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Tailbone/coccyx pain

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Daydreaming Mon 04-Jul-11 20:42:34

For the last couple of days I have had pain in my tailbone. Not really bad, but just a dull ache, and not aware of it the whole time.
I do suffer from a bit of health anxiety, so always imagining the worst.... I am not pregnant and have not had any injury to the area. I never think "it's just an ache, it will go away..." When I get any pain I always think "it must be cancer/heart attack/etc". blush
I do get a bit of IBS - could it be related to that somehow?

Daydreaming Mon 04-Jul-11 21:53:23

Bump - anyone??

RandomMess Mon 04-Jul-11 21:56:41

I wonder if your muscles etc are tight/stiff.

Consider going to an osteopath?

Fatimalovesbread Mon 04-Jul-11 22:01:04

I suffer from coccyx pain but I broke mine several years ago and so its niggles every so often. Especially if I do something to aggravate it

I suffer from health anxiety so I understand how hard it can be not to think the worst sometimes but likelihood is you'll have strained something somehow smile

Daydreaming Mon 04-Jul-11 22:11:08

Thanks to you both.

decena Mon 04-Jul-11 22:52:01

I have had this for months. Occasional dull pain, sharper if I am sitting on a hard bench. thought it could be internal piles but eventually went to (female) doctor who did an internal - basically stuck her finger up my backside and pushed about. The only time it hurt was when she pushed directly on the end of my tailbone. She said that I must have knocked it somehow (although can't think when) and apparently this bone has a very poor blood supply so it take ages/months to heal. she confirmed that pushing every other way inside my back passage caused no pain so was satisfied that it could only be the tailbone.
Hope this helps.

RandomMess Mon 04-Jul-11 22:58:00

I broke mine - it's taken over 18 months for it to heal..................they are delicate items!

Daydreaming Mon 04-Jul-11 23:09:21

Thanks Decena, that's reassuring.

Random - poor you - I hope you are better now.

WhatsWrongWithYou Mon 04-Jul-11 23:11:12

Sprained mine ski-ing 4 years ago. Took a good 18 months to stop hurting. Still gives me a bit of gyp occasionally.

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