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Pregnant. Experiencing pain in tail bone. Is that a pressure sore?

Hi my sister is pregnant and a few weeks from her due date. She has been experiencing pain in her tailbone and has noticed it sticking out further than normal. Today she called her dr about other discomfort and believes the baby has dropped some. She came to me because she noticed a sore forming on the skin by her tailbone. It looks to me almost like the start of a pressure sore. Is this something she should worry about/is there anything she can do for it? Thank you for any help!!
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Hi Missaberth,
I think your sister should give a visit to her gynaec.though watever you mentioned makes me feel that the baby is moving downwards and probably the cephalic(head) of the baby is getting engaged at the pelvis,thus pushing the pelvic bones outwards making space for the head of the baby.And thats the reason for her discomfort.i am using a very simple language hoping you to understand.As for the sores,if you feel its bad,apply any ointment(soframycin).To avoid further increase in her sores,its better for her to take care of her diet withplenty of fluid as to avoid constipation as this might aggravate her skin sores.Avoid sitting for long and lie on the left lateral posture.hope you understand.But my dear,inspite of all these,visit to your doctor will be better and relaxing for both of you.she. Should have an USG and a NST(nonstresstest) Asap.All the best to your sister,may she give birth to a healthy child with all good aspects and you too,take care.
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