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post #21 of 32
whoa! what CAN'T you find on mothering????

DH has/had this condition and here's the crazy part - he is dyslexic and and had been telling me he had a "pallinoidal" cyst there and then i finally saw some of the medical paperwork and said, "honey, it's a "pilondial" cyst!" and now i see BOTH of these in this thread and someone stating that there is diffrentiation between the uninfected and the infected form. but anyway....he had it and in his mid twenties had it removed. he was in pain and that was when it was diagnosed. he had an epidural for the procedure and was in a LOT of pain, but fortunately for only a few days. as it turns out, it's congenital/hereditary. my FIL had it, DH had it and my youngest son has what we think will be diagnosed as "it."
post #22 of 32
my ds has a sacral dimple. he has a tiny tuft of hair in there. warning signs of more then a dimple include hair or so deep you cannot tell how deep the hole goes. you want to see the dr soon and have a sonogram done asap. i believe it has to be done before 6 weeks or only a mri will work. you want to rule out spina bfida and this other muscle thing I cannot remember name of. our sons sonogram showed no problems but it does collect poop so you have to be sure to keep it clean. since you are describing an actual hole i would encourage you to see a dr asap to avoid a mri.

sorry nak and lefty typing
post #23 of 32
Ack! My guy has one of these and now I gotta go check - oh! He's just woken up. Going to check now. btw - I have one too and narry a problem...
post #24 of 32
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lucyem
my ds has a sacral dimple. he has a tiny tuft of hair in there. warning signs of more then a dimple include hair or so deep you cannot tell how deep the hole goes. you want to see the dr soon and have a sonogram done asap. i believe it has to be done before 6 weeks or only a mri will work. you want to rule out spina bfida and this other muscle thing I cannot remember name of. our sons sonogram showed no problems but it does collect poop so you have to be sure to keep it clean. since you are describing an actual hole i would encourage you to see a dr asap to avoid a mri.

sorry nak and lefty typing
My baby is almost four MONTHS old...I'm kind of PO'd at my midwife for not spotting it during the newborn exam.

He does not have hair growing out of it, and it's way far down (you have to spread his butt cheeks to see it), which I heard made it less serious, so hopefully it's not a big deal. We will be asking his ped about it at our next visit, which is in one-and-a-half weeks.
post #25 of 32
My dh's cousin (who is only 5 now) had a perforated anus when he was born. It really was a second bum hole - poop came out of it. It was caused by a hole in the very low colon that caused a fissure or tunnel all the way to the surface of the skin. He had surgery at 4 mo to repair it and doesn't know anything about it. I guess it could be anything or nothing. I wouldn't worry too much about it, though.
post #26 of 32
This is really an interesting thread! And as I love a good Google search...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...PA:en%26sa%3DN

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...PA:en%26sa%3DN
post #27 of 32
holy moly!

my daughter has a little pinhole looking dimple in her crack too! it's further up her crack towards her back than her butthole... it just looks like an itty bitty hole. i never thought much of it, just "hey look at this!"

what concerns me though, is that my DH had a cyst under his skin inthe EXACT spot the picture in that first link shows... there used to be a lump under his skin, but the spot got punctured accidently. the pus drained out, and now he is left with an itty bitty hole... like the size of the tip of a pen.

... looking into this more...

*edited to add* i checked... her dimple is shallow, i can see the bottom, and it's right at the bottom of her tailbone.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by paquerette
Bea has one, too. We refer to it as the "poop collector."
post #29 of 32
Well, Both DS and I have one of those extra buttholes . I have been normal as far as I know and ds seems to be devloping normally. I do not know how normal it is to have a dimple there but since I have lived with it my whole life it seems pretty normal to me. Of course, I can see the end of the hole and know there is and end to my hole
post #30 of 32
I know exactly what you are talking about. I'm not sure if my kids have that, but (not to give you TMI about *me*) I have always had one of those on my butt my whole life!!!

And, I can assure you that it is not a mild form of spina bifida, because I also have a lovely, simian-looking patch of hair at the base of my spine, right above my butt. I was born with this hair, and when I was little, I was x-rayed to find out if it was the mild form of spina bifida. It was not. Just the hair, no sign of any internal malformation.

Interesting thread!
post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by SKK
I know exactly what you are talking about. I'm not sure if my kids have that, but (not to give you TMI about *me*) I have always had one of those on my butt my whole life!!!

And, I can assure you that it is not a mild form of spina bifida, because I also have a lovely, simian-looking patch of hair at the base of my spine, right above my butt. I was born with this hair, and when I was little, I was x-rayed to find out if it was the mild form of spina bifida. It was not. Just the hair, no sign of any internal malformation.

Interesting thread!
I had no idea I would get so many replies when I started it, lol! It relieves my mind greatly, however.

Henry also has a patch of hair right above his "crack"...but he was born with hairy arms and a hairy back, too, and just this patch has lasted so far, so I don't know if it's related to the hole by his tailbone or not. I just hate to hear the words "spina bifida," you know?

Thanks for sharing, everyone. I will definitely ask his doctor about it, and do a bit more research, but it's good to know it's not totally bizarre.
post #32 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucyem
my ds has a sacral dimple. he has a tiny tuft of hair in there. warning signs of more then a dimple include hair or so deep you cannot tell how deep the hole goes. you want to see the dr soon and have a sonogram done asap. i believe it has to be done before 6 weeks or only a mri will work. you want to rule out spina bfida and this other muscle thing I cannot remember name of. our sons sonogram showed no problems but it does collect poop so you have to be sure to keep it clean. since you are describing an actual hole i would encourage you to see a dr asap to avoid a mri.

sorry nak and lefty typing

yea, ds has a sacral dimple. we got a sonogram when he was a few weeks old to rule out underlying problems. apparently a few of my cousins have it too- never knew that until i told my mom ds had it! anyway it can be symptom of something else, or it could just be what it is- a dimple.
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