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Suggest treatment for the lump on tailbone

I have a very swollen tailbone- near the bottom of the tailbone there is a lump/ a swell. It is very uncomfortable and hurts to walk/lie down/sit down and is painful when i put any pressure on it. I have been taking painkillers which do take some of the pain away, but is this something that will go away on it's own or should i see a doctor?
Wed, 17 Sep 2014
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Welcome to health care magic.

1.Suggest you to see a doctor for this issue - the reasons is there are quite a few complications for the lumps on the tail bone / perianal region.
2.Mostly possible cause will be hair follicular infection / infective aetiology which is causing pain and tenderness.
3.The treatment in this case after examination a course of antibiotic ( if small one)
4.If not responding to the treatment or larger in size then a small incision and drainage will be necessary.
5.The complications are pilonidal sinus, fistulas ( which needs operative treatments) so treat it as soon as you can - take good post procedural care. Good luck.

Hope i have answered your query.
Any thing to ask do not hesitate. Thank you.
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Suggest treatment for the lump on tailbone

Welcome to health care magic. 1.Suggest you to see a doctor for this issue - the reasons is there are quite a few complications for the lumps on the tail bone / perianal region. 2.Mostly possible cause will be hair follicular infection / infective aetiology which is causing pain and tenderness. 3.The treatment in this case after examination a course of antibiotic ( if small one) 4.If not responding to the treatment or larger in size then a small incision and drainage will be necessary. 5.The complications are pilonidal sinus, fistulas ( which needs operative treatments) so treat it as soon as you can - take good post procedural care. Good luck. Hope i have answered your query. Any thing to ask do not hesitate. Thank you.