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Causes Of Coccygeal Pain
No : Dorsal dermal sinuses are relatively common lesions that frequently come to neurosurgical attention. They do not seem to be associated with significant risk of spinal cord and intra-spinal anomalies. Simple intergluteal dorsal dermal sinuses without other cutaneous findings do not require radiographic or surgical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I had coccygeal nerve block 5days ago. I have had bad pain following. How long for it to subside. My husband and I leave on motorcycle trip next week.
Hard to say: Many times if you have post procedure pain it can last a few days up to 1-2 weeks. If you are not feeling better, ask your doctor if they might give you something for this pain for the next few days while on your trip. ...Read more
I have coccygeal pain when I sit down. I've been having constipation on and off. No bruises or hx of trauma. What could it be and what to do?
L2-3 post.2-3mm disc protrusion effacing thecal sac, marrow edema post. endplate of L3, facet asym. at L4-5 & elev. marrow within 3 coccygeal sublux?
Symptoms guide tx: Symptoms guide treatment. Sounds like injections maybe worth a try. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at l-5 s-1 with an annular fissure sacroillitis in both si joints and coccyx pain. I have had this pain for over a year have had a surgery to remove a pillion ideal cyst which wasn't there.Have had 3 injections including a coccygea
These : These can be difficult problems to fix and often poorly respond to treatment including surgery. Patients that have failed conservative treatment you may consider the following options: 1. L5-s1 disk with annular tissue - recommend discogram to determine if this is the cause of the pain followed by either endoscopic discectomy or fusion surgery. Please see my health guides on endoscopic disk surgery. 2. Si joint pain - consideration for si joint fusion. 3.Coccyx pain - if pain is related to prior fracture sometimes surgical removal of the coccyx may give pain relief i would recommend seeing spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Hi. Yes, weight gain can cause elevated SGPT (aka ALT) in the neighborhood of 75. It is not uncommon for type 2 diabetics to have elevated SGPT due to fatty liver. However, many things can cause an elevated SGPT. You might want to talk with your doctor about your elevated SGPT and run tests as appropriate. High SGPT due to weight gain seldom causes severe liver problems, but other causes may. ...Read more
Not likely: Lactic acidosis is not so much a cause of pain, but more a marker of poor perfusion, starvation, or other metabolic derangement. If we are still talking about the same patient as in the previous questions, low blood pressures and increased metabolic stress from critical illness can most definitely cause an increase in lactate levels. ...Read more