Pilonidal disorder

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What is pilonidal disorder?

Pilonidal disease is a condition that can occur anywhere along the crease between the buttocks, which runs from the bone at the bottom of the spine (sacrum) to the anus. It may appear as a pilonidal cyst with or without an abscess or a pilonidal sinus.

Common symptoms reported by people with pilonidal disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for pilonidal disorder

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Who has pilonidal disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 24 say pilonidal disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 14
30s 16
40s 10
50s 7
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 24
Female 27

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from pilonidal disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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