Less than two weeks after anonymous Reddit user “DoubleD**kDude” posted “I am the guy with two penises,” in the site’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) section, Redditor “TBoneTheOriginal” has captivated the Internet’s attention yet again by posting a picture of his backside with no butt crack. The man who reportedly suffers from severe pilonidal cysts said he experiences a great deal of pain due to his condition and only expects it to get worse.
The Man With No Butt Crack
“This happened because of severe pilonidal cysts,” TBone told Reddit users. “I've had multiple surgeries on it, and instead of the usual procedure, which involves letting it heal, mine was so bad that a plastic surgeon had to close it up. But they keep coming back, and it'll probably just get worse as I age.”
After announcing “I have no buttcrack,” on Reddit’s /R/MildlyInteresting section, TBone was flooded with questions regarding his everyday life, and more importantly, how he came to develop a butt with no crack. One Redditor even asked TBone if the lack of separation between his cheeks meant his flatulence would be inaudible. “Not at all,” TBone explained. “Still perfect pitch.”
Although he claims using the bathroom is no different than a person with a fully functioning butt crack, he did say he has to be careful when wiping so as not to infect his wounds. He was able to make light of the situation. When a Redditor commented “I thought he was facing the mirror at first,” Tbone responded “I wish my stomach was that flat.”
“To answer a couple questions: My butthole looks the same as anyone else's! The wound just goes very close to it. Trust me, you don't want to see it. Second, I poop like anyone else. Just gotta be careful with wiping so I don't get feces in the wound. But it isn't hard after having to do it for 8 years now.”
What are pilonidal cysts?
Pilonidal cysts tend to occur around the tailbone and top of the buttocks where an abscess is caused by a pocket of hair and skin debris. According to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, pilonidal disease is the result of hair that is embedded in the skin around the cleft area of the buttocks. Men at an age between puberty and 40 are at the highest risk of developing pilonidal cysts along with obese people, those with thick body hair, and people who sit down for extended periods of time.
Infected or swollen cysts can become extremely painful, also causing pus to poor from the skin and skin to redden. Treating a pilonidal cyst depends on its severity. An acute abscess can be managed by draining pus and reducing inflammation through an incision. Reoccurring pilonidal cysts will require surgical intervention with a lengthy recovery time.