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What to expect from a coccygectomy?

What to expect from a coccygectomy?

Cure: I was the designated excisor for our area by default. I had an interest in it anddid about 45 procedures. If the correct diagnosis is made thru x-ray and exam, most specificaly a rectal exam that 100% reproduces symptoms, people were better in recovery rm & for sure by next day. Must be done with care as the rectum is mm away from surg site and inexperienced surg may perforate the rectum. Cure100%. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a coccygectomy?

What to do if I have a coccygectomy?

It is a vestigial: structure, like your wisdom teeth. The coccyx is vestigial tail, and has lost all of its ancestral function in human species. Hence it serves only as attachment point for a couple of muscles/ligaments. When it causes symptoms, it can be managed with offloading u- or donut pillows, injections, nsaids. When these fail, coccygectomy can be a last resort -- typically high infection rate. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a teen to still feel pain after having a coccygectomy?

Is it normal for a teen to still feel pain after having a coccygectomy?

First, it is rare : For anyone to have this procedure and when done for coccygeal pain only the results are unpredictable and not usually a high success rate so the pain can persist even after this surgery. ...Read more

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Had a coccygectomy about 3 months ago, how long will take for the pain to go away. Any recommendations? 40 year old male.

Had a  coccygectomy about 3 months ago, how long will take for the pain to go away. Any recommendations? 40 year old male.

Probably wasnt the c: Aside from tumor surgery removal of the coccyx is a very rarely indicated. Coccydynia or pain at the coccyx can often be treated withtrigger point injections using steroids ...Read more

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Will a doctor suggest a coccygectomy right away due to the length of my pain?

Will a doctor suggest a coccygectomy right away due to the length of my pain?

Let me explain: This surgery is rarely performed, before we use to do it a lot, I would advice to have adequate conservative treatment before I would consider it. Good Luck ...Read more

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I had a coccygectomy. Have painful bone marrow edema (maybe from trauma of the surgery?) there's no infection. What treatments are there for this area

I had a coccygectomy. Have painful bone marrow edema (maybe from trauma of the surgery?) there's no infection. What treatments are there for this area

Coccygectomy probs: Bone marrow edema? The coccyx is gone. It is amputated at the joint with the sacrum. There should not be bone marrow edema from the surgery, and if not present preop, i would be suspicious of infection—sed rate, crp, white count normal? If surgery was years ago, then maybe some remodeling from reaction to stress/pressure. Continue to use a sitting pillow (wedge with triangle cutout, not donut). ...Read more

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I had a coccyxgectomy dec 2011. Im still in pain. Will it get better?

I had a coccyxgectomy dec 2011. Im still in pain. Will it get better?

It should, but...: It depends on whether your pain was truly coccydynia! if so, recovery should have occured by now. It might be something else. I would see someone in rheumatology, physiatry, or a pain specialist to determine why you are still having pain. I have never recommended the procedure you had! ...Read more