May 22, 2013
Pilonidal disease is a subcutaneous skin infection that occurs in the upper half of the gluteal cleft (the tailbone area, and/or between the buttocks).
The term “Pilonidal” means nest of hairs. Interestingly, in 50% of reported cases, there was not any hair found within the pilonidal abscess. This is routinely the case for females. Although hair can contribute, the most common cause of pilonidal disease is an exploded follicle called a pit, which is located in the gluteal cleft, or midline region (between the buttocks).
Who is at risk for Pilonidal disease?
Pilonidal disease is only slightly more common in men than women, and is most likely to occur between the ages of 16 – 26, correlating with puberty. It should be noted that pilonidal disease can develop in younger and older age groups. Pilonidal disease occurs less in Asian and black populations. Other ri...
March 01, 2012
In many cases, people who have had colonoscopy will say that the procedure itself was fine, since it is performed while the patient is under sedation. However, people tend to feel less favorable about the prep involved prior to the procedure. I recently had my first colonoscopy and decided to document my personal experience of the prep process on video to share with others.
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