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Tailbone Disorders Bones
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Cushions: The first step is to just avoid putting pressure on the coccyx, such as by using cushions, and avoiding sitting on hard surfaces. Typically there is no intervention for this other than symptomatic management. In rare cases, certain types of injections can be done by a pain management specialist. Even rarer, surgeons can remove the tip of the coccyx, but that procedure is not the most successful. ...Read more
Heal ? Prob not: Most r due 2 a fall on ur butt. The fracture displaces the coccyx inward. We all sit have bms which pushes or try's 2 so it is constantly being moved. Not good way to heal a fx. So u end up with a painful nonunion . More inward deformity more painful. They r rx with nsaids , donuts etc results r +/- & many need resection. I = 45 excisions all better fast no returns & all happy. Pik surg, expert. ...Read more
Injury: The majority of patients i see with coccydynia, have developed it after an injury. A hard fall on the butt is usually what happened. ...Read more
6 weeks: While it takes 6 weeks for healing of the bone injury, most people have pain for longer. This is a very sensitive area. Pain for 3-6 months is not uncommon. Using the donut pillow really helps. ...Read more
My mid back bone has hurt for years as well as my tailbone hurwhen i sit on my butt for longer than 20-30 min?
See your doc: Lumbar pain and coccyx pain is not normal. You need evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more
Normal tailbone xray 2 years ago after falling. Now having pain for past 4 months in tailbone feels like hard bone on it. Should I be worried?
Not worried as it's-: -not a serious condition that will kill U. But it can B quite a problem. There R cushions 2 keep pressure off the tail bone while sitting or driving. Also OTC-NSAIDS if U R able 2 take them. If it's does not help, injections @ a pain clinic is an option. & last resort is 2 have it excised. I have done about 20 resections & everyone is happy. There's some risk involved, so seek out a surg. +exprinc ...Read more
Colonscopy a couple days ago.. Now for some reason my butt bone hurts or tailbone should I say.. When i bend over ir when i sit down sometimes.. Hurt?
Coccydynia: Tail bone pain (coccydynia) can be quite painful and definitely interrupt your life. Sitting, having a bowel movement, sex for women may all be effected. There is not much treatment for this condition. It usually resolves on its own but may take months. Sitting on a pillow or cushion, avoiding constipation can mitigate symptoms. There is a surgery ( removal of coccyx) but almost never needed. ...Read more
Born with or injury.: This may have been congenital since it is sticking outward. More common is 1 that tips or angles inward, usually made painful from an injury. If it very symptomatic u should c an ortho surg and b evaluated. The only way to correct this deformity is excision. ...Read more
Several treatments: Coccyx pain is mainly treated with ice, antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen, and to take pressure off the coccyx by using a donut shaped cushion... These can be purchased from a drug store or medical supply store. Injections around the coccyx can also be done if the above do not work and surgery to remove the coccyx is an absolute last resort. ...Read more
What does it mean when your tailbone hurts and is red around it, but you're not sure if it's the bone or the skin? What causes it?
Pilonidal cyst: Unless you have a herpes outbreak, diabetes with excessive tissue breakdown (decubitus ulcer) the most likely diagnosis is a pilonidal cyst which may be caused by an ingrown hair, excessive sweating, an inborn "dimple" that gets infected. Treatment may be excision, antibiotics, or a new "fibrin" glue. Check with a local g.P or internist. ...Read more
My tailbone sticks out a lot at the top. You can almost see it through my clothes. Don't think it's a cyst because it's hard like bone. Why?
Some do stick up: Most look like the picture. Ur's is an uppy. This seems like a cosmetic problem, not 1 of pain. If u c someone I am sure u r having pain, & if so, insurance will cover symptomatic coccyx excision which in good hands is very easy & successful. I have excised about 20-25. No complications & all were happy and no one returned with any complaints. Seek an experienced surgeon who has done it b4. ...Read more
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.
I had pain in my tailbone for 3 months. At the very tip of my tailbone, i'm able to move a small "bone like thing" with my fingers. What's wrong?
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