In case of discomforts ...
Those affected often consult their family physician when having initial discomforts. In case of suspected pilonidal cysts, the patients will then be referred to a specialist.
A detailed description of discomforts and a simple, superficial examination of the area of the coccyx are often sufficient to make a diagnosis. Furthermore, the specialist can rule out other diseases such as anal fistulas or anal abscesses which show similar symptoms but require different treatment.
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