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Bruised Tailbone Area
I have no insurance, my tailbone area is tender and getting worse each day. Sometimes i can even feel a lump, it also looks bruised, ice doesn't work?
Soft bump hurts to sit mostly started a week ago. Upper glute/Coccyx area. Feels like a bruise. 3" round no color?
Painful irritation in upper gluteal crease. Area is red, possibly lumps on either side. Painful to sit down, pain similar to bruised tailbone?
Yowch!: I know how painful this one can be. Dr. Miller's suggestions are great. You can also sit on a donut cushion (looks funny on the chair but may be kinder on your tush than a harder surface. Also the homeopathic remedy hypericum 30 c may help. Very inexpensive, and available at most health food stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: As you are likely experiencing, a bruised tailbone can be quite painful since about every body movement involves that area. Unfortunately, the primary treatment is simply time, along with ice initially (after a few days you can use heat or alternate ice/heat), as well as nsaids (ibuprofen, naprosyn). A sacral donut can help alleviate pressure when sitting. Consider aspercreme, capsaicin creme. ...Read more
SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
Xrays: Simple way is to get it x-rayed. ...Read more
X - ray: If you took hard fall on buttocks. It can be very painful for while - right at sacrum- coccyx " tail bone". Apply cold pack, dont sit on hard surface. If bruise, persistent severe pain- see doctor to consider X Ray. It eventualy heal but you may need physical therapy later when acute pain subsides .,Use Advil/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain relieve( unless allrgic to it). ...Read more