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Spontaneously ruptured a anal abscess 12 days ago...I now have low back pain with a large lump near tailbone..Can this be related.

Spontaneously ruptured a anal abscess 12 days ago...I now have low back pain with a large lump near tailbone..Can this be related.

Yes: Maybe what opened & drained was a pilonidal abscess near the tailbone. Need to see a doctor. Need proper treatment and examination to be sure abscess is fully drained. Need proper antibiotics. Do not let the infection spread or get worse. ...Read more

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Coccyx (Definition)

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


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Should i be worried about this lump near my tailbone?

No : No, i would not be worried, but i would encourage you to be seen. An exam can usually determine the diagnosis and based upon that, treatment options given. Thank you. ...Read more

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Tailbone pain left side lump feeling/tightness in back of thigh with occasional pain and lump near hamstring what can be the cause? Had baby12weeksago

Tailbone pain left side lump feeling/tightness in back of thigh with occasional pain and lump near hamstring what can be the cause? Had baby12weeksago

Rule out blood clot: Back pain is common after pregnancy with usual causes like sciatica, herniated discs, pyriformis syndrome. but a lump may also be a superficial or deep blood clot. Please see your doctor asap as clots are common after pregnancy ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a small ball like lump in the back of thigh under buttocks near groin? Also have Tailbone pain not sure related

What could be the cause of a small ball like lump in the back of thigh under buttocks near groin? Also have Tailbone pain not sure related

Unknown mass: It's hard to give you an exact answer based off of your description. Any mass should honestly be evaluated in person by your local physician. The chances that this would be anything malignant are very low but it is our responsibility as physicians to rule out anything that could be harmful. ...Read more

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How to treat a hard lump on tailbone?

Be seen: There are a number of potential causes and i would encourage you to be seen. An exam can usually determine the diagnosis, and then treatment options given. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is there a lymph node to the right of my tailbone? I have a rather hard lump, that is painless, no other symptoms, after going camping a week ago.

Is there a lymph node to the right of my tailbone?  I have a rather hard lump, that is painless, no other symptoms, after going camping a week ago.

Not a lymph node: Their are generally no major lymph nodes in the area you describe. See your primarily care doctor for a possible referral to a dermatologist ...Read more

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