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What is the definition or description of: Tailbone disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Tailbone disorders?

Tailbone disorders: Tailbone disorders = coccyx condition such as cysts, tumors, infections, bruises, pulled ligaments or pain. Fracture is rare. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have pain in my coccyx (lower tail bone)?

What to do if I have pain in my coccyx (lower tail bone)?

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

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Will a broken coccyx bone ever be healed?

Will a broken coccyx bone ever be healed?

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

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What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

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

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On average, how long will a broken coccyx bone take to heal?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Curious.: There is no torsion or pressure on your coccyx during this exam. Call the doctor's office (that did the endoscopy). They may be able to provide a answer, but the complaint is not common from patients I have sent, nor in my personal experience. ...Read more

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Could I get tailbone, and butt bone pains from IBS??

Could I get tailbone, and butt bone pains from IBS??

Yes if constipated: constipation can result in discomfort in this area. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by alternating constipation and diarrhea. some people tend to have constipation predominant IBS which you may be experiencing ...Read more

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What causes a coxic bone tailbone to hurt?

Let me explain: Coccydynia(painful tail bone) is often caused by an injury, but it may occur seemingly spontaneously. There are many causes of tailbone pain which can mimic coccydynia. ...Read more

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How to deal with tailbone bone spur pain?

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

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How could you tell if you broke your coccyx bone?

How could you tell if you   broke  your coccyx bone?

Coccyx: If you have a broken coccyx, you would generally have pain in the tailbone. However the only way to confirm that it is broken is to obtain imaging. Sometimes it can be visualized on an x-ray but at other times you may require a ct scan. ...Read more

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Why would your coccyx bone stick out a lot and be painfull to sit on?

Why would your coccyx bone stick out a lot and be painfull to sit on?

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

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My wife (24 y) suffers from pain in the coccyx bone in the lower back. She can't sit out since three months and never had any injury in that region.?

Not uncommon: There are a few different treatments for coccyxdynia (pain from the tailbone). Nsaids, therapy, injections or even surgery can be done. You should take her to a local physiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are ways to teat an inflamed coccyx bone?

What are ways to teat an inflamed coccyx bone?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Coccygodynia: Means pain in the coccyx bone, could be a result of sudden or chronic trauma leading to fracture of this small bone or ligament pain. See a pain doctor for treatment options. These hurt for a long time if untreated. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Tailbone Disorders (Definition)

Tailbone disorders = coccyx condition such as cysts, tumors, infections, bruises, pulled ligaments or ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

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