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I have a friend that brought her 6 month old into the doctor and asked to have the doc look at the baby's backside, just where the spine ends right at the top of the butt crack, she has a little fuzz, darker than any other baby body hair. The doc said she wants her checked by a neurosurgeon. I don't see what body hair would have to do with neurology? Then the doc was looking at her skull and said that the plates weren't in sync, one side is flatter than the other. We saw that in my dd, and certainly I've seen it in lots of babies, but she wants the neurosurgeon to check to see if the plates are developing as they should. So, of course, they are all worried and wondering if anyone has experienced or heard of any issue like this before and how it turned out, etc. TIA
 

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My DS has a darker hairy patch on his spinal collum and a "dimple" at the top of his butt crack. I think is is Spina Bifida Occulta. My Dr. says it is nothing to be conserned with (thought I still worry a bit). They may be thinking something like this. I know the hairy patches can indicate SB.
 

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I have no idea about the SB link. But I do know adult women with a hairy patch in that same spot!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS has a darker hairy patch on his spinal collum and a "dimple" at the top of his butt crack. I think is is Spina Bifida Occulta. My Dr. says it is nothing to be conserned with (thought I still worry a bit). They may be thinking something like this. I know the hairy patches can indicate SB.</div>
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Really??? I never knew that! DD2 has a hairy patch, but I guess I hadn't noticed a dimple. I'll have to check that out at the next diaper change. Interesting.
 

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I learned about that in college, that there are two kinds of spina bifida and this kind, people don't even know they have it, because it doesn't cause any bad symptoms or anything-completely benign.
 
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