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HOW TO KNOW I HAVE PILONIDAL DISEASE?

Symptoms of Pilonidal Disease Include:

  • Pain over the tail bone or at the top of the natal cleft that worsens with sitting for a long period of time (ex. After a long day of sitting at school, after a long car ride).

  • Swelling or redness in the natal cleft area.

  • Bleeding or drainage from the natal cleft.

  • If the infection is not treated promptly, an abscess forms and opens to the outside draining a mixture of blood and pus. Sometimes, this is the first sign you will notice.

The visible signs are: