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A 53-year-old female asked:

i had emergency back surgery over 10 rs ago & have pain and numbness ever since but know im having horrible pain in tailbone area, doc not helping?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
This may not be rel-: -ated 2 your back surgery but may be coccyx in origin. Your "tail bone" needs to be evaluated. You can start with your PCP an X ray and a rectal exam will or could give you your answer. Symptoms are pain with bowel movements, sitting on hard surfaces, & even soft if for a long time. When you get out of a soft chair your pain will be worse.

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Last updated Jan 17, 2016

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