I have a hole at the bottom of my spine

Patient

Q: I have a hole at the bottom of my spine and frequently get painful lumps next to it any idea what this could be

Doctor

A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query albeit short and specific.

The commonest cause of such a painful lump at the bottom of the spine is a Pilonidal Cyst. If it ruptured it is called a Pilonidal sinus.
The only sure-shot treatment is excision (total removal).
I would advise you to consult a General Surgeon for clinical evaluation, physical examination and investigations to get a plan for excision and cure. Please discuss with your treating Surgeon about the chance and percentage of recurrence as this condition is known to.

I hope this answers your query and helps in decision-making

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