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I have pain & discomfort near my upper butt where my back dimples are located. It's caused pain in my hips & inner thighs. What could this be?

I have pain & discomfort near my upper butt where my back dimples are located. It's caused pain in my hips & inner thighs. What could this be?

Low back: More than likely this is musculoskeletal discomfort and an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist would be worthwhile. Any appropriate tests will be ordered and, if deemed advisable, referrals may be made to a rheumatologist and or physical therapist. ...Read more

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I have a puffy spot on my lower back between my dimples its always been there just not as puffy. It became that way when i was prego. Its a year later?

I have a puffy spot on my lower back between my dimples its always been there just not as puffy. It became that way when i was prego. Its a year later?

Hard to say: Discuss with your doctor. You might want an x-ray of your lower back to assess. There are conditions that involve the distal spine that are not clinically significant but worth knowing about (e.g. Spina bifida occulta). ...Read more

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Will my dimples come back if i lose weight? Please help me docs!

Will my dimples come back if i lose weight? Please help me docs!

Sorry, I can't: predict that - not even sure what part of the body your dimples are on. ...Read more

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Will my dimples come back after my wisdom teeth have been pulled out?

Will my dimples come back after my wisdom teeth have been pulled out?

Yes: Having your wisdom teeth removed will not cause any permanent alterations to your outward appearance. You can have swelling for a few days after that may make it appear your dimples are no longer there, but after the swelling dissipates, the dimples will be back. ...Read more

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Does everyone have dimples on their lower back?

Does everyone have dimples on their lower back?

No: Most people do not. The "dimples of venus" seen on some slim people overlie the sacroiliac joints. Why they are visible in some people and not others remains a mystery of medicine, just like why some people have chin clefts and others do not. ...Read more