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Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Can constipation cause pain in the tailbone?

Yes: The rectum when over distended with hard stool pulls on suspensory muscles and ligament that attach to the tail bone or sacrum. Use suppositories (glycerine) to evacuate the rectum. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause tailbone pain?

Can constipation cause tailbone pain?

Yes: clean out with diet first , prune juice and more water and juicy fruits and vegatables; use polyethyline glycol[mirilax] 1-4 x/day[softener] as needed , bisacodal[dulcolax] or senneca, for stimulation, and if both these fail 1 dollar bottle of magnesium citrate ...Read more

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What may cause severe pain in tailbone area? No redness, no known injury, no constipation. Hurts very bad to sit down and hurts very bad to stand up.

What may cause severe pain in tailbone area? No redness, no known injury, no constipation.  Hurts very bad to sit down and  hurts very bad to stand up.

Coccydynia: Sometimes, people are born with a malformed coccyx and this can be a source of chronic pain. It often has to do with a sharp angle between the coccyx and the sacrum. If you have coccygeal pain, a plain x ray could help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage from fracturing my tailbone afew years ago, i currently have severe pain in the area and constipation. Cannot sit at all?

I have nerve damage from fracturing my tailbone afew years ago, i currently have severe pain in the area and constipation. Cannot sit at all?

Here's a Real PITA!!: Ouchies!! I broke mine a long time ago surfing (don't ask) and it was a real Pain In The A--. Took several weeks to heal, hard to sit, hard to sh-t, hard to even bend over. But I healed. If you have a a "post-traumatic neuropathy," like this sounds, you need to see a pain specialist (maybe for injections) or, believe it or not, a proctologist (they know the area). Use a doughnut pillow, maybe ice ...Read more

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29 female. Had blood in toilet after bm. Have off and on constipation with cramps. Bad tailbone pain as well. Could this be crc?

29 female. Had blood in toilet after bm. Have off and on constipation with cramps. Bad tailbone pain as well. Could this be crc?

Possible, not likely: More commonly hemorrhoids. Crc uncommon below age 40, except in certain family histories. Nevertheless, discuss with your doc. ...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.

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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What can be causing a pain around the coccyx? I am eighteen, and I have had chronic constipation all of my life. About a day ago, i noticed a soreness above my anus, around my coccyx that has been gradually getting worse. I did not fall, and the soreness

This : This sounds suspicious for a pilonidal cyst/sinus that may be infected. This is more common in young men. If infected antibiotics and sometimes draining any infected fluid may be needed. If not infected then some recommend soaks but occasionally surgery to excise the cyst or sinus is needed. A general or colorectal surgeon usually manages this. Of course there are other possibilities so this should be looked at by a physician. ...Read more

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Pressure in my coccyx have been constipated and have lots of trapped wind, could this be the cause?

Pressure in my coccyx have been constipated and have lots of trapped wind, could this be the cause?

Yes: It sounds like you are constipated and may have an impaction. In order to keep from getting impacted, consider changes to your diet to include stone fruits and avoid lots of complex carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Tailbone pain worse, going up to hips, feet pins/needles, constipated, can't sit. Hubby now found a lump in my vagina, could all this be related?Prev sacral bone erosion & tissue thick. Mri next wk:(

Tailbone pain worse, going up to hips, feet pins/needles, constipated, can't sit. Hubby now found a lump in my vagina, could all this be related?Prev sacral bone erosion & tissue thick. Mri next wk:(

Nerve irritation : These could have symptoms suggest nerve irritation. This does not say what is irritating the nerve but this is what your physician is looking for with the mri. ...Read more

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Hello! I take bipolar meds that make me really constipated- have had pain in coccyx for 8 days. Related issue?

Hello! I take bipolar meds that make me really constipated- have had pain in coccyx for 8 days. Related issue?

Probably related: Try taking Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every 2-3 nights until it works. It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficult stools and constipation.

Constipation remedy: There is no one size fits all constipation remedy, but pts your age usually have constipation due to lack of fiber in the diet, low water intake, excess meats, or drugs that slow gut movement (pain killers). Try drinking more water, eating fiber (fruits, veggies, oatmeal), taking metamucil, or cutting down on meats or pain meds. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling of unfinished defecation, obstipation, rectal lump and mucus in stool. The following also describe me: Constipation and Difficult stools. What should I do?

I am experiencing  feeling of unfinished defecation, obstipation, rectal lump and mucus in stool. The following also describe me: Constipation and Difficult stools. What should I do?

See: A GI specialist. Try high fiber soft diet, drink plenty of fluids and increase activity level. Your GI May place you on stool softener, laxatives and or suppository or rectal manual stool evacuation if indicated ...Read more

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Can constipation cause servere stomache pains?

Can constipation cause servere stomache pains?

Constipation: Constipation can absolutely cause severe stomach pains but i would certainly make sure that is what is causing your pain. See your doctor to confirm this. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian diease and every now and again I will get pains so massive I can barely move and sometimes it causes constipation. Why? :/

Not PCOS: Pcos does not cause pain. By definition pcos causes small less than 1 CM cysts not big ones which can cuase pain. I would see your primary care doctor and discuss irritable bowel syndrome. I would also discuss with an obgyn to better understand pcos and to discuss other causes of pain. ...Read more

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I am having really sharp pains in my chest amd its becoming harder for me to brethe and I have really bad migrans and constipation shouldi gohospital?

I am having really sharp pains in my chest amd its becoming harder for me to brethe and I have really bad migrans and constipation shouldi gohospital?

For reassurance...: You may be describing a panic attack, but since we don't know your circumstances regarding underlying lung or GI diseases, its best now to get checked, reassured, and treated so you can get a good night's sleep tonight. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot sleep because of constipation pains?

Have you increased: Water intake? Increased dietary fiber? Used a laxative? Used an enema? If you have severe obstipation with hardened fecal impaction you may need to seek medical attention. Some times disimpaction is needed. If abdominal pain becomes severe - seek immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Could inducing vomit reduce the pains caused by constipation?

Could inducing vomit reduce the pains caused by constipation?

No: But having a bowel movement will! limit your oral intake to fluids and take some milk of magnesia 1 tbsp every 12 hrs until you have evacuated. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Can also use glycerine suppositories(otc) or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) if you feel like there is stool in your rectum. ...Read more

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Been having kinda sharp pains in my abdomen area is this just constipation or could be something else? Also my gallbladder was removed in 07'

Been having kinda sharp pains in my abdomen area is this just constipation or could be something else? Also my gallbladder was removed in 07'

Maybe constipation: You are correct that often the slowing or hardening of stool passing through the intestine can cause abdominal pain. It is usually temporary. There are many OTHER causes of abdominal pain: ulcer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, even appendicitis. Work on stool passage (fluids, fiber, activity), consider an OTC antacid (Rolaids) or generic Pepcid, (famotidine) and observe. If persists/worsens, see your doc ...Read more

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Would throwing up reduce the pains caused by constipation?

Would throwing up reduce the pains caused by constipation?

Don't! Consider this: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine). ...Read more

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Having pains in lower ab area. There similar to labor pains. Comes with constipation and more pain when bearing down.

Try stool softener: You should speak with a doc.

Without knowning anything other than above, it comes with constipation. Try a stool softener and see if it helps. But really, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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