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bruised vs broken tailbone

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Broken tailbone (coccyx) doesn't require crutches.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which c ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yowch!: I know how painful this one can be. Dr. Miller's suggestions are great. You can also sit on a donut cushion (looks funny on the chair but may be kin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several options: As you are likely experiencing, a bruised tailbone can be quite painful since about every body movement involves that area. Unfortunately, the primar ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
2 weeks: Unless fractured then longer
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which c ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Xrays: Simple way is to get it x-rayed.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
27 years experience Family Medicine
X - ray: If you took hard fall on buttocks. It can be very painful for while - right at sacrum- coccyx " tail bone". Apply cold pack, dont sit on hard surfac ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
Months: it depends how it was bruised, if it was only bruise, u need to check with your PCP, he might order xrays
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) c ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) c ... Read More
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