Following last post this is IMPORTANT PLS READ:
I've never seen this warning anywhere so I'll do it myself.
If you, a loved one or your child have a little dimple on or near the tailbone more than likely in the natal cleft (ur buttcrack) please keep an eye on it for the love of god.
This is a pilonidal dimple and it is not a cute dimple. In fact, it's not a dimple at all. It's a sinus. Most people with them are born with them.
Be sure, if you have one, to keep it clean. If you don't bathe every day, make it part of your daily routine and dab it with a cloth then dry it. Be sure to avoid trauma with it. Sit-ups are a bad thing to do regularly if you have one, sitting on it for long periods of time, falling hard on it, etc.
Because debris can get inside of it, or pressure can cause hair to grow inside and far under your skin and your body will treat this as foreign objects and freak the hell out.
This causes pilonidal cysts. Which are excruciatingly painful and can cause dangerous pressure on your spinal cord.
I'm posting this because, first of all, I thought my ass dimple was normal and my mother didn't tell me I was at high risk for cysts until it was too late and I was 12 and crying because I thought I had ass cancer.
And because, I'm sitting here typing whilst on recovery. I have four inches of stitches going down from the top of my bum, all the way down to the bumhole. Once you get a cyst, they are there for life or until you have to get surgery. I had two starting from the time I was 12 years old. This time, it was so bad I was crying in pain, getting ideas to stab it and destroy it myself, and eventually went into shock and fainted. I was at 10 on the pain scale. It was the worst pain I'd felt in my entire life. My skin was actually grey. It was so bad, local anesthesia did not work and I felt everything while he cut it open and it sprayed blood on his fancy suit. (What made a surgeon think it was a good idea to start a nice suit, honestly.) Then codeine pain killers didn't work. It took two rounds of antibiotic to clear the infection completely before I was scheduled for surgery. grandmother of the bride dresses
I'm now 8 days post-surgery and I'm still on hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, whatever you know it as.) to control the pain. I was not able to move much until today, and still am limited.
It's such a high tension place for stitches, they have to put butterfly over that to keep it from popping. That's if they're able to close it at all.
It's honestly complete hell. Painful, PAINFUL hell.
PLEASE take care of your body. This was caused for me by 100 sit-ups in year seven, but it can occur for many reasons.
If this isn't convincing enough to take care of that area, just look up pictures of pilonidal cysts and surgery.
Share. Save your friends' asses. Literally.