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In January my mum was diagnosed with a Chronic Pilonidal Abscess on her groin due to an ingrowing hair that she had had 2 months. After antibiotics it didn't clear up & still itched. In February she went to see a gynaecologist who said no need to remove & issued more antibiotics & cream. Still no change to the 10p size abscess she went back to see a GP. Knowing the issues it was causing mum she referred her to the Plastics Surgery. There she was advised it gets removed & sent for testing & it had characteristics of skin cancer. This shocked us & when we asked questions we were advised don't worry about it it's not like other cancers. It gets removed in 2 weeks but we are both very worried. I'm searching the internet to find out why its not like other cancers & why not worry but can't find anything. No one has had cancer in our family so we are naïve to it. Please can you help ease our mind? Thank you.    
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
Pilonidal Disease is a chronic skin infection caused by hairs becoming embedded in the skin just above the crease in the buttocks. If the disease is complex or recurring a surgical option will be necessary And healing will take several weeks with an open wound and will require a lot of care. But chances of it turning cancerous are less.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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