30 year old pilonidal cyst scar

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Hi,

I had a pilonidal cyst removed over 30 years ago. I never had any issues again with it. Recently I had dermititis rash in between my buttocks due to irritation. It seemed like the old scar was also bleeding a little. I put neosporin on it and it looked like it was fine. I also had the dermotologist look at it as well and she said it looked fine. A week later after the dermititis cleared up the scar is now bleeding again. I know my skin is really dry and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to if this is dryness, irritation or the beginnings of a cyst starting again. I don't have any other symptoms except some minor dots of blood when I wipe.

Can a scar that old get irritated?

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    Hard to say without seeing it, have you been able to use a mirror or camera? In any event pilonidals can reoccur. I have had the procedure twice with a 5 year gap. I have learned to go the the colorectal surgeon as soon as I even suspect a problem because dealing with it sooner is always better

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