Another "Is this pilo?" - red line in butt crack, no pain, possible dimple

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  1. teaspoon

    teaspoon New Member

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    Hi! I apologize in advance for my nasty crack!

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    I noticed this red line about a week ago, but it could have been there longer as I don't spread my crack in the mirror very often, lol. I have quite a lot of ass meat, both fat and muscle, so my gluteal cleft is quite tall and deep and not easy to notice. There's no indication the red line is there without looking for it specifically. I wear a lot of yoga leggings and probably don't do laundry as often as I should, but since noticing it I've been wearing airy dresses and being meticulous with my hygiene. I haven't shaved it despite general wisdom as I worry about irritation and/or ingrown hairs.

    No pain, no itching, no swelling that I can see - there's a slight suggestion of a dimple in the photos, but in different light or poses it's not visible. In person it looks a lot smoother but that may be because I can't get my eyes as close as my phone. Nothing is draining or smelling, and even if it is a dimple I can't see a sinus (but it's hard to look close at your own behind).

    I am going to see my doctor in 2 days regardless, but I thought I'd ask because a) I'm a bit of a hypochondriac, diagnosed ADHD and GAD and this is wearing me very thin to worry about, and b) there seems to be disagreement in the medical community about diagnosing and treating PSD, so I may as well ask you experienced fellows too.

    Other symptoms:
    Frequent urge to urinate
    Numbness between shoulder blades
    Neck pain between shoulder blades (I attributed both of these neck ones to be bad computer posture, but will talk to my doc about it too)
    Heartbearn and abdominal tenderness that is new to me
    General sense of stress and unwellness...

    My main questions - does it look like classic pilo? What else could it be? It was surprisingly impossible to find information about "red line between buttocks" - even most pilo photos don't look like mine. Is there any benefit to catching it early before it hurts and leaks and swells etc? The idea of surgery or packing a wound is making me a bit nauseous but I'd rather hear it.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Missy2468

    Missy2468 New Member

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    Hi, I was just wondering if you got the answers for what this is. I have noticed that I have a red line that looks exactly like yours. I have quite a big backside also incase that has something to do with it. I have good hygiene and I can't think of what could have caused this. It's not painful or anything, I just happened to notice it one day.

    Please let me know as soon as possible what this is.

    Thanks,
    Missy.
     
  3. HelloItsMe

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    I don't know how much the pilonidal differs between dudes and ladies, but that looks like mine when it first appeared. I would recommend getting it checked out immediately, doubly so if it starts or has started causing you any pain.
     
  4. Andrea E.

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    Hi 'teaspoon', I know the chances if you seeing this message a year later are slim to none, but your picture is literally the ONLY one on the internet that looks exactly what I have in the same area. I've been misdiagnosed so many times and my dermatologist wants to do a biopsy, which I am trying to avoid at all costs due to risk of infection in that area as well as leaving a scar. The red line is not painful, itchy, or anything like that. I did have candida at one point, but that has since cleared and the red line remains. We've ruled out yeast, strep, seborrheic dermatitis, and inverse psoriasis. I'm desperate to find the answer without needing a biopsy... it's been almost 3 months. Did you ever find out what was causing this? I know that this is a pilo discussion forum, but your picture seems so mild compared to other pictures of pilo, which is why I am curious if you ever found out what it was.
     
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    I have the same problem and is also completely lost whitout awnser.
    Any info yet?
     
  6. 1zk87

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    What did you find out?! I also have the same problem and would really like to know what worked to make it go away or what a doctor told you!
     
  7. Andrea E.

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    Hi! I actually did find out more information a few months ago. I decided to get a small biopsy to test the skin since my dermatologist was completely stumped. Turns out, it's not a rash of any sort, but rather, it's simply discoloration of the pigment due to a FORMER yeast rash I had. I had a stubborn case of candida in that area that eventually went away, but apparently sometimes the rashes can be so bad and sink so deep that it permanently discolors the skin. She said to think of it as someone with really bad acne-- sometimes your skin stays discolored even after the acne is long gone. Long story short, it's not harmful, but it's not going away either :(
     
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    Thanks for the update, Andrea! :) good to hear it isnt anything serious. So sounds like it is basically a type of scar? I haven't had a yeast infection since I was a kid, I wonder if it is possible to have a yeast infection that is generally asymptomatic and it go away on its own? I should probably get a dermatologist to check as well :/
     
  9. mdr24

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    I have the same problem. After using every anti-fungal imaginable the Doctor swears it's not infected. She thinks it's dry skin. After applying moisturizers off and on for several months the red line is still there. Trying Aloe Vera now since I read on-line that helps to reduce redness and scarring. Did your doctor recommend anything to help reduce the redness?
     
  10. Anja_

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    Hi, I just discovered something like this today but the only thing different is that the farther I pull my cheeks away to see the darker the line gets and the closer my cheeks are the faded it gets (to non-existsent). I'm a 100% healthy 19 year old girl, I'm not pregnant and never have been. I'm certain I don't have Pilo or any cysts to have caused this dark thick red line to appear. But I do have a case of acne on my lower back side and all over my butt cheeks (that never seems to go away). I'd upload a photo of it but I don't know how to unless I use a link.
    Should I go to a doctor for this? Could it be scaring? Is something be wrong with me? I'm starting to get anxious because I've not found anything that pertains to my situation that explains what the heck is wrong with my butt crack.
     

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