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Sacral dimple possible side effects?

Adult/child

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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.
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What is a sacral dimple in a infant?

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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.
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How do sacral dimple in adults occur?

They don't

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A sacral dimple is present at birth. Other openings are usually secondary to pilonidal sinuses, which are aquired
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How serious might my sacral dimple be?

Varies

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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.
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Could sacral dimple in adults be open?

Probably not

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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
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What is the diagnosis code for sacral dimple?

685.1

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685.1 is what is used but that is also used for a pilnidal sinus which is different
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What does it mean when your sacral dimple bleeds?

Pilonidal disease

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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.
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I have a sacral dimple could I have spina bifida?

Yes

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Yes. Confirm with X-ray.
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What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

Surgery

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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.
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How serious can sacral dimple be if left untreated?

Rarely problematic

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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.
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