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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My tailbone is to where I can feel it. Also at the end is a piece of skin to where it forms extra cushioning I guess. However it separates my crack. At the end of my tailbone it looks like a little nub and I have two cracks instead of one. Is it a skin tag gone wrong or a bunion in an unordinary place and also would a family Doc or plactic surgon be better to fix it???? Thanks
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User :   hello
Doctor :   do you have an x-ray of the tail bone
User :   actually not just of the tailbone, my anxiety is high just from on the computer, but Ive had a bone scan before and nothing was ever said about it, so I assume it is normal
Doctor :   the dimple and skin tag with a tuft of hair is usually seen in few people in that region and it usually accompaines spina bifida occulta
Doctor :   so only to know if you have it an x ray of the spine is usually done
Doctor :   Plastic surgeon is the better person to handle this
User :   no hair, before knee surgery, full body bone scan, this is yr 2000. this is a little piece of skin that form from either sitting, running, walking, etc...
Doctor :   ok
User :   how normal is this?
Doctor :   it is usuall in 30% of population you see this
User :   so Im not a freak, soo by what chance will the coccxy be removed, or can it be clip so to speak, or cut to be normal?
User :   I meant skin clipped
Doctor :   coccyx need not be removed

Doctor :   skin can be cliped that is the best option
User :   what would you recommend?
User :   thank you
Doctor :   it needs a physical examination to say wt procedure to be done but i recomment if no symptoms are there than only skin clip is sufficient
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