What is Pilonidal Sinus?
A pilonidal sinus or (PNS) is a small hole or tunnel in your skin says, Dr. Amita Jain, Delhi’s top surgeon for pilonidal sinus. It could be filled with fluid or pus, causing the formation of a cyst or abscess. It happens in the cleft on the top of the buttocks. A pilonidal cyst generally has hair, dirt, and debris. It may cause severe pain and can mostly become infected. If it becomes infected, it could ooze pus and blood and contains a foul odor.
A PNS is a condition that mostly impacts men and is also common in young adults. It is also more common in people who have to sit a lot, such as cab drivers.
What are the causes of Pilonidal Sinus?
The exact cause of this condition is not known, but its cause is supposed to be a combination of changing hormones (because it happens post-puberty), hair growth, and friction from clothes or from spending a lot of time sitting.
Activities that cause friction, such as sitting, can make the hair growing in the area to burrow back beneath the skin. Our body considers this hair foreign and launches an immune response to counter it, just the way it would react when dealing with a splinter. The immune response forms the cyst around the hair. Sometimes an individual may have multiple sinuses that connect beneath the skin.
Identifying a Pilonidal Sinus and Signs of Infection
Pilonidal Sinus Surgeon Dr. Amita says you might not have any noticeable symptoms initially other than a small, dimple-like depression on the surface of your skin. However, once the depression is infected, it will rapidly form into a cyst or an abscess.
As per Dr. Jain signs of an infection include:
- Pain while sitting or standing
- Swelling of the cyst
- Reddened, sore skin surrounding the area
- Pus or blood draining out of an abscess, making a foul odor
- Hair protruding through the lesion
- Occurrence of more than a single sinus tract, or holes in the skin
You might also, experience a low-grade fever, but this is a rarity.
Why Dr. Amita Jain is the best Pilonidal Sinus Surgeon in Delhi?
As the leading, most trusted and highly skilled Pilonidal Sinus Surgeon in Delhi and NCR Dr. Amita Jain is committed to getting her patients back to feeling their best. This is the reason when you decided to come to Dr. Amita Jain you simply get way more than just expert medical advice and treatment. With Dr. Amita, you will have a true partner, and guide there for you prior to, during, and after your surgery.
Dr. Amita Jain offers surgical treatment options to patients suffering from pilonidal cysts in Delhi/NCR. Patients having this condition should contact Faith Dr. Amita Jain, to make an appointment.About Dr Amita Jain