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my son has two butt holes!

(17 Posts)
dsrplus8 Mon 29-Dec-08 02:01:26

hi i just wondered if this is a common thing, ds4 has a normal but hole and a smaller extra one above the normal one....it doesnt bother him and hes had no problems with it at all, its just a weird, like having extra toes or something.his extra hole doesnt perform in the usual manner, it is just there.anyone elses kids have this?hmm

MatNanPlusTINSEL Mon 29-Dec-08 02:03:45

is it actually into the bowel? Family i have worked with, both children have a very deep dimple above theirs?

Looks very weird and they were checked as it was initailly thought to be a possible spina bifida defect.

dsrplus8 Mon 29-Dec-08 02:35:35

not connected to his bowel at all, just sits there, lurking in his pull ups, waiting to freak me out at every toilet time!shock

BitOfFunUnderTheMistletoe Mon 29-Dec-08 02:39:38

sounds like a sinus?- if you google I think it will be quite common?

dsrplus8 Mon 29-Dec-08 02:43:15

a sinus? i thought you had them up your nose , not down your butt!grin

MatNanPlusTINSEL Mon 29-Dec-08 02:44:59

it is freaky hey DsrPlus8

dsrplus8 Mon 29-Dec-08 02:47:57

does that mean my son will grow up to be more of an arse than most men?????(god i hope not)grin,its not really that its there, its what it catches that disgusts me<<<<boak>>>

SparklyBaubleFeast Mon 29-Dec-08 09:52:01

have you got one too?

SparklyBaubleFeast Mon 29-Dec-08 09:54:10

seriously, i jsut saw this was started hours ago, but most people have a hole

frisbyrat Mon 29-Dec-08 09:57:21

Perhaps spina bifida occulta. My niece has it. 99% absolutely harmless. grin

morningpaper Mon 29-Dec-08 09:59:08

You should check it with your GP just to make sure it doesn't lead anywhere

other than that, it is not uncommon but I've been advised that you should make sure you take prenatal vitamins well before you intend to conceive in the future

CharleeInPantoPaperChains Mon 29-Dec-08 10:01:28

Think yourslef lucky a little boy i know was born with NO bumhole, the poor lad has to go through 4 operations and then be trained to go to the toilet himself.

I hope your Little boy is ok dsrplus8.

MrsHappy Mon 29-Dec-08 10:02:30

Agree with MP - check with the GP that it goes nowhere. Assuming it doesn't it is no big deal.

I know someone with a sinus like this. It is harmless and weirdly he has passed it onto his son (in spite of copious pre-natal vits) so we wonder if it has a genetic component.

Beachcomber Mon 29-Dec-08 10:06:06

It sounds like spina bifida occulta. For some genetic reason this condition is common in the UK population. My DD1 has it and her doctor was surprised as we live in France and it is quite rare here. Normally it doesn't cause any problems but you want to be sure that it has been properly checked out.

DD had to get hers operated on to close it because it was very deep and there was a risk of infection to her spinal cord fluid.

My doctor told me that it can be related to a folic acid deficiency. I was told to take shedloads before having any other children and DD2 does not have the actual hole but just a tiny dent that has got less visible as she has got older.

Has a doctor had a good look at your DS just in case?

Beachcomber Mon 29-Dec-08 10:07:39

BTW if as is highly unlikely, it was recommended to have your son's closed, the operation is routine and the recovery generally quick.

emma1977 Mon 29-Dec-08 11:51:49

Sounds more like a deep sacral dimple. Most people have a little dimple.

Mention it to your GP or HV as the area may need ultrasounding to ensure there is no spina bifida occulta or accessory bowel creating a sinus beneath the skin.

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