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My sister has a medical question that she wanted me to ask.

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My sister has a medical question that she wanted me to ask. There is a tear on the inside of her buttocks that appears to be a hole. What could this mean and what should she do? I suggested that she go see a doctor right away.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

It it at the top, right at the top of the line between each side?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it is
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 11 months ago.

OK

It's called a polonidal cyst.

It forms right at the tip of the tailbone or therabouts.

It usually needs to be fixed surgically.

Here is information from the mayo clinic.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/basics/treatment/con-20025007

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