Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

136 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest treatment for persistent pain in coccyx

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Albana Sejdini

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 3604 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Have sx of urinary urgency, no burning. Some increase in bowel movements but probably due to my anxiety over what started about a month ago which was tailbone pain. Have had difficulty sitting on a hard chair for years without pain in my neck occurring. In the last week the tailbone pain is more like burning around the rectum/tailbone and discomfort if I bend down and stoop over. No pain with walking. Had chills and fever a week ago but is gone. Have been coughing a lot for over a week. I am thinking I will get a colonoscopy for starters. Any other help would be appreciated.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Colonoscopy /abdominal ultrasound /urine analysis

Detailed Answer:
Hi my dear,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

Having chills, fever and coughing and now frequent bowel movements are suggestive for possible viral infection associated with gastroenteritis.

It is important to :
- keep well hydrated
- monitor fever and use antipyretic meds
- have bald diet (rice, apple sauce, toast, banana )
- take probiotics to stabilize intestinal flora

With regards to the pain you are feeling in your tailbone, it might be related to :

- changes /inflammation or dislocation of the vertebrae in the tailbone area. A further xray is advised for proper diagnosis

- irritatation of rectum after experiencing frequent bowel movements. Colonoscoy / sigmoidoscopy will be helpful in determining the right diagnosis.

- as you are also having burning sensation when passing urine together with emergency, I advise to get an urine analysis done together with abdominal ultrasound for further evaluation

Depending on the results, specific treatment will be prescribed.

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Albana Sejdini 17 minutes later
Just wanted to ask if the minocycline would have helped, since chills and fever have resolved. I will get a UA as I thought perhaps I might have a UTI.
One thing I forgot to mention is my heart rate is about 80 and I can "feel" it pounding in my head when I'm at rest.

To clarify, I don't have burning when voiding. The burning feeling is more around the tailbone area which started out as aching and now I would call it burning. I sit most of the time at a computer for my job, which is getting very hard to do.

Thank you so much for your response.
XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not advised to take minocycline before UA

Detailed Answer:
Hi back my dear,

As you are going to run UA , I do not advise to take minocycline now as it will give false results.

Drink plenty of fluids, avoid caffeinated drinks until you get UA done. Then, can take it for urinary tract problems.

With regards to feeling your heart beats while resting, it might be due to :
- normal physiological processs; however, following health problems should be excluded first
- blood problems (e.g anemia )- get a complete blood count run to determine /rule it out
- oscillations in blood pressure - get your bp monitored
- blockage in carotid arteries - doppler ultrasound is advised in this case together with a complete cardiac check up

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Albana Sejdini 5 minutes later
Yes very helpful, going for a checkup tomorrow. Haven't taken the minocycline for awhile. (Was initially prescribed for my acne!)
XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Happy to be assisting you

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Ok, that's the best thing you can do.

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Urinary urgency

doctor1 MD

I am a 31 yo female who has been experiencing urinary urgency and incontinence for about 2 years with abdominal pain. Had gall bladder removed about 3 years ago. My recent labs show elevated AST and Alt with low red blood cell count but high MCV MCH.Are any of these things related?

doctor1 MD

I am 70 years old. 6 months ago my PSA was 4.7. Been taking Tamsulosin .4 mg daily. My count is now 4.5. Is this normal or should I seek anoth opinion

doctor1 MD

What can cause urinary urgency and gas?

doctor1 MD

My doctor prescribed Keflex I am not thirsty, have no appetite and feel pressure to urinate but only a few drops of urine. What Should I do?

doctor1 MD

I'm 24 and not pregnant. About a month ago, I started noticing my lower abdomen was distended. A few weeks ago I started feeling intermittent pain and fullness/discomfort in the lower right quadrant, burning directly behind it in my back, and pain during intercourse. I have also been dealing with urinary urgency and a few bouts of incontinence over the past year and a half. When I started noticing the new symptoms I was given UTI medication, which did not make me feel better. So, my gynecologist said there's "something" there, but she couldn't tell what it was, and sent me for a transvaginal ultrasound. This scan showed nothing and she is now recommending a urogynecologist. Last year I had an inconclusive urodynamics exam and am likely going to have a cystoscopy. What could this be? Could it even be digestive in nature? My urogyno appointment isn't for a few weeks and I'm not sure I can wait that long for an idea of what's going on! Thanks for your help!

doctor1 MD

Yes please, Im having pain left hip radiating down my leg to foot, some problems with urinary urgency and urinary incontinence, just started about 3 weeks ago, I take ambien which may be cause but does not really explain back pain. Also sharp pains are worse when I have to urinate. Sometimes pain is bilateral. Ive had chronic back pain for years but this is new. Lots of pain in knees and idiopathic swelling of feet. Every urinalysis I have shows a trace of blood but never has been a cause of alarm for doc. Any suggestions on what may be going on. I do drink extreme amounts of coffee at least a pot a day. A doctor had my mother start giving it to me when I was 3 to calm me down so a little bit of a hard habit to break.