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6 months post part um and still have pain in my tail bone area. Worse after exercisewhat should I do?

6 months post part um and still have pain in my tail bone area. Worse after exercisewhat should I do?

Wait it out: You may have a fractured or bruised coccyx. If there is a fracture, an xray will likely tell you. These symptoms tend to go away over time, but it can take a while. In rare cases orthopedists can treat this pain by resecting (removing) the coccyx, which is usually successful. This is rarely required, however, and this pain will typically improve in time. ...Read more

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I have had tail bone pain for years now, getting worse. Long flight coming up. What should I order for seat?

I have had tail bone pain for years now, getting worse. Long flight coming up. What should I order for seat?

Take an Air dount: There is a joint in the middle of the pubic bone some time get inflamed. With you and set on, it will suspend the coccyex and get red of the pressures and hopefully relief the pain. ...Read more

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Pain in my tail bone appeared over night but is getting worse as the day goes on. Especially hurts when getting up/walking but also hurts to sit now?

Pain in my tail bone appeared over night but is getting worse as the day goes on. Especially hurts when getting up/walking but also hurts to sit now?

Coccydynia: There is a medical condition known as Coccydynia that refers to pain coming from the tail bone (coccyx) itself, there are also other things in that area that can cause pain such as a polo ideal cyst, for example. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My lower back down to my tail bone are sore almost evetyday. I have fallen pretty bad a few times which may have made it worse. What to do?

My lower back down to my tail bone are sore almost evetyday. I have fallen pretty bad a few times which may have made it worse. What to do?

Get an X ray: Since you have injured or fallen few times and its hurting you i suggest you get an x-rays at least. Start to take aleve (naproxen) twice a day. Most common is soft tissue damage at your age 18, but you may have other underlying pathology which needs to be resolved or ruled out. If you ignore yourself at this age you may pay the price later. ...Read more

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I have a very sore back from the middle down to my tail bone, worse at night. I also have m.S., would this have a lot to do with it being sore?

I have a very sore back from the middle down to my tail bone, worse at night. I also have m.S., would this have a lot to do with it being sore?

Back pain; MS: There is much muscle spasticity associated with ms. Sometimes moist heat can help slightly, but your neurologist can prescribe muscle relaxers of varying strengths according to the degree of spasm you have. For sever spasms, even Botox is being used. Stretching the involved muscles can help as can therapeutic massage. ...Read more

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Severe tail bone pain and now giant lump appears? Cancer? Injury? I fell down the stairs 4 days ago and hurt my tailbone pretty bad. The pain was very intense (7) but manageable. Now the pain is severe (10) worse than labor! a lump the size of an egg has

It's : It's possible to fracture your tailbone with a fall. That could cause a bump or bulge, generally followed by a lot of bruising. The picture you sent looks less like the kind of swelling you would get after trauma and more like an area of infection. Could you have broken the skin when you fell? Any chance this lump was there before your fall but that you didn't notice it until the fall? Given the severity of your symptoms, you should definitely see a doctor. You may need x-rays or a ct scan of your pelvis. In addition, if the lump is infected, you may need a procedure called I&D to get rid it. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my tail-bone isjust bruised or if I have a hair line fracture or worse?

How do I tell if my tail-bone isjust bruised or if I have a hair line fracture or worse?

Pain and CAT Scan: Pain over the area which was before the injury, x-ray for the area, if that was not conclusive i recommend cat scan. ...Read more

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Severe pain left side of tail bone area. Hurts worse to have bowl movement, to bend or lift my left leg. Doctors see nothing on MRI. What could it be?

Tailbone: Make sure your MRI imaged the coccyx. Most MRI's image the lumbar area or sacrum, not the coccyx. Xrays sometimes help. Coccydynia from a fall can cause pain that lasts for months. The treatment is almost always non-surgical. A sitting donut may help keep pressure off the coccyx. ...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