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Ongoing bowel and rectal problems due to occult spina bifida near coccyx?

Ongoing bowel and rectal problems due to occult spina bifida near coccyx?

Doubtful: Spina bifida occulta is usually just a failure of the arch of the most inferior vertebrae to form fully. It is almost never associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction. That being said, if you are suspicious with persistent symptoms, see your family md for evaluation and possibly an MRI to rule this out. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tailbone Disorders (Definition)

Tailbone disorders = coccyx condition such as cysts, tumors, infections, bruises, pulled ligaments or ...Read more


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Anal fisure cause tail bone pain?

Anal fisure cause tail bone pain?

No: An anal fissure should not cause tail bone pain unless there is communicating tunneling or an active infectious process going on arising from the fissure. This is a more serious situation and if you feel the two are related, then you need to have it checked by your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause tail bone pain?

Can hemorrhoids  cause tail bone pain?

Yes: Hemorrhoids can cause specific pain just around the anus, or it can be more generalized in that area. Your body may feel this is pain around the tail bone. Some other conditions, like abscesses, can occur in this area that cause similar pain. If in doubt, have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Tail bone pain no injury?

Tail bone pain no injury?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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Need coccyx pain relief. Have an occult spina bifida down low and fell?

Need coccyx pain relief. Have an occult spina bifida down low and fell?

May be a break: Fractures of the coccyx can be painful particularly with sitting. May have nothing to do w the occulta. Get an x ray to be sure but if a fx can sit on a donut shaped pillow for relief. ...Read more

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Can an anal fissure cause tailbone and hip pain?

Can an anal fissure cause tailbone and hip pain?

tailbone, not hip: It can cause pain in the area of the coccyx (tailbone) but not true hip pain. ...Read more

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How to deal with tailbone bone spur pain?

Coccydynia: Tail bone pain (coccydynia) can be quite painful and definitely interrupt your life. Sitting, having a bowel movement, sex for women may all be effected. There is not much treatment for this condition. It usually resolves on its own but may take months. Sitting on a pillow or cushion, avoiding constipation can mitigate symptoms. There is a surgery ( removal of coccyx) but almost never needed. ...Read more

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Excruciating coccyx pain after a fall, what's wrong?

Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks, ice first, later on possibly heat, and medications. ...Read more

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Would sacral iliac and ala injections cure coccyx pain?

Would sacral iliac and ala injections cure coccyx pain?

Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more

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Iliopsoas syndrome , low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve , pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Iliopsoas syndrome , low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve , pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Consider these: http://www.merckmedicus.com/patient-handouts/hip-flexor-strain-exercises also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if you are not allergic nor have kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, or diabetic (ask for personal doctors' advice). ...Read more

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21-Female Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?

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Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?

Varies : Are you saying you do have a sacral chording? If so, that is your answer. A much more common cause is known as coccydynia, which literally means pain from the tailbone. I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can cyst in s2 (racepinephrine) cause coccyx pain?

Can cyst in s2 (racepinephrine) cause coccyx pain?

Unlikely: Coccyx pain is lower & pinpoint on a rectal exam. The cyst may refer pain lower than it's located tho. See a spine surgeon 4 exam & imaging. A mr will aide in the dx, but most sacral cysts r benign, and have been there 4 some time. ...Read more

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Can coccyx pain be from recliner chair?

Not Probable: But possible ... If spending a long time in recliner causing dependent edema in the sacral-coccygeal area. But if manipulating coccyx directly is painful then the recliner as not the cause. ...Read more

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Can spina bifida occulta lead to tailbone pain problems in adults?

No: Spina bifida occulta by itself is an asymptomatic condition. However co-existence of other spinal anomalies can lead to back pain. ...Read more

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What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

Few things: Few things like previous trauma, severe constipation or tumors, so if it persists go get it checked. ...Read more

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Severe lower spine pain near tailbone, what is wrong?

Severe lower spine pain near tailbone, what is wrong?

Cannot say: You really need to see a doctor for this. I do not have enough information to be able to give you a reasonable answer. Sorry. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more