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Suggest treatment for severe tailbone pain

Hi i had a baby 10 months ago and have suffered tail bone pain since I went to the gp a few weeks following delivery and iwas told It was totally normal and it would resolve in a few months since then It has got a lot worse, it s bruised and tthere Iis a deep red purple line starting in the middle of my buttocks nd ending at my tail bone wen I went back to the doctor afew days ago I was told to take pain killers and eventually it would resolve Is this normal? Should I get a second opinion please help :/
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, Tail bone pain is common after child birth as during normal delivery, the bone gets stretched too far, I would recommend you to
1 Use a ring pillow while sitting, so that you do not irritate your bone each time you sit
2 While lying down do not lye straight, lye either on sides or prone,
3 far a period of 14 days take antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day.
4 Hot Sitz bath will help relieve pain.

I hope that helps, If you have any more doubts, please feel free to contact.
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Suggest treatment for severe tailbone pain

Hi, Tail bone pain is common after child birth as during normal delivery, the bone gets stretched too far, I would recommend you to 1 Use a ring pillow while sitting, so that you do not irritate your bone each time you sit 2 While lying down do not lye straight, lye either on sides or prone, 3 far a period of 14 days take antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day. 4 Hot Sitz bath will help relieve pain. I hope that helps, If you have any more doubts, please feel free to contact.