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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Sitting positions: or a hard mattress are things to consider. Try to not "slouch" while sitting and try sleeping on side if possible to see if these help. Also car seats are often a problem because they have a more reclined position. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Coccyx (Definition)

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


Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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2 weeks ago i fell ice, 4 days later i got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

2 weeks ago i fell ice, 4 days later i got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

Let me explian: Most likely not but take care them early before they cause more problems. Ask your doctor to take x-ray on the tail bone to see if it is broken. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

Inflammation: This could be due to localized inflammation, or an underlying problem with the bone (i.e. fracture, instability). You could try some anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and ice/heat and topical treatments such as aspercreme or capsaicin cream. See a physician if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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What can cause someone to wake up with a sore coccyx?

What can cause someone to wake up with a sore coccyx?

Coccyx pain: One possible cause may be injury. Falls or direct trauma to the area may result in a coccyx fracture which is painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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What are the causes of lower back/tailbone aching pain?

What are the causes of lower back/tailbone aching pain?

Could be sacroiliac: Joint dysfunction or coccyx injury. Sacroiliac joint is the largest joint in your spine and hurts in people with pelvic imbalance. Happens in people who sit improperly for long time. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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How can I heal tailbone soreness?

How can I heal tailbone soreness?

Protect: This takes time. Sit on a doughnut all the time, or stand. Have you had an xr or been evaluated by an orthopedist? If not this is the place to start. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Can an extremely sore tailbone be a sign of illness?

Can an extremely sore tailbone be a sign of illness?

Get checked: Sometimes it just happens. Sometimes it follows trauma. Rarely it is caused by tumors and other serious problems. See your primary doctor, especially if it worsens or does not improve. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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