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5 days ago I fell backwards onto my bottom. I was ok afterwards, just shaken up. Today, I awoke with a painful and slightly swollen tail bone. Why?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: It is bruised and

Possible cracked at the tip.
Antiinflammatory and Acetaminophen should help, but make sure you get looked at soon if no better. Some cool compresses will also be helpful with pain and swelling.

In brief: It is bruised and

Possible cracked at the tip.
Antiinflammatory and Acetaminophen should help, but make sure you get looked at soon if no better. Some cool compresses will also be helpful with pain and swelling.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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