My son has a tiny sacral dimple...any mommas know about that?

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User - posted on 09/02/2013

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my daughter was born with an sacral dimple and she is now 18 mths and not walking yet.. finding it hard to balance etc.. and i am thinking the sacral dimple could be affecting her from the inside... im taking her to another pediatrician to get a second opinion because when i brought up my concerns and corrected him he was arrogant and trying to tell me i am wrong but yet in the report he put exactly as i told him... he was rude and i really believe he has a real man ego, doesnt like to be told by a female especially in matters relating to his job occupation.
All my other kids started walking before they were 1 yr old... and yet shes not... i dont even know how she got a sacral dimple when i always took elevit and everything..

Martina - posted on 10/18/2012

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My 3 month old lil girl also has one, ..I am mum to 3 kids, my eldest girl (12) was born with Spina Bifida Occulta, a little hole covered with membrane with a birth mark around it and tuft of hair growing from it....she had surgery and still goes for yearly checks, but she had no worries and leads a normal active life,.My son (6) was born perfectly fine with no indication, and my 3rd child, my little girl has the dimple also, ....I was just wondering as the two girls had it, is it something I carry when I have Girls?? I was on the 5mg of Folic acid for my 2nd & 3rd pregnancies (because of the history with my first born) my 2 girls had/have it but my boy doesn't?? Thanks everybody (im a newbie here so looking forward to being part of the group :)xxx

Amanda - posted on 09/08/2010

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Both my son and my daughter have one. Apparently they are quite common, and nothing to worry about. What did you wnat to know??

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My son (10 1/2 months) has one as does my nephew (14 years), it has no effect on them at all. Did you have any specific questions?

Latasha - posted on 02/05/2014

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Amy: Have ur DD started to walk yet bc I have a 16 mo old who has an sacral dimple and does not walk

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Tisha - posted on 09/22/2010

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My daughter has this also. It got infected one time when she was about 3 months old. The infrection was caused by an infected hair folicle inside the dimple. One round of antibiotics and she was good to go. When she was born they did an ultrasound to make sure that the dimple closed up and didn't stay open all the way to the spinal canal. It wasn't so there was nothing to worry about.

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Toni, ur son so active n lovely. Me too..i always remind myself to clean that tiny hole from any poo to avoid any infection.

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Mama Atie no it hasn't affected my nephews walking, he is really athletic and does all sorts of sports. My son has been cruising the furniture since he was 8 months and started walking at 10 1/2 months so it hasn't affected him either, he is now toddling across the lounge almost like a pro :-)

The only thing I have found is when I change his nappies I have to make sure I clean it as poo gets stuck in it, which is annoying but not dangerous.

Crystal - posted on 09/20/2010

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omg u know what (embarrasing) i have two of these in my crease right low almost on my tailbone... and my daughter has one. I believe my back pain came from being a mom lol and going thru pregnanby. Mine are two indents like a dimple in the face but smaller about a quater width apart right around where my tailbone starts. and Sarah my daughter has one but hers is a little higher. I didn't know why the doctor looked at it before as a baby with her but she didn't even say to watch it ...
I am enjoying these reads thanks for the info this is good to know... (newbie)

Iridescent - posted on 09/08/2010

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They can also indicate Cauda Equina, Spina Bifida Occulta, Pilonidal Cysts, and several other disorders, most of which are genetic. If you have a concern, request to speak with a genetic specialist or have testing done to rule things out. It was one of the first things looked for when my 9 year old went to a specialist for a kidney defect (he does not have one), as pediatricians often blow them off without considering harm that could arise later in life from unknown conditions being left untreated when signs are present.

Sarah - posted on 09/08/2010

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A sacral dimple, also called a pilonidal dimple, is an indentation in the skin on the lower back — usually just above the crease between the buttocks. Most sacral dimples are small and shallow....


My daughter has one, it hasnt affevted her in the slightest and the doctor told me only to contact them about it if it got infected
Most of the time, sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment.
Symptoms
A sacral dimple consists of an indentation, or "pit," in the skin on the lower back, just above the crease between the buttocks.

When to see a doctor
Most sacral dimples don't require medical attention. However, call your child's doctor if you notice:

Fluid draining from the dimple
Swelling, redness or tenderness around the dimple
These signs and symptoms may indicate the sacral dimple has become infected

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