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Is it to be concerned about soreness in the tail bone?

I've had a really sore tailbone for nearly a week no, i assumed i banged it in the bath. there was a growing bump around it, and today it started weeping. i drained it, and it took about 10 mins, still very sore and weepy. should i see a doctor or just assume it's a spot?
Thu, 4 Feb 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain a sore lump on tailbone can be due to most commonly formation of a Pilonidal cyst that is seen to be commonly caused due to either an ingrown hair or traumatic injury in the lower tailbone area..
I would suggest you to consult a General Surgeon and get evaluated and he can commonly clinically diagnose the lesion while can also advise blood test for confirming..
Treatment that can be advised you is commonly surgical by Incision and Drainage of the lump..
Marsupialization can also be advised to you.
As of now you can sit in a tub of warm water to reduce pain and shrink the lump..
Take Ibuprofen to relieve pain..
Put gentle pressure to drain off the fluid from the lump..
Apply antiseptic solution to prevent spread of infection..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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Is it to be concerned about soreness in the tail bone?

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain a sore lump on tailbone can be due to most commonly formation of a Pilonidal cyst that is seen to be commonly caused due to either an ingrown hair or traumatic injury in the lower tailbone area.. I would suggest you to consult a General Surgeon and get evaluated and he can commonly clinically diagnose the lesion while can also advise blood test for confirming.. Treatment that can be advised you is commonly surgical by Incision and Drainage of the lump.. Marsupialization can also be advised to you. As of now you can sit in a tub of warm water to reduce pain and shrink the lump.. Take Ibuprofen to relieve pain.. Put gentle pressure to drain off the fluid from the lump.. Apply antiseptic solution to prevent spread of infection.. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.