No conforme con haberme regalado una linda miopía, un problema de presión hace unos años y dolores en brazos y manos, hoy me entero que mi hermosa profesión me ha regalado un quiste en el área del coxis (que jode bastante) por el tiempo prolongado sentado!!
Ya está IT... no son necesarias tantas atenciones. :)
A pilonidal cyst is a cyst that develops along the tailbone (coccyx) near the cleft of the buttocks.
Pilonidal cysts occur more frequently in men than in women, and they are more common in Caucasians than in other racial groups. Pilonidal cysts usually occur between the ages of 15 to 24, and their development is uncommon after the age of 40.
Although there are several theories, most researchers believe that pilonidal cysts are caused by the penetration of loose hairs into the skin. In response to this ingrown hair, a local inflammatory reaction causes a cyst to form around the hair. Excessive pressure or repetitive trauma to the sacrococcygeal area are thought to predispose individuals to develop the cyst or to irritate an already existing pilonidal cyst.
During World War II, more than 80,000 soldiers developed pilonidal cysts requiring hospitalization. Because so many of the afflicted servicemen rode in bumpy Jeeps for prolonged periods of time, the condition was termed "Jeep disease."
In addition to male gender, other risk factors for the development of pilonidal cysts include a family history of pilonidal cysts, occupations which require prolonged sitting, hirsute (hairy or having copious hair) individuals, and the presence of a deep natal cleft (the cleft between the buttocks). Obese individuals are more likely to experience a recurrence of pilonidal cysts.
Pilonidal Cyst Symptoms and Signs
As previously mentioned, some individuals with a pilonidal cyst may be asymptomatic, and the only finding may be a dimple or an opening in the skin (sinus tract) in the sacrococcygeal area. However, if the pilonidal cyst becomes infected, the following signs and symptoms may develop:
- pain over the lower spine
- redness of the skin
- warmth of the skin
- localized swelling over the lower spine
- drainage of pus from an opening in the skin (sinus tract) over the lower spine
- fever (uncommon)