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What causes swelling in the tailbone area?

hi my name is tricia and I had a quick question to ask. my grandmother ask altzhimers so their for she can not tell us what wrong with he. Andover the past week as I have bin changing her pull ups her backside near her tail bone is really swollen out. it doesn t look like the skin has fluid in it. its swollen its hardtop explain. it would be great if I can send a pic so you can tell me what s going on.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Tailbone area swelling is usually because of trauma. There are chances of incetion which can cause swelling. It would be ideal to examine her clinically as that gives best idea. Picture may help. Sometimes it may be just a normal thing which you may feel as swelling. There is muscle atrophy in older people, so some times normal finding may be mistaken for swelling.
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What causes swelling in the tailbone area?

Tailbone area swelling is usually because of trauma. There are chances of incetion which can cause swelling. It would be ideal to examine her clinically as that gives best idea. Picture may help. Sometimes it may be just a normal thing which you may feel as swelling. There is muscle atrophy in older people, so some times normal finding may be mistaken for swelling.