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My tailbone has been hurting for 3 month now, when i go and "rub" my tailbone, i feel something "crack" or move. What might be wrong?
Inflamed tailbone: You are describing inflammation of your tailbone. Consider buying a donut pillow from a medical supply store. This will help unload your tailbone for the next several weeks when you sit. Anti-inflammatory medication with food might help as well. It could take 4-6 weeks to subside. ...Read more
Sometimes, when i sit down, my tailbone hurts a lot, and i feel a little "crack" in it. Is it normal or should I be concerned?
It will get better: Tailbone pain, or coccygodynia, is commonly caused by trauma, and its probably the hardest problem for me to treat personally. It's hard to access the area so there's little to do but that also means that even if there is a fracture or subluxation, usually we recommend patience and activity modification (stand more and use a cushion for sitting). No casts, no injections, maybe an antiinflammatory. ...Read more
I have had a strange annoying feeling in my tailbone for several weeks. It kinda itches. It is at the top of the butt crack and at the 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
Consult your PCP to: Be evaluated to see whether its from the spine or is it something like a pilonidal cyst. For a back issue you may have to see an orthopod/spinal surgeon, while for the p. Cyst a referral to a gen surgeon would be more appropriate. So seeing the pcp would be beneficial to start investigations/referrals. Meanwhile take some pain meds. Good luck. ...Read more
Im in alot of pain i have a deformed tailbone a crack in my vertabre and i have degeneration disease of my disks How can i get pain Relief?
I sat up from bed and i heard a pop near my tailbone. Ever since, when i lie on my back, the bone at the top of my butt crack pokes the floor.
Xray: Though there may not be any treatment (casting) or surgery for it that is the only way to know if it is broken. ...Read more
I did something to my tailbone yesterday and now it really hurts. It's either broken, cracked or is bruised. Should i put ice or heat on it?
At the tip of my butt crack/ end of my tailbone it stings almost like a stabbing. I haven't done anything to it. And im unsure what it could be?
Pilonidal cyst: A possibility is a pilonidal cyst, which is tissue that is present since birth and then can become inflammed or infected. This is thought to be a tract of hair tissue that did not properly develop. This needs to be treated surgically. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?
Cyst v Infection: That location is very common for a pilonidal cyst, though an abscess (infection with pus) is also possible. If it's causing so much pain that you can't function, haves fever or notice it getting bigger, go to an ER. However, if it is a pilonidal cyst, it's best managed by a surgeon. ...Read more
For 1 week now i found a very painful cyst like lump inside the backside near the tailbone (crack!) not a spot as its inside dr medcine NT workn HELP ?
See Doctor: What you describe sounds like an infected cyst under the skin - you need to see a surgeon to consider removal of the cyst. ...Read more
My joints crack a lot for an ex. Sometimes I have my legs apart while lying down and when i put them together the joints near my tailbone crack?
I am a 32 year old female. Have low back pain that goes from about tailbone/above butt crack and into my left hip. Is fine in am, gets worse as day go?
I have a lump on my bum crack, where the tailbone ends. Sometimes it leaks blood and pus. It is sore and itchy most of the time.
Here are some...: What you described may represent the occurrence of pilonidal sinus with infection. To verify such, go to see a doc. Before going, perusing the article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html would help you how to prepare the information for the doc's review. Best wish to your health... ...Read more
Recurring 3-8 months itchy bump butt crack/tailbone when wipe to keep dry painful,use hydrocortisone/lotrimin 2-4 week gone but returns what could be?
Hard to say: Your cream contains both a cortisone (which nonspecifically suppresses inflammation even from an infection) and an anti-fungal. Thus it is hard to tell as to which ingredient had worked for you. If this problem keeps on returning, it'd be wise to ask your doctor to check this out for you. ...Read more
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