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A 56-year-old female asked:

I have pain when i sit down i think it's my tailbone. doesn't hurt all time but has been bothered me for about a year. i am 56 female.

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 72 years experience
Coccydynia is rare: The tail bone is an inch or so above the surface of your seat. The seat bones (ischial tuberosities) suspend it. You can wiggle it and see it that is the source of the pain. If so, see an orthopedist. If not, check the area with your GYN. Coccydynia is associated with painful intercourse and defecation as well as psychologic problems.

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Last updated Apr 22, 2016

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