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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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
Addiction Medicine 64 years experience
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
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Bruise: Depending about how much fatty tissue is around the tailbone, the bruise may or may not hurt. If you bruise easily or taking aspirin or anti-inflammat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Can't tell with: info provided. Xray , med eval and history should help to determine if this is more than bruising.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pilonidal cyst?: Pilonidal cysts are recurring painful infections underlying the skin over the tailbone just north of the crack in your behind.
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