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I fell and hurt my tailbone

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Tailbone Pain: Falling and landing on one's tailbone or sacrum can cause bruising or even a fracture of the bones in that area. Unfortunately, if the coccyx is fract... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
ER/UC: Get examined. The fall on your tailbone is not related to your dizziness.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Graber
47 years experience
What makes you fall?: It sounds like you need to get checked, not only for your injury but why you fell in the first place. Are you in danger of falling more?
A male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Big different: orthopedic surgeon is a specialist in bone and joint surgery he could medical doctor MD or doctor of osteopath DO osteopath is a school that teach me... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Injured tailbone in July; has pain; no other symptoms given. You should start with your primary care doctor who will do a detailed evaluation; X-rays ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See below: This would depend on the type of injury. Was it a coccyx or sacral fracture or a spinal cord injury? Fractures may lead to osteoarthritis later on a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Upto a year for the : Pain to improve and tenderness to resolve, in a majority of cases. In some it might even take longer.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Can but unlikely!: You can fracture your coccyx, or bruise the lower portion of your back. Both usually remit with time!
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Xray or bone scan: Broken tailbone (coccyx) is usually diagnosed with a x-ray but may require a bone scan or MRI to conform it. A rectal exam confirms it clinically .Sit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occ... Read More
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