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Hard bump on the end of tailbone, painful while sitting, lower back pain. Suggestions?

i have a hard bump on the very end of my tailbone, it hurts if i sit on it or apply a good amount of pressure on it but it isn t tendor and i cant move it or anything like that, i feel like it only shows up when i sit on it. Sometimes i have lower back pain near the bump if that helps but it really shows up if i dont sit up right, as if its swollen. any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

It could be a pilonidal cyst or abscess. However , it would be best if you visited your doctor for an exact diagnosis.

In the meantime, you can apply some hot fomentation/ heat application to the area.

Is it the first time this has happened?

Maintain good posture. Sleep well. If you are lying on your back, keep a pillow under your knees. If you normally lie on your side, sleep with your hips and knees flexed and place a pillow between the thighs and knees.

Preferably dont sit on hard surfaces for long duration.

Keep the area clean and dry.

Hope this helps.


Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan.

Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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