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Soft bump hurts to sit mostly started a week ago. Upper glute/Coccyx area. Feels like a bruise. 3" round no color?
Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unload the area: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx, such as using a pillow with a cutout (donut) can be helpful. Decreasing your activity and using antiinflammatories will also help decrease the pain. Have an evaluation if the pain persists. ...Read more
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