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Question: pilonidal cyst...are they contagious


 llm8221 - Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:52 pm

My friend went to the ER this past weekend in pain and found out she has a pilondial cyst. It was lanced, drained, and packed. My question are pilondial cyst contagious/is my friend contagious?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:04 am

User avatar Hello Llm8221,

Pilonidal cysts are not contageous. Basically, they are pores in the skin that have become infected. People who get these infections have a predisposition in their skin already. This skin condition is either present or not and even if another person has it, contact with another person with an infection will not spread the infection.

Best wishes.

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