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6 months post part um and still have pain in my tail bone area. worse after exercisewhat should i do?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Wait it out: You may have a fractured or bruised coccyx. If there is a fracture, an xray will likely tell you. These symptoms tend to go away over time, but it can take a while. In rare cases orthopedists can treat this pain by resecting (removing) the coccyx, which is usually successful. This is rarely required, however, and this pain will typically improve in time.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston commented
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Coccygectomy is occasionally sucessful 50/50 with a high complication rate
Dec 27, 2014
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Physical therapy: We often send folks to physical therapy for an evaluation and treatment of tailbone pain. Ask your doctor if you have a pelvic physical therapist in your area. It can be a persistent dislocation of the tailbone which is painful but fixable.

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