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Sacral Dimple?

Hello, I have relized that I have a small hole about 5cm away from my anus and since I read around a bit, I think it might be a "sacral dimple" or "pinodinal dimple", something of that kind. It is not swelled up, it was jsut starting to itch about 3-4 days ago, and now I relized it was a hole. What should I do, and what is it actually?

(It is only about 1.5mm wide, no blood, no nothing, just irritation now)
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By the way, it is right in the middle of the buttcracks, on top of the anus. It seems it is located right in the middle, unlike I read that it is supposed to be placed on the left, it feels just sliiiightly on the left.
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Hello,
From the symptoms it looks like a pilonidal dimple. It is a small pit or sinus in the sacral area at the very top of the crease between the buttocks.

The majority of pilonidal dimples are harmless, congenital anomalies that consist of a small depression or pit. There may be increased hairiness around the area.The pilonidal dimple may also be a deep tract, rather than a shallow depression, leading to a sinus that may contain hair. These can become infected and drain. Then treatment by surgical approach is needed.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.





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I have the same thing! My sister (6years older) has always teased me about my dimple. LOL I have never really had a problem with it except that at times it can get irritated and dry. I do my best to use a QTip to clean it out after every shower and when I feel it getting dry I put a triple antibiotic or Carmex on a clean QTip and swab it really good. It really seems to help. I have had this all my life and never thought much about it. Hope this helps
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