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Acute pain on the tail bone (end of spine) in any movement. Suggestions ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Hello Doctor, Good Evening.
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Over the last few days, I am having acute pain on the tail bone (end of spine)
User:Especially while moving, from sitting to standing, by sitting on a hard surface.
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
User:The discomfort can vary from mild to extreme at times.
User:it whimpers me and this is something I've never experienced earlier...
User:and much worried abt it.
Doctor:Did you have an injury to the tail bone?
User:nothing as of now to my good knowledge...
Doctor:It must be stress due to long sitting hours
Doctor:Do you sit for long time in front of the computers?
Doctor:It may be stress then
User:is this something to do with heamorrhoids...(unsure of the spelling)
Doctor:Do you have hemorrhoids?
User:since there is a pain in that region, I immediately thought about that. thats why I asked.
User:isnt that the general conception that long-sitting jobs can cause hemorrhoids...
Doctor:Yes that is right
Doctor:However, not everyone who sits longer develops it
Doctor:We need to clinically ascertain the hemorrhoids
User:good to know that..
Doctor:Also, you will have pain while passing stools with bleeding at times
Doctor:Do you have it too?
User:no, I dont think so...
Doctor:Then it is unlikely that you have hemorrhoids
Doctor:I would suggest you to take complete back rest of a day or two
User:so, if its coz of stress.. what should I do get rid off it..
Doctor:and watch for improvement in your symptoms
Doctor:The treatment for it is only rest and hot compresses locally
Doctor:You can use hot water bags on the tail bone area
User:Is there any OTC medication for quick relief?..coz even as I speak I experience the acute pain...
Doctor:Sorry about that
Doctor:You can take tablet dolo 650mg for immediate pain relief
Doctor:it is available over the counter
Doctor:Take the medication after food and as and when required for pain
Doctor:Not more than 4 tablets in a day
User:sure thing...
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Is that all for now?
User:Thanks for your concern.
User:yes. Thats all.
Doctor:Take care
User:Do I get a transcript of this chat any chance?
Doctor:Bye for now
User:perfect. Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:You can take an extract from the chat history
User:Have a wonderful evening ahead!
Doctor:You too
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