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Hi - I've never posted before. I hope i am in the right spot!.. My son is six weeks old and we have discovered what we are hoping is dimple. It is located in the crack of his butt. The problem is that we cannot find the bottom of the dimple. This hole looks very deep. We are concerned that it might be spina bifida. We don't know anything about this. We are calling dr's and waiting to be seen. I was wondering if anybody has ever found this on their child and what your experiences have been.
He has full mobility and seems to have no problems associated with this 'dimple'.
 

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I know how scared you are. I have been there. Second, my daughter has Lipomyelomeningocele (which is a form of spina bifida), tethered spinal cord and neurogenic bladder.

That being said, the dimple you found could indicate a problem. Hairy patch, dimple, Hemangioma (on the lower part of the spine) can be indicators of Spina Bifida or forms of spina bifida.

My daughter was born with a hemangioma on her lower back. Two of our Pediatricians told us it was fine, it would get bigger then go away by the time she was 6. WRONG! Everytime we went to the Ped I kept saying it doesn't look right, I was given the same response. Its fine.
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After seeing the Ped, Orthopedic Surgeon, Neurologist, an MRI and finally being forwarded to a Neurosurgeon the official diagnosis and then emergency surgerys (yes surgerys).

I would pursue this. Don't let your Ped say oh its nothing! Use your Mommy instincts.

If you are interested I can tell you more of our story.
 

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Hi! I was also worried when I found it on my first dd. It turns out that both my dd's have the sacral dimple. I have a milder form of the same condition (spina bifida occulta) that was only found through a back MRI or xray several years ago due to a back injury.

Most of the time there is no cause for concern. Sometimes (very rarely) the child can experience back or leg pain, bladder control problems, etc. Both of my girls appear to be just fine. One has chronic leg pain but I think it's due to her inflammatory condition (unrelated to the dimple). We are going to get her checked out by an orthopedic surgeon.

I do think it's worth looking into for your little one but just be comforted by the fact that it only rarely causes problems.
 

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Hi! I was also worried when I found it on my first dd. It turns out that both my dd's have the sacral dimple. I have a milder form of the same condition (spina bifida occulta) that was only found through a back MRI or xray several years ago due to a back injury.

Most of the time there is no cause for concern. Sometimes (very rarely) the child can experience back or leg pain, bladder control problems, etc. Both of my girls appear to be just fine. One has chronic leg pain but I think it's due to her inflammatory condition (unrelated to the dimple). We are going to get her checked out by an orthopedic surgeon.

I do think it's worth looking into for your little one but just be comforted by the fact that it only rarely causes problems.
There are three forms of Spina Bifida. Unfortunately, we have the most severe.

Hopefully your DD's will be fine.
 

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both my children have them, and my dd has no problems. My son had an appointment this morning with a neurologist and the neuro said it's fine (we were there for other reasons, not the dimple). His dimple is pretty shallow though, since your kid's is deep I'd get it checked out. But even if your kid has a tethered cord, most likely there won't be any problem. I mean there can be, but statistics are in your favor.
 
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