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Suggest Treatment For Severe Tailbone Fracture

a couple of years ago I slipped and fell in the shower and I think I broke my tailbone. I never went to the doctor but every person that I ve talked to including my mom who had her tailbone broke sad I broke my tailbone. Today I went pee and as I was pushing my tailbone popped should I be concerned
Mon, 5 Oct 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Ho thanks for your query.

Brief answer
Fracture coccyx

Detailed answer
You had a direct fall on your tailbone. You have fractured your coccyx. Avoid lying supine, either prone or on sides.

Use ring pillow to avoid pressure over coccyx region. May use Sitz bath hot water fomentation to reduce pain.Get an X ray coccyx ap and lateral at the earliest.

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Suggest Treatment For Severe Tailbone Fracture

Ho thanks for your query. Brief answer Fracture coccyx Detailed answer You had a direct fall on your tailbone. You have fractured your coccyx. Avoid lying supine, either prone or on sides. Use ring pillow to avoid pressure over coccyx region. May use Sitz bath hot water fomentation to reduce pain.Get an X ray coccyx ap and lateral at the earliest. Best luck