The health care providers at East Cooper Colorectal Surgery are dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care. We offer diagnosis and treatment for various colorectal conditions including pilonidal cysts in Mount Pleasant. Our goal is to provide the care you deserve in order to return you to living a more comfortable and healthy life.
A pilonidal cyst is characterized as a small compartment in the skin that contains hair and skin debris. It usually forms at the base of the spine in the tailbone area. A tailbone cyst that becomes infected is called a pilonidal abscess and it can be very painful. Symptoms include tailbone pain, redness, and swelling. You may also experience blood or pus draining from the cyst that causes a foul odor. It may be tender to the touch and you could develop a fever. The precise cause of this type of cyst is unknown; however, there are certain risk factors such as sitting for long periods of time, having a lot of body hair, and sweating excessively that contribute to the likelihood of it developing. They can also be chronic, meaning they return frequently.
Turn to East Cooper Colorectal Surgery for personalized treatment. We encourage you to contact a member of our caring staff to schedule an appointment.