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My granddaughter is 16 years old. She has had a 2 sacral dimples since birth. Lately they have started to bleed. Is this cause for concern?
Hi there, both my children have sacral dimples and i have realised as an adult so do i. i have weakness with my knees and ibs. should i consult my gp?
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