A member asked:

My tailbone is still a swollen lump.i have not injured myself and my doctor said it's not a cyst. the pain is getting worse i'm worried what this is.

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Cause of coccydynia (tailbonoe pain) can be unknown ("idiopathic"). Other causes include trauma ( falls and childbirth); abnormal, excessive mobility of the tailbone; and – very rarely – infection, tumor (pilonidal cyst) or fracture. NSAIDs are usually used to treat inflammation. Therapies are usually conservative.

Answered Apr 24, 2016



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