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my tailbone hurts when i stand or sit

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Coccydynia: Pain in the tailbone (coccyx) is most often caused by the simple act of sitting and, therefore, can be quite aggravating. Physical exam, dynamic sitti ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Coccydynia: There is a medical condition known as coccydynia that literally means- pain in the tailbone. It's cause is not known, but can make it painful to sit. ... Read More

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: First I want to congratulate your new healthy living program. You have added many more years to your life. The problem at hand is that the fat that wa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Tailbone: Bu tailbone i assume you mean the coccyx. These are painful and if you have noted swelling then there has to be some inflammation. Please see you doct ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: You need to see your doctor for an evaluation. In the interim you may take acetaminophen for pain relief.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It will get better: Tailbone pain, or coccygodynia, is commonly caused by trauma, and its probably the hardest problem for me to treat personally. It's hard to access th ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: When you fall on the bottom, you can cause various injuries to the ligaments attached to the tailbone. In rare instances, you can also break the bon ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Coccyx pain: Tail bone pain is most commonly associated with sitting a lot, not so common when standing thought that can happen. I would suggest seeing your pediat ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I will try to help: Let us assume the problem in the tail bone it self (no hemorrhoid, fissures, cysts) around the rectum. 1-keep your bowel soft. 2-sitez bath once a d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, proba ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See your doctor: Various reasons why this can hurt. Get evaluated. For some, getting a u-shaped sitting pillow, or a donut pillow to sit on is a very helpful way to of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
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