Sometimes, surgery is a must to drain and remove a pilonidal cyst that does not heal with medications to cure it and minimize the possibility of its recurrence. However, there is always some sort of risk factors involved in every surgery. If you’re going to remove your pilonidal cyst, you must know the possible risk and complications you may face during and after the surgery. Some of these are:
Risks with anesthesia
When you are going to remove your tailbone cyst, you may be given a local or general anesthetic to keep you away from feeling pain during the procedure. The use of anesthesia has a wide array of complications, like allergic reactions and the possibility of overdose.
Risk of Infection
The wound may get an after-procedure infection if it is not properly taken care of.
Risk of Bleeding
There is a possibility of bleeding during or after the procedure. The risk is higher if the wound is left open. You should consult your doctor to avoid any medication that increases the risk of bleeding like blood-thinning medicines before surgery.
Risk of Cyst recurrence
There is a possibility of the cyst come back again.It is very important to keep the area clean, dry and free from hairs.
Risk of more surgeries
You may need more surgeries to control the problem.