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Can my symptoms indicate a condition other than hidradenitis suppurativa?

Your symptoms might indicate a condition other than hidradenitis suppurativa. Your doctor will be able to diagnose your condition by doing a skin exam and asking you detailed questions about your symptoms. They may also take bacterial cultures. These lab tests can rule out other skin conditions such as acne, a pilonidal cyst, a carbuncle, or tuberculosis of the skin.

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