? About Sacral Dimple - page 2

by Schmoo1022 48,899 Views | 17 Comments

hello, I am not looking for medical advice or anything, just a little insight. I noticed my newborn son has a sacral dimple, not an extremely deep one, but still concerning. The first ped that I showed, felt there was no need to... Read More


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    Hello,

    I am a PNP in Urology and we often see kids that we find sacral dimples on when we examine them. If they are infants, we always get ultrasounds (painless and an easy exam) to rule out spina bifida. There are cases (though very rare) that I have seen older children with tethered cords that end up needing surgery. It is good practice to have an ultrasound and more than likely it will end up being normal. I hope everything goes well.
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    Hello,
    I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to reply. I wanted to let you know that my son had his U/S on the 26th and everything looks fine so far. I feel so much better.
    Again, thanks to everyone that took the time to read my post!
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    Thanks for the update! Glad to hear that things look good.
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    My 14 year old son just got diagnoses with spina bifida occulta, by a chiro... He was in football, first year, and was having pain with running. He did pull out,and I will have his physical in a few weeks. How frequent is the tethering with this condition?? I don't remember any dimpling with him as a baby, but he did have alot of hair, in general, not just at the sacrum.
    Thanks in advance for any input
    Sharon
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    hello,
    i'm 15
    at the age of 6 or seven i was diagnosed with spina bifida occulta
    i have only recently discoverd this dimple just at the top of my bottom
    which i think should probably have been noticed years ago
    does anyone know why even though the secialist said it shouldnt cause me any discompfort
    why i get severe pain in my spine quite alot of the time?

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    My daughter is 13 and was diagnosed with spina bifida occulta by chance about 4 years ago. She was at tumbling and had a nasty fall, and was told to go get a full body x ray. That is when I was told about the spina bifida occulta. She is a level 5 competitive cheerleader and runs track at school. She occassionally complains of back pain, but nothing an NSAID doesn't take care of. I haven't even told her of her dx's. I was told if she started complaining of severe back pain to follow up with a neurologist.
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    Im 19 years old and I have a dimple. I was born with it and so was my mother. I grew up fine and with no concers and now my daughter has it and she is fine. To be honest i thought i was the only one that had it growing up. so i never talked about it or searched it but apparently it is something that is common.


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