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Dr. Andrew Germanovich Dr. Germanovich
Pain Management
9 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
2,036 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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?

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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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.

Dr. Edwin Schuller Dr. Schuller
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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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.

Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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...

Dr. Mary Wendt Dr. Wendt
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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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.

Dr. Pietro Seni Dr. Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn Dr. Cohn
Pain Management
31 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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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.

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn Dr. Cohn
Pain Management
31 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

Dr. Mark Hutchinson Dr. Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What can I do to ease extreme coccyx pain?

Donut or pillow: A cushioned dougnut or pillow is the first line for most folks.

Dr. Rahul Banerjee Dr. Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Carol Van der Harst Dr. Van der Harst
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
31 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Craig Morton
155 Doctors shared insights

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
299 Doctors shared insights

Coccyx (Definition)

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