A 25-year-old male asked:
xray clear but my coccyx still hurts very bad since march. no trauma to the area. my doctor suggests advil (ibuprofen) i suggested an mri but was brushed off.
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Dr. Ilya Averbuch answered
45 years experience Pain Management
Is it really coccyx?: It could be coccyx, but it could also be a rectal fissure, or it could be proctalgia fugax. Mri would not show any of those, and the management is very different and diagnosis specific. It should not be such a difficult diagnosis. If the pain is episodic, very sharp and severe, wakes you up at night, but goes away in a few minutes – it could be proctalgia fugax. Rectal fissure can be seen ...
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
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