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Sacral Dimple Newborn
Newborn has tiny (1mm) sacral dimple in gluteal crease and what looks like a tiny stork bite in the center of his lower back. How likely is this occult spinal dysraphism? Dr never mentioned anything.
Excellent question: Most sacral dimples are benign, provided there is complete skin coverage. Dimples with a tiny hole at base could be sign of spinal dysraphism or tethered spinal cord & would need to be evaluated. Lumbo-sacral ultrasound is excellent, non-invasive study to rule out cord tethering. ...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 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?
I am 25 with a deep sacral dimple at the level of the end of my tailbone. I have been experiencing tailbone pain at my sacral dimple that won't subsid?
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
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
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
I’m 16 and have just discovered I have a sacral dimple. I’ve only now looked up it’s name because I’ve had some mild pain in the area. Is this normal?
What you described is normal. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/sacral-dimple/symptoms-causes/syc-20377353
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Pilonidal sinus: At 19 years of age this is likely a pilonidal sinus from a hair follicle affected by pubertal hormones, follicle becomes distended with keratin, a folliculitis develops, the infected follicle extends and ruptures into the subcutaneous tissue, forming a pilonidal abscess. This results in a sinus tract that leads deep into the skin. See his doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Same: Question of semantics. Some use other names based on depth. ...Read more
There is pain at the gap in between by buttock and sacral dimple. Is this something to be worried about?
Yes you have to: Be worried about, because the presence of dimple in the that area, could indicate some trouble there, check it out. ...Read more
I am 18 with a deep sacral dimple at the level of the end of my tailbone. For about two days now I'm experiencing pain when sitting or raising knees.
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
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
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
None: If you can see the base of the dimple then these are benign defects of muscle. ...Read more
My son is 10 months old, mobile, walking already and crawling everywhere. He has a very small sacral dimple with 2 hairs. It this normal. No drainage?
Have it checked: Sacral dimples are quite common. But the fact there are 2 hairs growing from within it suggests that you should have it checked. If there is the slightest doubt, the child should have an MRI of the area so that if there is the slightest chance it is connected to the spinal column it should be taken care of with surgery. In any case he should be having regular check ups for this too. ...Read more