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Suggest treatment for bump on tailbone and lower back pain

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Posted on Sat, 16 May 2015
Question: Bump marble size on end of tailbone. Had a colon/rectal doctor look at it says not pilinidal cyst. Lower back pain, having hard time swallowing at times and dropping things like crazy. Are these symptoms associated?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are not associated.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. The symptoms are not associated with each other.

The swelling at the end of tail bone needs to be examined. Further, ultrasound and MRI examination of the affected area would give us more information about the bump/lump. Lower back pain is linked to this.

Other symptoms such as swallowing problem and dropping things need to be also evaluated. A detailed neurological examination would help. These are not associated with lower back swelling.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (17 hours later)
Thank you. I have also noticed that i have been having night sweats and i am having a lot more bowel movements latelty. The consistency of the BM is pretty normal just a lot more times a day than i used to. Probably 7-8 times now compared to 1 maybe a day in the past .
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thyroid disease should be excluded.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Based on the above symptoms, we need to exclude thyroid disease. A blood test for thyroid may be done, if not already done.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 days later)
I had a normal CBC. Is the rhyroid checled on a CBC? Also, if i have a disc problem with my L4 and L5 could that be related to the sore bump on tailbone?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thyroid is not checked in CBC.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Thyroid blood test is separately done and is not included in CBC.
Disc problem at L4-5 would not lead to a bump at tailbone.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for bump on tailbone and lower back pain

Brief Answer: Symptoms are not associated. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms. The symptoms are not associated with each other. The swelling at the end of tail bone needs to be examined. Further, ultrasound and MRI examination of the affected area would give us more information about the bump/lump. Lower back pain is linked to this. Other symptoms such as swallowing problem and dropping things need to be also evaluated. A detailed neurological examination would help. These are not associated with lower back swelling. I hope it helps. Please get back if you require any additional information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist