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OMG!! How have I not noticed this til now........??

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whattimestea Thu 07-Feb-13 20:14:32

DS5 is 5 months old. He has up til now not been keen on 'tummy-time' so haven't really been doing it that much. But over last few nights he's not minded so he's been having a good old naked wriggle on his tum just before we get him dressed for bed. However tonight, as he was pulling his knees up underneath him I noticed that about 1-2 inches above his bum hole he's got what i can only describe as a 2nd bum hole!! It's not fully identical to it but it is a DEFINITE hole, no mistaking. I'll make an appt with GP tomorrow but does ANYONE know what this is/could be? Should i be worried?? He's a wonderful concerns really with any aspect of his health, so is it just natures little quirk?

FrankWippery Wed 13-Feb-13 13:54:38

My oldest DD (now 19) has Spina Bifida Occulta and had terrible bladder problems until she was about 11 - we basically ended up having to sort of re potty train her over a few years. No problems at all since 11/12 though.

It's funny as she was totally dry day and night at 2½ and stayed that way for a couple of years. It all went downhill from when she was about 5 and she became horribly 'loaded' - x-rays looked like she'd swallowed a cotton wool ball factory iyswim. Once dx'd and on the right meds and training it was a terribly slow process, but we got there eventually. Interestingly, there was never any problem at night; it was only ever during waking hours.

wiltingfast Wed 13-Feb-13 13:55:26

God, you learn something new every day, I think I might have this, I've hsd two nasty boil type things and when I went to the doc the second time he said I had a minor deformity at the bottom of my spine which meant I was prone to these boils. Thought nothing more of it. Haven't had another since, must be 15y now or so.

From what you've said I think I'd be looking to see the cons, esp if they couldn't identify the bottom of the hole. Hopefully there will be nothing serious to worry about.

Good luck!

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