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Hit on the tailbone causing sharp pain, since have pain on stretching, standing up. Treatment required?

Yesterday I was kind of walking fast while I had my lunch and then I fell on one of my dogs toy on the way to the living room and didn t want the bowl(glass) to drop so I kind of turned around on my back and hit the right side of my tail bone from two stairs billow which are pritty steep so it was kind of a long distance and got a really sharp pain and now when I stand up or stretch it really hurts should I tell my mom to take me to the orthopedic doctor or chiropractor? by the way I m 11 sorry spelling is not great and this is my moms email just so you know
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Hi there
Thanks for your query.

From the information that you have provided, it seems that you have hurt your tailbone (called as coccyx). If this is the case then you must be having pain that can be severe enough to interfere with walking and sitting. It can also cause constipation.
In such a case I will recommend that you visit a physician so that a physical examination and investigation can be done to get the right diagnosis. It will also help rule out other possibilities. The visit to the physician will also help take care of the pain and other symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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