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Fall on buttocks, slight bruising, painful tailbone, have light purple line on butt crack. What could it be?

I m a fourteen year old female whom has just stumbled and fallen on her ass really hard, slightly bruising and making her tailbone hurt. While looking at my ass in the mirror, I noticed a light purple line that continued on up my ass crack... I pressed my finger against it and rubbed it and it doesn t hurt.... Why and what is this?
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM
From description it seems to be soft tissue injury . Light purple line might be due to rupture of microvasculature.
You need to avoid massaging the area and take a mild pain killer for relief. Avoid sitting for long hours. Do a cold compress on the area of injury.
The pain and swelling might take over a week to subside.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description, I suspect that you could have suffered a soft tissue hematoma along with injuring the coccyx (tail bone).

An xray of the sacrum is needed to rule out any bony injury.

The general management guidelines are as follows -

* Apply heat or ice to the affected area
* Sit on a doughnut-shaped pillow or wedge cushion
* Lean forward while sitting down
* Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil)
*Physical therapy involving strengthening of pelvic area muscles , stimulation with ultrasound therapy

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 3 Oct 2013
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