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Why does my tailbone stick out more than other peoples? bump of tailbone can be clearly seen from the side. there is no pain.

Why does my tailbone stick out more than other peoples? bump of tailbone can be clearly seen from the side. there is no pain.

Normal variance : It may be normal variance or shape changed after trauma. If it's not bothering you, it should not be a problem. Se your doctor if it starts bothering you. ...Read more

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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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I have a bump on my tailbone thst kills me sitting up and standing or laying down. What do I do?

I have a bump on my tailbone thst kills me sitting up and standing or laying down. What do I do?

Cyst: It could be you have a cyst and may need to be lanced or excised by a physician.I recomend you see one so you can get the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump and my tailbone hurts really bad. What do you recommend?

I have a bump and my tailbone hurts really bad. What do you recommend?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Have a painfull pimple like bump on my tailbone, that keeps coming back , the cycle is ... It starts to hurt then grows into a huge pimple ?

Have a painfull pimple like bump on my tailbone, that keeps coming back , the cycle is ... It starts to hurt then grows into a huge pimple 
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You may: You might have a pilonidal sinus or this could be herpes. See dermatologist for absolute diagnosis. You may need surgery to get rid of problem. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my tailbone. Looks like a cyst. Should i see a doctor?

I have a bump on my tailbone.  Looks like a cyst.  Should i see a doctor?

A pilonidal cyst: Pilonidal=nest of hair. Aka sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. When infected, it can cause quite a bit of pain in the rear-end. If it is not bothering you, you may not need to do anything. If infected and painful, you may need it drained and/or antibiotic etc.. Consider consulting doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bump next to end of tailbone. Not discolored. No pain. About the size of a quarter. Firm if i squeeze it. What could it be?

Bump next to end of tailbone. Not discolored. No pain. About the size of a quarter. Firm if i squeeze it. What could it be?

Pilonidal Cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually contains hair and skin debris. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. Surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having pain around my tailbone area for about 2 days now and there does seem to be a slight bump there but will i be ok?

I've been having pain around my tailbone area for about 2 days now and there does seem to be a slight bump there but will i be ok?

Pilonidal Cyst: A pilonidal cyst is a cystic structure that develops along the tailbone (coccyx) near the cleft of the buttocks, approximately 4 cm-5 cm from the anus. These cysts usually contain hair and skin debris. Individuals with a pilonidal cyst may not have any symptoms at all (termed asymptomatic), whereas others may develop an infection of the cyst with associated pain and inflammation. Surgery therapy. ...Read more

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