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

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

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 is a painful cyst or mass under the skin covering the tailbone. They tend to get infected and may require surgical removal. ...Read more

Sacral Dimple (Definition)

A sacral dimple is a small hole right above the buttocks. These dimples are common (2% of babies have them), and many are harmless, but some can be ...Read more


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Sacral dimple possible side effects?

Sacral dimple possible side effects?

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 the hips in a ababy needs evaluation. Adults probably have a pilonidal sinus which can become an abscess and need surgery. ...Read more

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What is a sacral dimple in a infant?

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 normally completed to look for a tethered spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code for sacral dimple?

685.1: 685.1 is what is used but that is also used for a pilnidal sinus which is different. ...Read more

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What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

Surgery: It depends on your age. If infant observation. If adolescent or adult and are symptomatic, ie pilobidal symptoms then surgery to excise can permanently take care of problem. Surgery is usually on outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about a sacral dimple in a infant?

Do you know anything about a sacral dimple in a infant?

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 skin tag have your pediatrician evaluate your child to rule out a serious underlying abnormality of the spine. ...Read more

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What can be the long term effects of a teenager's drinking problems?

What can be the long term effects of a teenager's drinking problems?

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 a earlier time point in their life. The mental effects are equally dangerous and life threatening. One should immediately consider treatment for alcoholism. ...Read more

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I was born with a sacral dimple, and as I've grown to adulthood I still have it. Is this normal? Should it have disappeared by now?

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 ...Read more

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2 month old has a sacral dimple, no other symptoms present. So far normal development and normal on exam. Should we still be concerned?

Likely Fine: Most sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment. Rarely sacral dimples are associated with a serious underlying abnormality of the spine or spinal cord. Examples include spina bifida or tethered cord syndrome. The risks of above spinal problems increase if sacral dimple is accompanied by a nearby tuft of hair, skin tag or certain types of skin discolorations. ...Read more

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How do sacral dimple in adults occur?

They don't: A sacral dimple is present at birth. Other openings are usually secondary to pilonidal sinuses, which are aquired. ...Read more

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How serious might my sacral dimple be?

Varies: A common form of sacral dimple is the tip of the tailbone is in contact with the skin. That type tends to be benign, but can fill with debris and hair and get infected. ...Read more

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Could sacral dimple in adults be open?

Probably not: In general, postsacral dimples are found in babies and are related to a coccyx that is retroverted. I believe you probably have a pilonidal sinus. This can drain, get infected and lead to further issues that need to be addressed. I would recommend that it be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your sacral dimple bleeds?

Pilonidal disease: Usually means that you may have had infection at the base of the dimple resulting in granulation tissue that bleeds when pressure is applied. See a surgeon. Excision can cure issue. ...Read more

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How serious can sacral dimple be if left untreated?

How serious can sacral dimple be if left untreated?

Rarely problematic: One must be clear about what is meant by a sacral dimple. Children are born with these dimples. Occasionally, they are deep and get irritated/infected. They are not associated with pilonidal disease in older patients. However, if the "dimple" is higher that at the end of the coccyx(tailbone), it must be investigated to be sure it is not associated with a spinal defect. ...Read more

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Is a sacral dimple hereditary and how common are they?

Sacral dimple: This is quite normal - we see it in some and in some its not obvious. The latter depends on how much soft tissue overlies that area. ...Read more

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What tests need to be done to diagnose a sacral dimple? And what does one look like?

None: If you can see the base of the dimple then these are benign defects of muscle. ...Read more

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I have a sacral dimple. Does this mean I have a tethered cord?

Rarely associated: Most sacral dimples are not symptomatic and do not require evaluation or treatment. Only rarely are sacral dimples associated with a tethered cord. If you have symptoms such as feeling weak or numb in legs, if there are issues with bladder or bowel control, you should have it evaluated - usu including MRI or CT. Size of dimple, hair association, and skin discoloration also offer some hints. ...Read more

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My one month old has a v shape extending above the crease of her bottom. What does a sacral dimple look like in a one month old?

Sacral dimple: Sacral dimple will be a small depression just and the end of the tail none. If you can see the base of the dimple and if there is no excess hair growth around the region nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more