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Brown City, MI
A 43-year-old female asked:

is it true xray of tailbone usually don't show previou fractures an the tailbone can effect the colon or intestines?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: That is not true, if you fracture of the tail bone, usually you seen the healing of the bone, it may not be very clear but it will be there. The tail bone is the back wall of the rectum and could cause some problem with defecation, so we recommend using some stool softener when you injury to the tail bone.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2014

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