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What may cause severe pain in tailbone area? No redness, no known injury, no constipation. Hurts very bad to sit down and hurts very bad to stand up.

What may cause severe pain in tailbone area? No redness, no known injury, no constipation.  Hurts very bad to sit down and  hurts very bad to stand up.

Coccydynia: Sometimes, people are born with a malformed coccyx and this can be a source of chronic pain. It often has to do with a sharp angle between the coccyx and the sacrum. If you have coccygeal pain, a plain x ray could help sort this out. ...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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What can cause pain in tailbone while sitting n chair esp with movement. Like a knife being run up and down.

What can cause pain in tailbone while sitting n chair esp with movement. Like a knife being run up and down.

Possible coccydynia: The classic symptom is pain when pressure is applied to the tailbone, such as when sitting on a hard chair. Symptoms usually improve with relief of pressure when standing or walking. Other symptoms include: immediate and severe pain when moving from sitting to standing pain during bowel movements pain during sex deep ache in the region of the tailbone good luck. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause pain in tailbone right above butt?

Can IBS cause pain in tailbone right above butt?

IBS pain: IBS can cause irritation at any point along the bowel including the lower large intestines and rectum. If you are having your usual IBS symptoms, then the pain you describe is likely related; however, if the pain is persistent and unrelated, you need to be checked out for other pathologies such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulitis etc. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes pain in the tailbone?

coccydynia: Tailbone pain(coocydynia) can occur from trauma or some type of irritation to the tailbone.Try sitting in a 'donut' for a couple of weeks and a trial of nsaids.If pain is not improving see your ors. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the tailbone?

What causes  pain in the tailbone?

See below: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Yes: The rectum when over distended with hard stool pulls on suspensory muscles and ligament that attach to the tail bone or sacrum. Use suppositories (glycerine) to evacuate the rectum. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of pain in my tailbone/pelvis region?

What are the most common causes of pain in my tailbone/pelvis region?

Strain or bruise: Bruised tailbone can be painful for a long time. If pelvic pain persists, you should see your doctor to make sure you don't have a pelvic infection. ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my tailbone, hip bones and knee? They are hurting for 2 months now, no injuries. And what should I do?

Improve posture,, : You likely got this from sitting on a hard surface in a forward slouching position, which would put more weight on these areas. If you sit on less hard surfaces, sleep on a firm but comfortable mattress, and sit up straight when in a chair, etc., it should go away and you very likely won't have it again. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the pain in my tailbone?

What are possible causes of the pain in my tailbone?

Many causes!: Tailbone pain is called coccydynia! there are many causes: trauma; inflammation where the coccyx attaches to the sacrum, as in spondylitis; infection (rare); periostitis, etc. You need to see someone knowledgeable about this type of pain. It can be a doc from several specialties. Good luck! ...Read more