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Problems about swelling in the tail bone - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have pain in my tailbone
Doctor :   Ok
User :   specialy when i sit and when i lay on bed i feel
Doctor :   Ok
User :   with pain i feel the bon , so irritating
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you having the pain?
User :   27 / male , 3 or 4 days
User :   pain is not severe , only i feel wgen i sit of lay on bed
Doctor :   Do you notice swelling or skin colour changes?
User :   no swelling and color changes
Doctor :   Do you have any problems while passing stool?
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   not really
User :   No pain during steel
User :   when i touch tail bone then i also feel pain
User :   during stool *
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   never
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor or tried any treatments?
User :   not yet
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, hypertension?
User :   nope
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Based on your descriptions, your symptoms may probably be due to either
Doctor :   1. Inflammatory causes or
Doctor :   2. Musculoskeletal pain.
User :   Inflammatory what this means ?
Doctor :   Inflammation can occur due to minor skin infections or due to minor cysts.
User :   i see
User :   actually when i lay on bed i feel pain and also i feel bone touiching bed due to that thing im scared
Doctor :   Muscloskeletal pain can occur due to improper posture and due to pressure effects.
Doctor :   The muscloskeletal causes do not need much treatment, except for analgesics and correction of the posture.
Doctor :   However, inflammatory causes may need specific measures.
Doctor :   Let me put across in simple words, the measures that should help you.
User :   yes please
Doctor :   1. Avoid sitting for a long time, change your posture regularly while you sleep.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Use anti inflammatory analgesics such as Ibuprofen 400mg tablets, twice daily after food.
Doctor :   You can continue these analgesics for 3 to 4 days.
User :   i see
Doctor :   3. If your have plenty of hairs around the anal region, you may have to shave them, they can lead to cyst formations.
User :   sir i was scared after reading on internet , about tailbone tumeros etc , and i feel bone touiching bed and i go to bed due to that thing im scared
User :   ok i`ll shave them
User :   there are hairs
Doctor :   4. Watch out for symptoms such developement of swelling, colour changes, fever and so on.
User :   no fever and swelling
User :   color change like ?
Doctor :   If you notice such changes, you need to see a doctor for physical examination,
Doctor :   By colour changes, I mean reddish discoloration with severe pain.
User :   not really no fever and sweliing can you please explain me color change ?
User :   no severe pain also
Doctor :   Your symptoms are too short for tail bone tumours.
User :   i see
Doctor :   And since there are no visible swellings or ulcerations seen, the chances of tumours are unlikely.
Doctor :   Hence, do not panic.
User :   and i only feel pain when i sit and lay on bed
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Its probably either of those causes that I had mentioned to you.
User :   yes sir no fever and swelling
Doctor :   Follow those measures and watch out for the symptoms, if you develop those symptoms
Doctor :   consider consulting a doctor for physical examination.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   back
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks so much sir
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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