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Causes Of Swollen Coccyx
Injury: The majority of patients i see with coccydynia, have developed it after an injury. A hard fall on the butt is usually what happened. ...Read more
Everytime I ovulate my bowel area feels swollen, it feels near my coccyx, only when I ovulate. What could this be?
I have a broken coccyx & bruised ribs. My stomach under my ribs is now swollen. Is this normal. It is 3wks since i slipped in the shower.
Coccygodynia: Coccygodynia refers to pain in the coccyx, with sharp or achy discomfort radiating into the rectal area or buttocks. Organic coccygodynia is caused by traumatic arthritis due to coccyx dislocation or fracture (from injury or childbirth). Prolonged sitting contributes to functional coccygodynia. There are of course many other causes of rectal pain (covered in earlier Healthtap answers). ...Read more
Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more
Im fit and healthy with a good diet and regular exercise. Had constant excrutiating pain in my lower back/coccyx for past year. What could be cause?
Lumbar Pain: You can be physically fit and have serious back pain. It can be due to anatomic problems, and can also be due to a work-out program that needs to be corrected. The best advice is to seek out a medical opinion. You may need x-rays and possibly a mri. A course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more
Old trauma: One of the causes of coccyx pain is previous trauma to the area. Also, bicycle riding, particularly spinning where there is a lot of banging into the seat, can contribute to coccyx pain. Muscle spasm of the pelvic floor can be a cause of coccyx pain. I would start with a visit to the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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