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4 weeks pregnant and my tailbone and both sides of my pelvic area is sore?

4 weeks pregnant and my tailbone and both sides of my pelvic area is sore?

Not uncommon: I would let your obstetrician know, but this is not uncommon. Pregnancy is associated with a tremendous change in hormone levels throughout the body. One of the musculoskeletal manifestations of this is a general increase in laxity in the joints of the pelvis, possibly in preparation for birthing process. As a result, pregnancy can cause increased pain around the SI joints, the pubis and back. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hello why I got hurt little my left belly during I am pregnancy. I'm 4 weeks pregnant. Is it normal.? .Please let me know. Thanks!!

Hello why I got hurt little my left belly during I am pregnancy. I'm 4 weeks pregnant. Is it normal.? .Please let me know. Thanks!!

Shouldn't hurt: Hi! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Generally at 4 wks you should not be having any pain due to the pregnancy, but you might have pain/morning sickness or indigestion. I would make sure you call your OB to let him/her know your symptoms in case you need to be seen. Also, do NOT to take any medicine, herbs, over the counter products until you've asked your Dr or the pharmacist if it is safe! ...Read more

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I am about 4 weeks pregnant and I have horrible back pain, it hurts really bad! Is it normal I recently had a miscarriage in dec so the back pain scares me

I am about 4 weeks pregnant and I have horrible back pain, it hurts really bad! Is it normal I recently had a miscarriage in dec so the back pain scares me

Without: Without examining you, it's hard to say whether your back pain is ok or not. Since you are pregnant and because you've had a recent miscarriage, the safest thing for you to do is to call your ob/gyn doctor as soon as possible. Your pain may or may not be related to your pregnancy, but you should have it checked out either way. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm about 3-4 weeks pregnant, will eating a small bag of flaming hot cheetos hurt the baby?

I'm about 3-4 weeks pregnant, will eating a small bag of flaming hot cheetos hurt the baby?

Put flame out 1st...: Just kidding. There isn't any harm in eating this food while pregnant.

However, pregnancy is an excellent time to learn about how to eat better, overall. For you and the baby.

Start by eating real food (and not junk like this. Lots of fruits and veggies and quality meats, dairy, and eggs.

Real food. Good balance. Healthy mom. Healthy baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cramping is not unbearable but sometimes it does hurt more then the other times I'm 4 weeks pregnant can anyone help me?

Cramping is not unbearable but sometimes it does hurt more then the other times I'm 4 weeks pregnant can anyone help me?

Crampine w/ preg: Do you have medical care available. Please call your doctor or OB for advice with your pregnancy. The cramps may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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I'm 15+4 weeks pregnant. My 2yr old has been sick so I have to carry her a lot and she sometimes kicks my belly unintentionally. Can it hurt baby?

I'm 15+4 weeks pregnant. My 2yr old has been sick so I have to carry her a lot and she sometimes kicks my belly unintentionally. Can it hurt baby?

No: The baby is in several shock-absorbing layers of fluid, fat and muscle and is well protected. Take good care of your 2 year old. Baby will be fine, short of her older sibling wearing soccer cleats. ...Read more

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Would your stomach and breasts hurt just being 2-4 weeks pregnant I'm not sure if I am and scared to even buy a pregnancy test!

Would your stomach and breasts hurt just being 2-4 weeks pregnant I'm not sure if I am and scared to even buy a pregnancy test!

Yes: Please do the test asap and see your doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. See this site for other signs of pregnancy.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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I have a bump and my tailbone hurts really bad. What do you recommend?

I have a bump and my tailbone hurts really bad. What do you recommend?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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I'm temporarily in a wheelchair and right below my tailbone hurts. Could this be sciatic nerve?

I'm temporarily in a wheelchair and right below my tailbone hurts. Could this be sciatic nerve?

Not likely.: More likely a pressure lesion from sitting more than usual; can lead to a coccygeal decubitus ulcer, which is serious.
Get this examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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My tailbone hurts for almost 3 weeks now. If my chiropractor adjusts my hips will it help?

My tailbone hurts for almost 3 weeks now. If my chiropractor adjusts my hips will it help?

No: Except for placebo type effect. Just as adjusting the fit on someone pants has nothing to do with fixing someones oversized shirt/blouse. You hips are not your tailbone. So make sure you are getting treatment for the actual source of discomfort. Ask questions, and make sure you get explanations that make sense. ...Read more

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The leftside of my tailbone hurts, its uncomfortable to lay on my back, it causes a popping that triggers a sharp pain. It hurts to walk?

The leftside of my tailbone hurts, its uncomfortable to lay on my back, it causes a popping that triggers a sharp pain. It hurts to walk?

Sacroiliac joint: Could be a sacroiliac joint problem or referred pan from a low back problem. Have an evaluation to make a DX for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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My tailbone hurts, I don't remember anything that could of possibly hurt it. When I touch it with my finger I can feel it moving, what's wrong?

My tailbone hurts, I don't remember anything that could of possibly hurt it. When I touch it with my finger I can feel it moving, what's wrong?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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My tailbone hurts when I move a certain way! I lift my 8 yr old into his wheelchair and carry 6 month old in a car seat? Could it be from lifting?

My tailbone hurts when I move a certain way! I lift my 8 yr old into his wheelchair and carry 6 month old in a car seat? Could it be from lifting?

Yes: You have a 6 month old baby, which can be a lot of lifting, clumsy postures with the car seat, and loss of sleep. You also have a child who is older and heavier, who needs lifting. It must be difficult to find the time to care for your back (walk, stretch and strengthen) if your babies were born by cesarean section, you may need a corset to protect your back. Seek physical therapy for you! ...Read more

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Hy 2 days ago I fell in and now my tailbone hurts. There is no bruising at all but it hurts every time I walk sit or just lay in bed. Is this normal?

Hy 2 days ago I fell in and now my tailbone hurts. There is no bruising at all but it hurts every time I walk sit or just lay in bed. Is this normal?

Yes: When you fall on the bottom, you can cause various injuries to the ligaments attached to the tailbone. In rare instances, you can also break the bone. For the vast majority of patients, the pain goes away with time, sitting on a pillow, and if you do not have a history of ulcers, the use of otc medications. If the pain does not subside within a week, , consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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My wife was just diagnosed with spina bifida occulata (age 23). They said it's mild. Her tailbone hurts. What's the treatment for something like this?

My wife was just diagnosed with spina bifida occulata (age 23). They said it's mild. Her tailbone hurts. What's the treatment for something like this?

Usually nerve block: Condition occurs in 10% of population and is not serious, should be treated conservatively, usually nerve block injections. ...Read more

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My wife was just diagnosed with spina bifida occulata (age 23). They said it's mild. Her tailbone hurts. What's the treatment for something like this?

PT: The spina bifida occulta, may or may not be related to her symptoms. It most likely is an incidental finding and unrelated. Tailbone pain (coccygodynia) is treated with pt, exercise and nsaids (ibuprofen etc). It is usually self limited. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tailbone hurts and I don't know why?

See your doctor: Various reasons why this can hurt. Get evaluated. For some, getting a u-shaped sitting pillow, or a donut pillow to sit on is a very helpful way to off-load the coccyx (tailbone) as it heals. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tailbone hurts! (easy 10 points)?

What do you suggest if my tailbone hurts! (easy 10 points)?

Tailbone pain: Tailbone pain is frequently caused by degenerated lumbar discs. Other causes include hemorrhoids, a fracture of the sacrum (usually occurs after a fall and there is significant osteoporosis) and sacroiliac joint inflammation. An MRI of the lumbar spine and pelvis can help identify the source of pain. A spine specialist can help you treat the pain. ...Read more

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Tailbone hurts randomly every couple months. What can I do?

Tailbone hurts randomly every couple months. What can I do?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Tailbone hurts 9 months after injury, what's wrong, should I go see a doctor?

Tailbone hurts 9 months after injury, what's wrong, should I go see a doctor?

Tailbone: A tailbone injury usually heals quite quickly, if still present after 9 months I would see either an orthopedic or neurosurgical specialist for further evaluation. You might have a fracture that has not healed and may need some further treatment. ...Read more

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Strained muscles in lower back, tailbone hurts when sitting?

Strained muscles in lower back, tailbone hurts when sitting?

Tailbone pain: Sometimes a muscle strain can affect the lower part of the muscle insertion, close to the tailbone or sacrum and coccyx (truly the end of the spine). Sometimes its more referred pain from muscle spasm, and some nerve irritation that can lead to tailbone pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tailbone hurts and is red around it, but you're not sure if it's the bone or the skin? What causes it?

What does it mean when your tailbone hurts and is red around it, but you're not sure if it's the bone or the skin? What causes it?

Pilonidal cyst: Unless you have a herpes outbreak, diabetes with excessive tissue breakdown (decubitus ulcer) the most likely diagnosis is a pilonidal cyst which may be caused by an ingrown hair, excessive sweating, an inborn "dimple" that gets infected. Treatment may be excision, antibiotics, or a new "fibrin" glue. Check with a local g.P or internist. ...Read more

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Can you develop tailbone pain a year after giving birth? Tailbone hurts even to the tough. Had MRI and it looks fine. No falls. Very painful.

Coccydynia: Coccydynia is a medical term meaning pain in the coccyx or tailbone area, usually caused by by an injury, but it may occur seemingly spontaneously. There are many causes of tailbone pain that can mimic coccydynia, including sciatica, infection (including shingles), pilonidal cysts, sacroiliitis, and fractured bone (broken tailbone or tailbone fracture). Probably not due to birth from a year ago. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower back around the tailbone. Hurts when I arch my back. Also have some pain on the sides of my ribs. Help?

Pain in my lower back around the tailbone. Hurts when I arch my back. Also have some pain on the sides of my ribs. Help?

Tailbone?: The actual tailbone is lower than the top of the "crack" of you buttock. What you are describing and considering your age, sounds though your are having either paraspinal muscle spasm or psoas muscule spasm. Google those muscles and see what you think. ...Read more

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I am still in high school and my tailbone hurts when I sit and stand. I do sit alot, but that is because I attend school. Should I visit my doctor?

I am still in high school and my tailbone hurts when I sit and stand. I do sit alot, but that is because I attend school. Should I visit my doctor?

Coccyx pain: Tail bone pain is most commonly associated with sitting a lot, not so common when standing thought that can happen. I would suggest seeing your pediatrician for a recommendation for an over the counter medication to help you out. ...Read more

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I lost a lot of weight and now my tailbone hurts when sitting. I use the wedge pillow, my dr says just take an advil (ibuprofen)? It has been like this for a year

I lost a lot of weight and now my tailbone hurts when sitting. I use the wedge pillow, my dr says just take an advil (ibuprofen)? It has been like this for a year

Let me help you: Patients with coccydynia are advised to use a well-padded seat when sitting or air donut and avoid long periodsof setting, keep bowel soft, use sits bath every day, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely the problem require surgery. ...Read more

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Lower chronic back pain that reduces the ability of walking, sitting and moving in general, im 18 and don't exercise 198lbs 5'6 ft, tailbone hurts too?

Lower chronic back pain that reduces the ability of walking, sitting and moving in general, im 18 and don't exercise 198lbs 5'6 ft, tailbone hurts too?

See your doctor: You need to be evaluated for the symptoms noted, and as well, you need to lose weight and exercise to strengthen your back muscles, you're still so young for those problems, good luck ...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