Pilonidal Cyst | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of a pilonidal cyst?

A pilonidal cyst may not have any symptoms besides a small pit or dimple on the skin. However, sometimes pilonidal cysts become infected. When this happens, the cyst can become a painful abscess—a swollen, inflamed sac filled with pus (a thick, whitish-yellow fluid). Rarely, an infected pilonidal cyst can cause a fever.


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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 12/09