Can Pilonidal Cysts Be Transmitted Through Intimate Contact?
Good evening doctor ayaI want to ask Incidentally my uncle said he said at the bottom of the tailbone which is precisely in the middle of the buttocks or buttocks somewhat above there is a lump with a size large enough. After I searched on the internet according to my conclusion it was a pilonidal cyst that is often affected by men under the age of 30 years. My question, is it really a pilonidal cyst? And is the cyst contagious to his wife during intercourse? And is pilonidal cyst dangerous? Please answer my 3 questions above yes 🙏 I need an explanation very much. Good night u0026amp; thank you 🙏
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Pilonidal cysts are a kind of abnormal sacs that form on the skin which usually contain hair and skin fragments. Location wise, this cyst is almost always near the sitting bone above the crease of the buttocks. For more details, below is an example of a pilonidal cyst image.
The picture above was taken with a tilted angle, with the patient's head on the right, and the hairier area to the left of the image is the buttocks crease. From this it is actually clear, that the pilonidal cyst was originally a sac with a hole seen from the outside. Behind the hole is a small room which is not supposed to exist. If there are bacteria, tissue residue, hair, oil glands and sweat gathered here, an infection can occur and only then will it swell. So what we want to convey is that pilonidal cysts do not always form lumps and not all lumps are pilonidal cysts. Even if a pilonidal cyst, usually this hole will be seen.
Therefore, it can be experienced by your uncle can be a pilonidal cyst, but it can also be other things, such as boils, genital warts, lipomas, inflammation of the hair follicles, or other tumors. To ensure this, your uncle must check himself with the surgeon, because without being seen directly, it is difficult to determine the diagnosis.
Regarding your next question, pilonidal cysts are not contagious, but genital warts can. Pilonidal cysts are not dangerous, but cancer is. Therefore it is very important for him to do a doctor's examination as soon as possible, so that the best diagnosis and treatment can be determined. Meanwhile, ask him not to squeeze the lump, do not apply anything, if the pain may take pain relievers, and compress with warm compresses. So, hopefully answering your question.