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Does anyone know any long term effects or problems from having a sacral dimple

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Pilonidal disease: A lot depends on the depth of the dimple and how hairy the person is when they grow up. A deep sacral dimple may predispose to pilonidal disease which ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Debatable: Some feel it may predispose to pilonidal disease as an adult.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
47 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Adult/child: Babies born with a sacral dimple (at the tip of the coccyx) rarely have any issue other than dermatitis if deep and not cleaned. Any 'dimple' above t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: What you described is normal. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sacral-dimple/symp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: It is a dimple found in the sacrum or buttocks area. The concern is if the dimple is above the gluteal fold. If so, an ultrasound of the spine is norm ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
47 years experience Pediatric Surgery
685.1: 685.1 is what is used but that is also used for a pilnidal sinus which is different.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Surgery: It depends on your age. If infant observation. If adolescent or adult and are symptomatic, ie pilobidal symptoms then surgery to excise can permanentl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julius Sherwinter
47 years experience Pediatrics
Sacral dimple infant: It is an indentation, present at birth, over the lower back. Most are benign. However, if there is a deep hole, a tuft of hair, discoloration, or ski ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
Physical & mental: The effects on the organs of the body are extreme due to the amount of alcohol and due to the fact that they will expose their organs to alcohol from ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stays, but no need: to worry, most of these dimples are simple and don't require treatment. Check this site for more information https://www.drugs.com/mcd/sacral-dimple

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