Pilonidal Cyst Follow-Up
After surgery to drain a pilonidal cyst, follow-up includes:
- Keeping the wound clean and covered while it heals. Wash around the area at least once a day.
- The doctor will want to look at the wound frequently to be sure it is healing.
- Consulting the doctor at once if it appears the cyst is returning.
Pilonidal Cyst Outlook
A complete cure is possible, but a pilonidal cyst may recur -- even if surgically removed.