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Hair Tuft in New Born

Hi.
I have child born just week ago. I have been told by Paediatrics that he is having hair tuft between the buttocks
just one inch above the anus. There are few hairs around 1 cm popping out of the side of both buttocks. I have been told to wait for 6 weeks for X Ray. I am very worried. Can anyone let me know is this spina bifida or something else??and how dangerous is this??


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Unfortunately, I am not an expert with this.  I do know they discuss this condition alot in the Peds forum; try posting there too if you have not already.

The best!
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Thank you for your question. Usually, in new born such hair tufts may appear as congenital variation and not harmful if remains present lifelong. However, most of the times they disappear after 6-8 weeks after baby is born. Therefore, wait & watch policy is best in initial few weeks to understand this tuft's nature. I would recommend that you consult his treating pediatrician after 6 weeks, if it won't disappear of its own. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Doctor.
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Could you please updated? My child is born with similar tuft of hair. Ultrasound looks normal, need an MRI at 6 weeks.
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