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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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Lump on my tailbone, is that an abscess?

Lump on my tailbone, is that an abscess?

Possibly: Several different possibilities, consider being seen. Among the more common causes is a pilonidal cyst. An exam can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is a solid movable lump by my tailbone cancer? There is a little pit and some hair in that area. It's about 1 cm x 0.5 cm. Maybe smaller. What is it?

Is a solid movable lump by my tailbone cancer? There is a little pit and some hair in that area. It's about 1 cm x 0.5 cm. Maybe smaller. What is it?

Get seen: This is probably a pilonidal sinus. Many people have this. If you're naturally blessed with a lot of body hair, it may become troublesome. Show your physician at your next routine physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized movable lump on my tailbone under my skin. Noticed it about 2 years ago. Not painful or red. Pilonidal cyst? Chordoma?

I have a small pea sized movable lump on my tailbone under my skin. Noticed it about 2 years ago. Not painful or red. Pilonidal cyst? Chordoma?

Neither: Neither of those match that description. I would lean towards lipoma versus a sebaceous cyst, but ultimately it needs to be seen to determine.

I would suggest you see your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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I have a hard painless marble sized lump at the end of my tailbone. It's under the skin, and not a cyst. What could it be?

I have a hard painless marble sized lump at the end of my tailbone. It's under the skin, and not a cyst. What could it be?

See doctor: This lump could be many things. You would do the best by seeing a doctor for exam and possible diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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I need to know if it is possible to feel your tailbone, I have a lump that feels like one, doesn't hurt, nor to sit. Just concerned about this lump.

Yes, but...: In thin individuals, the tailbone can be felt through the skin, but is not as prominent as other bony areas of the lower spine and you may be feeling one of these instead. There are also other lumps and bumps that can occcur in this region outside the tailbone. Lack of pain is a good sign, but if you are concerned, see your physician to examine the area and reassure yourself. ...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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I am experiencing rectal lump and rectal pain. When I lay down I have pain near the tailbone?

I am experiencing rectal lump and rectal pain. When I lay down I have pain near the tailbone?

You may have abscess: You may a pilonidal abscess or a thrombosed hemorrhoid. If the swellinig is at the rectal opening then it could be blood clot in your hemorrhoid or perianal abscess. You may require drainage of the abscess. If your swelling is over your tailbone it will also need drainage. ...Read more

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A painless, solid, movable lump about the shape of a jelly bean by my tailbone. Size is about 0.5 inches by 0.2 inches. There is a tiny "pit" there.?

A painless, solid, movable lump about the shape of a jelly bean by my tailbone. Size is about 0.5 inches by 0.2 inches. There is a tiny "pit" there.?

Sebaceous cyst?: The small pit you describe makes me think that this is a sebaceous cyst rather than a lipoma. The location however raises the issue of a pilonidal cyst although it is not painful. Either type can become infected and problematic. Best to see a physician to check it out. ...Read more

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My wife has a lump on her coccyx. It feels like it moves a bit sometimes. She previously broke her coccyx. What could this be?

My wife has a lump on her coccyx. It feels like it moves a bit sometimes. She previously broke her coccyx. What could this be?

Possibly a lipoma: It could be a lipoma, especially if it is movable and has a rubbery consistency. Has it grown over time? How long ago was the injury? ...Read more

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I have 3 hard lumps on coccyx. No injuries. Pain when sitting or laying on back. Also hemorrhoids. What type of dr should I see?

SeeColorectalsurgeon: I would suggest one of the young colorectal surgeons at lutheran in fort wayne: drs. Nadine floyd, chas. Morrison or josh wallet - they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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I noticed a small lump under the skin near my anus, between the anus and my tailbone. It's painless and I only notice it when I squat down.

I noticed a small lump under the skin near my anus, between the anus and my tailbone. It's painless and I only notice it when I squat down.

Lump near anus: If it is at the very base of your spine it MAY be a pilonidal cyst. It MAY be another type of cyst or something else. You have the courage w/in you to see your doc and get it taken care of. Then you will have peace of mind. Please do so. Peace and good health. ...Read more