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Coccyx pain haven't fell. Started after a colonoscopy. Pain is not everyday. I feel it when I bend over I bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Coccyx pain haven't fell. Started after a colonoscopy. Pain is not everyday. I feel it when I bend over I bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Unfortunately: This will ache for a while. Coccygodynia is difficult to treat. The ligaments may have been stretched during the procedure and sometimes anti inflammatory medications or steroid injection into the area may help. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Tailbone pain not everyday. Usually pain comes when I bend over or while im sitting down. Pain is not everyday thoe. Colonoscopy a couple days ago.

Tailbone pain not everyday. Usually pain comes when I bend over or while im sitting down. Pain is not everyday thoe. Colonoscopy a couple days ago.

Pelvic Pain Excluded: In a female your age an injury and laxity of the sacroiliac joint (sij) needs to be excluded. See an osteopath; one who is interested in sij disorders. Do you have loose joints? Can you stand with locked knees and touch your palms to the floor? Have you had multiple childbirths? Have you had an automobile-caused low back injury or a significant fall onto your buttock from a horse or skiing? ...Read more

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Pain between anus and tailbone. Pain shooting down veins in leg. Short of breath. Rcvd reg colonoscopy, vein and artery scan. No visual sign of cause.

Pain between anus and tailbone. Pain shooting down veins in leg. Short of breath. Rcvd reg colonoscopy, vein and artery scan. No visual sign of cause.

Should questionmuscu: Would also question musculoskeletal. Veins don't conduct pain beauty feel thespian along their course. We would think of irritated never or muscles. It is important to know what makes it better and what makes it worse.
Ask your gastroenterologist what else they think. Also look a nerve pinching of the sacral area. The vein studies will not help. ...Read more

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Does getting pain in your tailbone have anything to do after have a colonoscopy?

Probably not: You are mildly sedated during a colonoscopy and in some circumstance you may have rested on a bone longer than you normally would. That being said, the sedation in colonoscopy is mild and you would likely have been on your side for an extended period (although usually 5 minutes) and not enough to hurt. There really is no technical reason why a tailbone could have been injured in a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain in coccyx area for more than a year since colonoscopy?

Coccyx: I doubt very much that the colonscopy caused this. However, coccyx pain can be treated please see your pain doctor for help. ...Read more

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Pain between tailbone/anus when sitting + constipation months. Colonoscopy reg w/internal hemroids. Scared results wrong. My dad passed of anal cancer.

Sounds like you have: Coccydynia, although this needs to be confirmed by a physical exam. You should seek the help of a Spine Surgeon. The condition can be helped by decreasing any pressure to the tender area, physical therapy, steroid injections, and it still may take months to resolve.
Chronic constipation-treat with regimen of daily fiber, hydration, and a non-stimulant. Discus with the Colonoscopy Doc. Good luck... ...Read more

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Anal pain and stool leakage after BM. Done colonoscopy everything is normal. Few times pain in coccyx during defecation but now it hurts when I sit too?

Hemmorhoids: It sounds like you may be developing hemmorhoids. In most cases of constipation, high fiber diets are excellent at reversing the condition. Consider eating a pound of vegetables per day and also replacing your meats with a cup of beans each day. You'll should help promote a healthy gut microbiome that can heal and thicken the colon wall for permanent releif from your condition. ...Read more

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What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface. Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces. Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications. When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

Conservative/aggress: First, you need a diagnosis: what's causing the pain? Treatment depends on cause as well as other factors. Commonly, it's due to injury. If it's fractured, surgery is an option, though osteopathic docs use more conservative manipulation techniques to re-position the coccyx. Sometimes there is no visible cause for pain. A good osteopathic exam and manual treatment might prove helpful in such a case. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

What can I do about coccyx pain?

Suggestions?: See a pain doc start with physical exam then diagnostic injection avoid and narcotics sit on donut cushion. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my coccyx pain?

Variable: Time. Doughnut seat usually helps if you have to sit for long periods. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more

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What can be the main cause of coccyx pain?

Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe coccyx pain?

Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advisable to see your doctor and be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Coccyx pain --- what can be done to fix it?

Injury?: Conservative care of injury to the coccyx is therapy, manipulation, and injection. Even a severe angle, post fracture, is rarely operated upon. Special pillows and positioning are usually required. This is one instance where low body weight is a problem. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate coccyx pain?

Sits Bath for 15 min: Every day, stool softener, be sure no rectal problems.
Nonsurgical management remains the gold standard treatment for coccydynia consisting of decreased sitting seat cushioning coccygeal massage, stretching, manipulation local injection of steroids or anesthetics and postural adjustments. Those patients who fail these conservative modalities may potentially benefit from surgery. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain along with other symptoms?

Coccyx pain: Not sure what other symptoms. Please resubmit & will be glad to help. ...Read more

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What to do about severe coccyx pain after a fall?

Rest, ice: Falls can cause severe pain, but more often than not, this pain is related to bruising. Less commonly, the coccyx can be broken (fracture), though treatment is similar. Avoid pressure on the area, ice as able, and allow your body to heal itself. Donut hole cushions can be helpful to allow sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more

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How do people get coccyx pain and what's the name?

How do people get coccyx pain and what's the name?

Coccydynia: The name for coccyx pain is coccydynia. Most often from direct trauma, but can occur with exercise or without any specific reason. ...Read more

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Excruciating coccyx pain after a fall, what's wrong?

Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks, ice first, later on possibly heat, and medications. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain after injury 24 years ago?

Avoid hard surfaces: Usually pain subside in few days on its own however here are some tips that may help:avoid constipation, avoid seatind on any hard surface, the use of a cushion when sitting (silicon or inflatable)may help as well as the use of seatbaths. Can olso use ovc medications such as Aleve (naproxen) if you have no contraindications to take it. ...Read more

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What is the usual treamnt for coccyx pain?

What is the usual treamnt for coccyx pain?

Several: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx. Use a pillow with a cut out. Anti-inflammatories. Decreasing/avoid exercise. If pain doesn't improve, see your physician. ...Read more

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Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?

Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Can coccyx pain be from recliner chair?

Not Probable: But possible. .. If spending a long time in recliner causing dependent edema in the sacral-coccygeal area. But if manipulating coccyx directly is painful then the recliner as not the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause coccyx pain with no reason?

Old trauma: One of the causes of coccyx pain is previous trauma to the area. Also, bicycle riding, particularly spinning where there is a lot of banging into the seat, can contribute to coccyx pain. Muscle spasm of the pelvic floor can be a cause of coccyx pain.
I would start with a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

What could cause coccyx pain without trauma?

Few things: Few things like previous trauma, severe constipation or tumors, so if it persists go get it checked. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for coccyx pain (18 years old)?

Coccyx pain: You can try those soft doughnut cushion seats to sit on. Advil (ibuprofen) for pain. Look online for stretching exercises. If not pain, see a chiropractor or osteopathic physician to try and help you. ...Read more

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What can cause severe coccyx pain without injury or trauma?

Trauma: Unrecognized trauma. Arthritis. Pilonidal sinus. Osteomyelitis. Periosteitis. Malignancies of various sorts. See your doctor instead of speculating. Doc will provide a proper exam and course of action to determine the cause and treatment of your problem. ...Read more

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I have severe coccyx pain from sitting on plane. Any remedy?

Doughnut pad: The best and easiest treatment is to use a doughnut pad to relieve pressure on your coccyx. If this fails to relieve your pain, you should be seen for an examination. ...Read more

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I have severe coccyx pain specially if I set. It is severe? Why?

Coccydynia: Coccydynia literally means pain coming from the tailbone and its cause is not known. Because the condition responds exceptionally well to an injection of cortisone directly into the coccyx and because cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, it is felt the condition may be from an inflammation of the coccyx. Consider being seen, thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What cushion is the best for coccyx pain? I saw one in a catalogue like a bike seat.

Let me tell from: Experience the best one is the daunt one which suspend the area. ...Read more

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Would sacral iliac and ala injections cure coccyx pain?

Would sacral iliac and ala injections cure coccyx pain?

Depends: Sacro-iliac injections would only be expected to cure symptoms coming from that specific joint. It would be fairly uncommon for sacro-iliac problems to cause pain in the tailbone (coccyx). There is a condition known as Coccydynia. In that case the coccyx is tender and patients have pain sitting down. A steroid injection in the coccyx is the main injection we try for that. ...Read more

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What cushion is the best for coccyx pain on a plane?

Donut: Most people do well with a donut type cushion that relieves pressure on the coccyx. ...Read more

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How do I convince my doctor I need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

How do I convince my doctor I need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

Suffering?: Wheelchairs are not the treatment for coccyx pain. If you are in a wheelchair for another reason, you need to ask for a specialist in seating. There are high tech solutions available in cushions and wheelchair design. The treatments and therapy for coccyx pain depend on the medical cause. Sitting is not comfortable until this is achieved. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...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