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Does Cancer Spread To The Tailbone
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I have pain in my tailbone, it's been about 3 weeks now. The pain is annoying but not unbearable. Could it be cancer?
Yes: By the nature of chordomas being involved in the spinal cord or canal, they are capable of pushing in nerve roots and even spinal cord both of which can cause severe pain or weakness. There are other causes of such pain, but chordomas can cause it as well. Should check with your neurosurgeon or neurologist. ...Read more
Not likely.: Ovarian cancer is a disease that can be asymptomatic, and/or show nonspecific findings, like increased abdominal girth/size. Other tests must be done to be sure. The three tests done are transvaginal ultrasound, physical exam of the pelvis, and a ca-125+/- other markers blood test. Tailbone pain is more likely to be from sitting for a long time and/or injury. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No tumor: Painful coccyx is known as coccydynia. Treatments for coccydynia are usually noninvasive and local. The first line of treatment typically includes: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs. When this fails local infiltration with kenalog (triamcinolone) 40 is usually effective. ...Read more
Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone. ...Read more
F. 21. W/ health anxiety. I've been having tailbone pain since the beginning of December. Some days it hurts more than others to sitScared of cancer. ?
Tailbone pain: Did you land on your tailbone in Dec or did symptoms just start out of the blue? What have you used to treat the symptoms? If trauma related, then x-ray would help with knowing if fracture exists. These heal without surgery but can be a beast while they heal! Do you have a family history of bone cancer? If not, then think about trying pelvic floor PT tx to help your symptoms and topical meds. ...Read more
Not likely: Tailbone pain is very common and NOT considered an independent symptom of cancer. If associated with swelling, fever and chills this is consistent with a Pilonidal infection. There are some very rare tumors that can grow in that area related to the spine and the pelvic cavity. Either way if your discomfort does not resolve with rest, time and ibuprofen you should consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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