Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

Fell down on tailbone. Started getting sharp pain and hurts to sneeze or pee. Any suggestion?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1975
Answered : 72 Questions
Question
3 days ago i went skateing and i had fallen on a skate wheel on my tailbone and i can not stand upright..or bend over to sit on potty i can not sit right ways only to sit sideways. sharp pains thurout the buttocls area..it even hurts to sneeze or pee.. ive been useing a heating pad and takeing over the counter pain relivers and nuthing seems to be helping me..anysuggestions?..
Posted Tue, 12 Mar 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajesh Gajwani 20 minutes later
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

Injury in the tailbone region, usually takes a long time to heal, approximately 2-3 months.
Ideally, I would suggest you to get x-ray sacrococcygeal region, AP lateral. If the x-ray shows some problem, then you must visit an orthopedic surgeon. If the x-ray is fine and does not show any fracture or obvious trauma then you may continue the following:
- use the heating pad regularly,
- sit on soft foams/pillows,
- avoid jerks such as riding a bike/bus,
- avoid pressure in the region until the pain recedes completely
- take painkillers SOS

If the pain does not ease after 15 days, then you must visit the specialist for a thorough examination.
Hope you feel better soon.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor