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Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Tailbone has been sore for a few days. No injury has caused it to be sore. Woke up this morning with it being bruised. What could it be?

Sitting positions: or a hard mattress are things to consider. Try to not "slouch" while sitting and try sleeping on side if possible to see if these help. Also car seats are often a problem because they have a more reclined position. ...Read more

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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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2 weeks ago i fell ice, 4 days later i got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

2 weeks ago i fell ice, 4 days later i got a sore pimple type thing at the base of my tailbone its now spread & I have 4/5. Is it cause of the fall?

Let me explian: Most likely not but take care them early before they cause more problems. Ask your doctor to take x-ray on the tail bone to see if it is broken. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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What can cause someone to wake up with a sore coccyx?

What can cause someone to wake up with a sore coccyx?

Coccyx pain: One possible cause may be injury. Falls or direct trauma to the area may result in a coccyx fracture which is painful. ...Read more

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How can I heal tailbone soreness?

How can I heal tailbone soreness?

Protect: This takes time. Sit on a doughnut all the time, or stand. Have you had an xr or been evaluated by an orthopedist? If not this is the place to start. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
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Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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Tailbone sore for no reason, what could be wrong?

Tailbone sore for no reason, what could be wrong?

Hard to say: There is a condition known as coccydynia, which means pain from the tailbone. In this condition, the tailbone is usually quite tender. It also may be coming from other structures in the area as well. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can. Determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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