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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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