless or have minimal bleeding.

  • Is pilonidal cystectomy a painful procedure?

    No, This pilonidal sinus surgery is not painful and the recovery time is very minimal.

  • Is there a loss of continence during or after the surgery?

    No, there is no loss of continence during the surgery or after it.

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