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Pain in tail bone area, starts on changing position, laughing, pilondial cyst ruled out, have extreme discomfort and swelling. Any ideas?

I have been having pain in my tailbone area. Started as very sharp pain to move from sit to stand position (or opposite) laugh, cough , sneeze , etc., go to the bathroom, sit. I was checked by a dr. and no Pilonidal Cysts observed. Was treated with predinisone, ice, and rest. It has been a week (5 days on prednisone ) and I have some relief from pain - it s more discomfort then sharp pain now. It is still very swollen and very uncomfortable to sit - seems very difficult to find a comfortable position. Any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello Lindyh,

Thanks for posting your query

You might be suffering from coccydynia.

You may require x-ray coccyx.

Meanwhile you have to sit on soft cushion, take sitz bath & take some anti-inflammatory drugs.

So you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for detailed exam & inv. as required.


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