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A 57-year-old female asked:

hip stiff n muscle spasm. feel lump at tailbone when sit, walk. what is safest way to remove two 2cm tarlov cysts at s2 (racepinephrine)? should wait till unbearable?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Don't is safe way: Tarlov cysts in this region are not uncommon and are usually not a cause for pain unless one is dealing with soft or osteoporotic bone which can occasionally be subjected to pressure changes by a large cyst creating a fracture of the bone which then becomes painful. See an orthopedist to evaluate you symptoms for the source.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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