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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone?

What works in taking care of a 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 more

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What is commonly used to help a bruised tailbone?

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

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What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone faster?

What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone faster?

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

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How could I determine if my tailbone is bruised or broken?

How could I determine if my tailbone is bruised or broken?

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, don't 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

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Approximately how long can a bruised tailbone feel painful?

Approximately how long can a bruised tailbone feel painful?

Months: It depends how it was bruised, if it was only bruise, u need to check with your PCP, he might order xrays ...Read more

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About how long does it take for a bruised tailbone to heal?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I bruised or hurt my tailbone a year and a half ago and still hurts?

See a physician: Advanced imaging, i.e. Ct or mri, may help to make a better diagnosis. Treatment options can include physical therapy, local injections, digital manipulation, and even surgical excision. ...Read more

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I think I might have bruised my tailbone because it hurts to lean on it. I don't know what to do?

I think I might have bruised my tailbone because it hurts to lean on it. I don't know what to do?

If you have fallen: You might have bruised or broken it, but it isn't easy to do that without knowing it. It hurts a lot and takes a long time to get better. You can use a heating pad and of course avoid leaning on it. If you didn't have an injury or childbirth, something else might be going on. Ask your parent to have you evaluated if it keeps up. ...Read more

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I am having pain where my tailbone is, how can I tell if its bruised or broken? It's been hurting for 2 days.

An: An x-ray will tell you if the tailbone is broken. If bruised or broken I would recommend sitting on a round hemorrhoid cushion to take pressure off the tail bone and taking anti-inflammatories to relieve the pain. Please check with your doctor prior to starting anti-inflammatories. It usually heals up on its own. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bruising color around tailbone no pain?

Bruising color around tailbone no pain?

Bruise: Depending about how much fatty tissue is around the tailbone, the bruise may or may not hurt. If you bruise easily or taking aspirin or anti-inflammatories like motrin you can bruise with just a small bump. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell hard on my tailbone while snowboarding. Is it just bruised?

Time will tell.: If U fractured it or sprained 1 of the joints, it will B a long time problem. Until U R evaluated for persistent pain, & have images done, U can only expect a guess @ this venue. Wait & C how U do. A bruised coccyx will clear up, if not B evaluated. ...Read more

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Bruising by tailbone but no injury? This has been happening for a couple years. But it's very bad right now. What should j do?

Bruising by tailbone but no injury? This has been happening for a couple years. But it's very bad right now. What should j do?

Pilonidal cyst?: Pilonidal cysts are recurring painful infections underlying the skin over the tailbone just north of the crack in your behind. ...Read more

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I have a sudden pain where my tailbone is. There is a read line going along the length if it, I have done nothing that would cause bruising.?

I have a sudden pain where my tailbone is. There is a read line going along the length if it, I have done nothing that would cause bruising.?

Pilonidal cyst: This is a fairly common congenital anomaly of the lower midline spine that may lead to pain, inflammation and or infection. Usually there is some small sinus or opening in the skin near the tailbone that allows for an infectious problem if good hygiene is not maintained. Early treatment with antibiotics may prevent the need for surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Bruised tailbone symptoms. Heal time and treatment.?

2weeks-severl month: Coccydynia is diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness. Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed remove the irritated bony prominence. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be going to six flags, the amusement park, with a bruised tailbone?

Yes, but: Going to six flags may cause increased pain and may prolong the healing of your condition - other than that, if you accept these possibilities, there's no reason not to go. ...Read more

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Had a baby 12 weeks ago and I keep getting pain in my tailbone like its bruised its worse wheni sit down?

Had a baby 12 weeks ago and I keep getting pain in my tailbone like its bruised its worse wheni sit down?

May have cracked: The process of delivery can occasionally result in injury to the ligaments & substance of the tailbone. This is an issue you should discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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I had bruised my tailbone (coccyx) more than a year ago and had swelling. Is it normal for the swelling to occur again?

I had bruised my tailbone (coccyx) more than a year ago and had swelling. Is it normal for the swelling to occur again?

Not abnormal: There is a condition known as coccydynia which literally means pain from the tailbone and it can certainly be characterized by recurrent episodes of pain and swelling. If it gets real bad, it is a condition that often responds. Ery well to cortisone. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What to do if I bruised my tailbone a month ago but it still hurts. What can I do to mask the pain or should I go to the doc?

What to do if I bruised my tailbone a month ago but it still hurts. What can I do to mask the pain or should I go to the doc?

Coccyx pain: Coccyx pain maybe due to small fracture and pain may persist for several weeks and usually doesn't require any specific treatment and heals on it's own unless pain persists for more than 2 months and severely debilitating. A spine surgeon specializing in coccyx injuries may be the best person to see, as well as pain specialist/anesthesiologist for local injection treatment ...Read more

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I have a pain in tailbone & bruise on bottom back can't sit down without loads of pain. Happened abit after sex help what can I be?

I have a pain in tailbone & bruise on bottom back can't sit down without loads of pain. Happened abit after sex help what can I be?

Coccydynia: You have contused the area (bruised). Use a pillow to sit on. Avoid activity that aggravates the area as much as possible. Can use ice to the area for up to 20 minutes. Over the counter pain relievers such as aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more

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Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Sitting positions: Or a hard mattress are things to consider. Try to not "slouch" while sitting and try sleeping on side if possible to see if these help. Also car seats are often a problem because they have a more reclined position. ...Read more