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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


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Are movement and training good for recovery period after cyst on the tailbone surgery? It has been over a month and I still have a deep wound. Thank u!

Are movement and training good for recovery period after cyst on the tailbone surgery? It has been over a month and I still have a deep wound. Thank u!

Donut pillow: The most important thing right now is to keep pressure off the wound and heal the wound. One option is to sit on a pillow with the center cut out - a donut. If this doesn't work consider a specialist in wound care as there are new compounds with growth factors they can apply. ...Read more

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Tailbone sticks out is there any surgery I can do?

Tailbone sticks out is there any surgery I can do?

Orthopedic surgery: You probably broke your tail bone in the past, maybe more than once. Ask for a referral to orthopedic surgery and possible removal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to do yoga after tailbone surgery?

Is it possible for me to do yoga after tailbone surgery?

Don't see why not?: Of course after the healing is complete, you should be able to everything, that you could do previously. ...Read more

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Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Big deep wound: A well balanced diet with proper nutrition will be adequate enough with good hygiene to keep the wound clean. It will heal by itself if you take proper care of it and follow your surgeon's instructions carefully. ...Read more

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I've had a cyst on tailbone and I already had surgery and it came back been using Terrasil and it just burst will I be ok? I'm avoiding surgery again

I've had a cyst on tailbone and I already had surgery and it came back been using Terrasil and it just burst will I be ok? I'm avoiding surgery again

Pilonidal cyst: Infected pilonidal cyst likely needs prescribed oral antibiotics at a minimum. Exam by a doctor or surgeon is also needed to be sure there is nothing that needs drainage. If an infection keeps recurring at the site, then surgery will likely be needed again. ...Read more

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I have x-rays where my tailbone has been forced up from an injury 9 yrs ago. I have severe pain and think I need surgery. Would anyone look at these?

Try avoid surgery: Tail bone fractures can hurt tremendously, even after many years, but surgical intervention is not necessarily the best answer. There are a variety of reasons why these fractures can be painful, and a good spine surgeon or similar physician should be able to look at your images, and diagnose your condition accurately. Injections can be helpful in determining the cause and location of your pain. ...Read more

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I have pain when I sit due to a coccyx deflection. Is it advisable for me to remove coccyx by surgery?

Yes???: If this has been treated with cusions, meds and is a constant painful problem, I would say yes. If it is only a few months u may see some improvement, if not excision.

I somehow became the coccyx excisor in our comminuty, and have done about 45 and all happy, no returns. Need 2 b sure of the dx. Best= history & rectal. If repro ur pain I would excise.

Pick ur surgeon with care, good track record. ...Read more

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I have an extra long tailbone. It sticks out and is painful to do sit-ups, lay down etc. The skin around is rough and looks like I had surgery but no?

I have an extra long tailbone. It sticks out and is painful to do sit-ups, lay down etc. The skin around is rough and looks like I had surgery but no?

Talk 2 Ur parents-: -about this. If a major problem it can B excised, but Ur parents need 2 find a surgeon who is experienced in this type of surgery. a simple xam & x-rays R needed as well as a rectal xam. I have excised 25-30 of these all have been happy the day after surgery and have remained so.

avoid toboggans, and any thing that could cause U 2 land hard on Ur butt, as this can B easily Fx'd. ...Read more

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I had emergency back surgery over 10 rs ago & have pain and numbness ever since but know I'm having horrible pain in tailbone area, doc not helping?

I had emergency back surgery over 10 rs ago & have pain and numbness ever since but know I'm having horrible pain in tailbone area, doc not helping?

This may not be rel-: -ated 2 your back surgery but may be coccyx in origin. Your "tail bone" needs to be evaluated. You can start with your PCP an X ray and a rectal exam will or could give you your answer. Symptoms are pain with bowel movements, sitting on hard surfaces, & even soft if for a long time. When you get out of a soft chair your pain will be worse. ...Read more

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BURNING PAIN FROM TAILBONE TO TOES AFTER BACK SUGERY TWO YES AGO. NOT STOP. DOC DOESN'T BELIEVE ME ALL TEST SHOWS NEGATIVE LEFT FROM SURGERY. WHY?

Look for an opinion.: What he believes is really not the issue. You immediate resolve is find help. You need to look elsewhere for a honest second opinion from a competent surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to remove s2 (racepinephrine) cyst which cause tailbone discomfort, lower back n sacrum pain? Surgery needs removing bone n using screws? Better way?

Is it necessary to remove s2 (racepinephrine) cyst which cause tailbone discomfort, lower back n sacrum pain? Surgery needs removing bone n using screws? Better way?

It depends: You can do nothing but if the symptoms are very severe surgery is the only answer. Follow the recommendations of your doctors who know you. ...Read more

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What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

What stretches/exercises can I do for sore lower back. Had surgery pinched nerve. Tingling burning in upper left thigh bad tailbone pain. Sore standin?

Core strengthening: Core exercises for your abdominal, oblique, and back muscles can help strengthen and support the soft tissue envelope around your spine. Although this doesn't necessarily change the condition of a pinched nerve, maintaining a neutral position can help minimize the risk of further injury to your nerve. Once the nerve pain resolves, yoga, pilates, and general conditioning/stretching can also help. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc at l-5 s-1 with an annular fissure sacroillitis in both si joints and coccyx pain. I have had this pain for over a year have had a surgery to remove a pillion ideal cyst which wasn't there. Have had 3 injections including a coccygea

These: These can be difficult problems to fix and often poorly respond to treatment including surgery. Patients that have failed conservative treatment you may consider the following options:

1. L5-s1 disk with annular tissue - recommend discogram to determine if this is the cause of the pain followed by either endoscopic discectomy or fusion surgery. Please see my health guides on endoscopic disk surgery.
2. Si joint pain - consideration for si joint fusion.
3.Coccyx pain - if pain is related to prior fracture sometimes surgical removal of the coccyx may give pain relief

i would recommend seeing spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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2 cysts at S2 (racepinephrine) 2cm each cause scallop of bone at sacrum n lamina. Hip stiff n muscle spasm. Feel lump at tailbone when sit. Should go for surgery?

2 cysts at S2 (racepinephrine) 2cm each cause scallop of bone at sacrum n lamina. Hip stiff n muscle spasm. Feel lump at tailbone when sit. Should go for surgery?

Don't is safe way: Tarlov cysts in this region are not uncommon and are usually not a cause for pain unless one is dealing with soft or osteoporotic bone which can occasionally be subjected to pressure changes by a large cyst creating a fracture of the bone which then becomes painful. See an orthopedist to evaluate you symptoms for the source. ...Read more

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MRI said several tiny cystic foci/collections near tip of coccyx maximum combined measurement of 10x8x14mm in ap. Pain when sittting. Surgery?

MRI said several tiny cystic foci/collections near tip of coccyx maximum combined measurement of 10x8x14mm in ap. Pain when sittting. Surgery?

Radiological Studies: Their clinical significance and the necessary treatment options should be discussed with the physician who ordered the study. They have all the history, physical examination and now the study to make proper treatment decisions and offer opinions. ...Read more

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I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery 2. My pain dr does not manage disability 3. Cant

You: You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...Read more

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I am 60yr old female have fibromyalgia, 2 failed back surgeries & 3 sections of tailbone removed. Now my pain Dr says both sides joints need to c a surg?

I am 60yr old female have fibromyalgia, 2 failed back surgeries & 3 sections of tailbone removed. Now my pain Dr says both sides joints need to c a surg?

See below: Mmm...doesn't look like surgery helped you in the past. Fibromyalgia can cause chronic pain in multiple locations. Consider getting a second opinion before proceeding with surgery ...Read more

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I've had. Neck and back surgery degenerative disc disease broke tailbone arthritis. How to get rid of belly fat please!?

I've had. Neck and back surgery degenerative disc disease broke tailbone arthritis. How to get rid of belly fat please!?

Exercise, eat less: With all the advances in medicine, one simple concept has not changed- if you burn more calories than you take in, you. Will lose weight. If you have neck and back problems, this can be difficult but not impossible. Low impact exercises, water aerobics, and a whole food vegan diet are great places to start. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Fractured coccyx giving birth 2 1/2 years ago, Now have arthritis there. Had a few cortisone shots with brief relief, anything else other than surgery?

Fractured coccyx giving birth 2 1/2 years ago, Now have arthritis there. Had a few cortisone shots with brief relief, anything else other than surgery?

Lidoderm patch: This is an especially hard area to treat. Lidoderm patches or topical medication that contains lidocaine or diclofenac are options. Also Craniosacral therapy after completing core strengthening would be beneficial. Finally an ongoing maintenance program with an appropriate seating cushion ie Sacral Ease and Pilates are worth considering. ...Read more

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What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is a general estimate of the cost and recovery time of a loose body removal surgery with and without insurance for a 20 yr old male.

What is a general estimate of the cost and recovery time of a loose body removal surgery with and without insurance for a 20 yr old male.

Talk to the surgeon: So many variables go into cost of operations that it is near impossible to give a general estimate. Costs vary depending on where you live, whether this is performed in an outpatient surgery center vs. Hospital, who the surgeon is, what the anesthesia costs are, which insurance company is used, whether you have deductible. Out of pocket expense usually much less with insurance. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

Keloid: Really depends on where the surgery was performed. Keloids develop on the chest and shoulders so it it not uncommon after for them to need weeks to heal properly depending and the size and depth. ...Read more

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If I undergo lobe removal surgery due presence of bronchiectasis, will I be able to sit without help and bend forward in recovery period?

If I undergo lobe removal surgery due presence of bronchiectasis, will I be able to sit without help and bend forward in recovery period?

Too specific: Need to know how well (or if) you can do that now, which lobe (upper/lower), which approach (anterior / posterior / lateral / window / vats), etc. These are good questions for your surgeon pre-op so you can better plan for your post-op needs for care. ...Read more

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Will any steroids speed recovery from torn meniscus removal surgery?

Will any steroids speed recovery from torn meniscus removal surgery?

Healing slowed: Steroids may actually inhibit or slow down the healing process. Proper exercise and physical therapy is a must for recovery. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I got my period the day after my appendix removal surgery? And is it ok to use tampons while in recovery?

Is it ok if I got my period the day after my appendix removal surgery? And is it ok to use tampons while in recovery?

It's okay: Yes, these are two separate body systems. The appendix is a small unnecessary part of your colon. Your period represents your uterus shedding the lining it built for that month. The uterus/vagina and colon are not connected. There is no problem using tampons. ...Read more

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I am having tot vaginal sling surgery and I am wondering how long the recovery is? Also, is it less invasive than the vaginal removal of the uterus?

I am having tot vaginal sling surgery and I am wondering how long the recovery is? Also, is it less invasive than the vaginal removal of the uterus?

Minimal: For a mesh sling only, there is minimal pain and no real restrictions other than nothing in your vagina for 6 weeks. Driving and work can usually resume whenever you feel like it. This may vary from patient to patient but, having done thousands of mesh slings, it's rare to have pain or extended recovery. Sling is less invasive than vaginal hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?

What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?

Sinus surgery: There are a lot of different packings used after sinus and nasal surgery. You will need to ask the surgeon doing your procedure. If the surgery is only on one side, you shouldn't need packing on both sides, but if surgery will include your septum, expect to have packing or splints in both sides. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks, but could extend to up to a month depending on extent of surgery. ...Read more

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Hi doc! I'm due to have surgery this Friday with a removal of a dermoid cyst aprrox. 14 cm and I'm in my 2nd trimester. What's the recovery time?

Hi doc! I'm due to have surgery this Friday with a removal of a dermoid cyst aprrox. 14 cm and I'm in my 2nd trimester. What's the recovery time?

A couple weeks: I'm assuming at 14cm they are doing a laparotomy, so typically you'll be in the hospital a couple days up to 3 typically. Full recovery will likely take 6 weeks, but you will feel much better typically by 2 weeks out. ...Read more

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How long is recovery on large 9cm cyst on left ovary and fallopian tube removal by keyhole surgery, before I am able to start my ivf again?

How long is recovery on large 9cm cyst on left ovary and fallopian tube removal by keyhole surgery, before I am able to start my ivf again?

Few mobths: Wait a few months for recovery of the surgery. Not so much the cyst removal but the surgical removal of Fallopian tube is a major surgery though you underestimate it due to the modern techniques. Rest give body time to heal 3-6 months ...Read more

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Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Is 25x21 mm size right kidney angiomyolipoma removal a major surgery? What is revovery time?

Agiomyolipoma: The recovery should be fast if laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery is offered, but a 2.5 cm Agiomyolipoma does not need to be operated on and could be safely observed. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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It's it okay as far are recovery after a surgery of gall bladder removal at the same time treated with a pylori bacteria infection?

It's it okay as far are recovery after a surgery of gall bladder removal at the same time treated with a pylori bacteria infection?

Yes: Other than a local complication from gb surgery which is usually related to problems in gb bed or retained stones from which if slight infection develops requiring antibiotics, being treated for a helicobacter pylori infection would not superimpose problems related to the previous gb surgery. ...Read more

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Hello. I was wondering if it’s okay to smoke weed after gullbladder surgery. Even if it’s been 2 months since the surgery and you’re in the recovery p?

Hello. I was wondering if it’s okay to smoke weed after gullbladder surgery. Even if it’s been 2 months since the surgery and you’re in the recovery p?

No: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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J pouch surgery recovery?

Depends: Depends on laparoscopic or open. Also depends if any peri-op complication. If all goes well, hospital stay can be from 3 to 7 days. Most pts are doing normal activity in 1-2 weeks but takes good 2-3 months to fully recover. ...Read more