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Tailbone pain after three C sections - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi There
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   I hope you can help Dr
User :   I'm having tailbone pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   itermittent but chronic
User :   especially when driving or on train/plane etc
User :   I have had a bowel scan
Doctor :   Ok
User :   was negative
Doctor :   Any history of trauma?
User :   My glands feel pain but my GP said they are not swollen
Doctor :   Ok
User :   No trauma to tailbone at all
User :   My underarms and groin hurt too
Doctor :   Your condition is termed as Coccydynia
User :   But I am worried it is cancer or something :( ?
Doctor :   Its is often caused by an injury, but it may occur seemingly spontaneously. There are many causes of tailbone pain which can mimic coccydynia, including sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts, and fractured bone.
User :   as I have a lot of fatigue
Doctor :   Inflammation of the bony area (tailbone or coccyx) located between the buttocks is referred to as coccydynia. Coccydynia is associated with pain and tenderness at the tip of the tailbone between the buttocks. The pain is often worsened by sitting.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I have few more questions to help you better
User :   But why does my groin and underarms hurt
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   40
Doctor :   Any preexisting medical condition
User :   No
Doctor :   Or ant medications
User :   None
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Had 3 C sections
User :   last one 20 months ago
Doctor :   How much outdoor activity are you invloved daily
User :   Have v heavy periods
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Not much outside activity!
Doctor :   Ok
User :   work in office or out in car travelling about
Doctor :   Genrally after three C sections there are more chances for weakning
User :   ok
User :   why the groin and underarm pain
Doctor :   And considering your age you are also moving towards menopause that swhy having heavy blleds
Doctor :   And heavy bleeds will result in Anaemia #
User :   I've had heavy bleeds for a long time
User :   Oh and by the way my bloods..
Doctor :   Which will cause weakness/ loss of appetite/ joint pains
User :   low monocyte count
Doctor :   Ok
User :   borderline b12 defiency
Doctor :   Were the haemoglobin values normal
User :   not sure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   feel so tired all the time and worried about all this swelling in my groin and underarms
Doctor :   Do you any condition like fibrocystic breasts
User :   not familar with that?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   get pain in side of breasts near underarms
Doctor :   Do you find the pain in armpits increase on menstruation
Doctor :   Use a well-padded seat when sitting and avoid long periods of sitting when possible
User :   It is very sore now and I guess i'm 5 days from my period
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   All you need is some anti inflamatory drugs
Doctor :   Like BRUFEN
Doctor :   I guess your symptoms are worsening during periods
User :   what is causing it though?
Doctor :   And resolve after
User :   My tailbone pain has been there since march
Doctor :   The harmonal disturbance will triger inflamatory changes in breast
Doctor :   Leading to such complanits
User :   the pain underarms and in groin about a month
User :   so it may be hormonal
Doctor :   yes probably
User :   and that would cause tailbone pain?
Doctor :   Are you using any OCP
User :   OCP?
Doctor :   Oral contraceptive pill
Doctor :   Often caused by an injury, but it may occur seemingly spontaneously. There are many causes of tailbone pain which can mimic coccydynia, including sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts, and fractured bone.
User :   No, I'm not sexually active, my partner died 14 months ago
Doctor :   Sorry for that
User :   thanks
User :   I have read that ovrian cancer and cervical cancer can cause tailbone pain?
Doctor :   When the infalmation is triggered in breasts they tend to refer the pain in the arm pit as breast extend till arm pit the axillary tail of breast will end in arm pit
Doctor :   No
User :   should I have a scan or something, what would you recommend?
User :   I understand inflamation in breasts but why would I feel the same pain in my groin
Doctor :   I guess you have googled a lot which produces more confusions and anxiety
Doctor :   That will lead to stress making yopu more sick
Doctor :   Use a well-padded seat when sitting and avoid long periods of sitting when possible.
User :   Yes, I think I am worrying as My kids just have me and I'm worried for them in case it's anything bad
User :   ok I will
Doctor :   Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms
User :   s it unlikely that it's something serious
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Am I being paranoid?!!
Doctor :   persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection
Dotor : Can potentially dramatically relieve the pain and even resolve the symptoms
User :   I had a steriod jab before I8 flew to Dubai it helped a little
Doctor :   Very rarely, when patients have unrelenting pain, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed to remove the irritated bony prominence.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   How long should injection last?
Doctor :   Atleast a month
User :   Should I arrange an MRI to be on the safe side or just relax and stop worrying?
Doctor :   An Bone scan will do and consult an orthopedician
Doctor :   MRI if the bone scan turns out unhelpfull
Doctor :   Just try the padding it will sure releive you
Doctor :   And also reduce your stress levels will feel better soon
User :   Yes, maybe I'm worrying about it too much
Doctor :   You dont have to worry
User :   how much time do I have left?!!
Doctor :   You will have a timewr ion chat window in last three mins
Doctor :   * timer
User :   My GP says that after a bereavement medical conditions increase?
Doctor :   bereavement ?
User :   my partner died last year, I told you that earlier
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Its nothing regarding that you dont have to worry
Doctor :   Just be confident that wil boost your health
Doctor :   And follow padding and pain killers
Doctor :   If you feel it nbearable and persistant consult an orthopedician and get it removed or ressected
User :   Ok Iwill do that
Doctor :   Is there anything els ican help you with?
User :   So to summarise, the abnormal bloods and groin swelling aren't an issue then mixed with the tailbone pain
Doctor :   Yes
User :   are they a different issue should I be concerned with that
Doctor :   Its more related to Hormonla imbalance
Doctor :   No
User :   THat makes sense
Doctor :   You should rather have healthy lifestyle/ regular diet / moderate exercises
Doctor :   And some iron supplements too
Doctor :   Get your Blood haemoglobin values checked
Doctor :   As anaemia is a mojor cause fpr weakness in women in age of 40 - 50
Doctor :   Did you follow me
User :   yes
User :   so bloods - need iron and healthier lifestyle
Doctor :   All requires is simple blood test and bone scan
Doctor :   Yes
User :   swelling - probably hormonal
Doctor :   You can consume more of green vegetables rich in iron supplements
User :   and tailbone - see orthopedic and get cushion and anti inflams
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Swelling in the sense it should be palpated by doctor
Doctor :   To confirm
Doctor :   At your age even Fat deposits can confuse you
User :   but would they hurt?
Doctor :   We our self when anxious willhave many abnormal findings
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   But during periods there will be pain in lower abdomen thats normal
User :   yes doc
User :   ok well thanks for yrhelp
User :   it's much appreciated
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Thank you, take care
Doctor :   Same here
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