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Tailbone pain when sitting in certain position or clenching buttocks. No injury. What could it be?

I have made an appointment for next week, I just wanted to know what I could be looking at. I have had a dull tailbone pain for a few months now, its nothing horrible, I can deal with it, but it just isn t going away. The only time I feel this pain is when I sit in a certain position, or I clench my butt cheeks. I didn t sustain an injury that I can think of, but the pain started on a specific date that I can pinpoint. Its not like it gradually became a problem. Thank you for your time
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

If it is started suddenly on a particular date, injury is the possibility.
Inflammation comes next.
Coccyx or its junction with sacrum can be affected by degeneration, infiltration from adjoining structures and so on.
Physical examination is necessary - it generally includes rectal and pelvic examination also
An X-ray is also usual.
It can be protracted, but generally responds.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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