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Sore and itchy tailbone. Applied hydrocortisone. Difficulty walking down stairs

Hello these past 2-3 days I ve noticed that my tailbone very sore. It s been itchy for a week and I might have been itching to hard? I applied hydrocortisone but it seems to help for an hour or so. Now I hav somewhat a hard time walking down the stairs I have to old my butt in order for it not to hurt and I can t sleep on it
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

Based on your symptoms, it could be coccydynia, a painful condition related to the tail bone.

As of now, you can take analgesics such as ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets.

If the pain persists even after 5-7 days, you can consult an orthopedic surgeon. An MRI of lower back may be required for evaluation.

As of now, there is no need to worry.
I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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