I will try and keep this fairly brief. My son who is due to start IFS in a few weeks and UPT in January was just diagnosed with a pilonidal cyst, he is supposed to see a surgeon on Tuesday and will probably have it removed the same day. After doing some research I found this information regarding disqualification.... "Pilonidal cyst if there is a history of inflammation or discharging sinus in the 2 years preced ing examination. Surgery for pilonidal cyst or sinus is disqualifying until the wound is healed, there are no referable symptoms, and no further treatment or medication is required." My question is if he heals well after surgery would he be allowed to go on to IFS and UPT or would he have to sit out for a period of time??? He doesn't know I'm asking this question and I don't think he knows there is a potential of losing his PQ status. I'm just trying to interpret the information I am reading.