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I think I've broken my bottom but I don't want to show the doctor :(

(19 Posts)
EggwiniasRevenge Thu 11-Apr-13 22:48:53

My last one was at least that to be comfortable to do 'normal' stuff.

It was a lot longer to be able to sit without pain sad

fuckwittery Thu 11-Apr-13 22:13:36

Hope the painkillers kick in. I'm trying to remember how long mine took to feel better - I'm afraid i think it was about 2 weeks (but possibly extended due to preg hormones - they soften everything I think)

EggwiniasRevenge Thu 11-Apr-13 21:27:08

I have naproxen.

She had a prod but tbh she didn't prod low enough for the most painful area.

Diagnosed as a bruised coccyx.

fuckwittery Thu 11-Apr-13 20:32:14

how is your bum today, did you have to show it to the doctor?

EggwiniasRevenge Wed 10-Apr-13 23:33:51

Ooops wrong thread...

EggwiniasRevenge Wed 10-Apr-13 23:33:10

An update from my last hour...

Twins have completely trashed my lounge by cutting out flamingos...
twins have tidied 75% of the mess
I am stuck on the sofa with a spider running around my lounge. This doesn't bother me but DTD2 sat in hysterics.
DTD1 wouldn't deal with spider
DTD1 went to bathroom...turned the light on and blew the bulb and the consumer unit trip switch.
Consumer unit is in the garage, at ceiling height
Ladder to reach the consumer unit is outside the bathroom. I looked at it today and thought 'I must move that back to garage in case I need to get to the electrics.
I have no upstairs lights (DTDs have sorted lamps for all but bedroom)
I have no mobility
I am not a happy bunny sad

MikeLitoris Wed 10-Apr-13 21:22:46

I fractured mine a few years ago.

The dr had a quick feel but did say it wasnt 100% necessary.

I still get pain now when I sit on it too long. I have an office job so do a lot of sitting.

I bought a coccyx pillow and it made a big difference.

EggwiniasRevenge Wed 10-Apr-13 21:13:45

Oh and coughing hurts a lot. Laughing...and as for sneezing....lets not mention that...

EggwiniasRevenge Wed 10-Apr-13 21:11:55

my erm crevice is a bit deep to ice it

fuckwittery Wed 10-Apr-13 21:07:06

oooh i bruised my coccyx falling down the stairs when I was about 8 months pregnant and it was agony. My nct teacher lent me one of those donut rings designed for people who had ripped apart fanjos as I couldn't sit down. They couldn't give me an xray as I was pregnant, but your doctor can prescribe serious painkillers and send you for an xray. I don't even think they'd do any prodding given your symptoms and the fact you did it falling down the stairs - likely to be coccyx injury ime and x-ray will show if anything broken. you need anti-inflammatories as well I think.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 10-Apr-13 21:00:15

Mine didn't. I think the fact I couldn't sit helped her diagnose my broken bottom.

QueenOfCats Wed 10-Apr-13 20:54:07

Oh and mine is very well padded!

You poor thing - have you tried icing it?

QueenOfCats Wed 10-Apr-13 20:53:21

Yes, the dr had a little prod of my coccyx (which sent me through the roof!) but didn't look

Lucyellensmum95 Wed 10-Apr-13 20:45:01

owwwwwww - have some wine

EggwiniasRevenge Wed 10-Apr-13 20:36:47

But did they touch it.

Im a bit scared because the area is well padded...

I have done similar before without getting it checked but I don't remember it being quite this bad.

And I can't get up with children in the language is a bit...unsuitable....

roundtower Wed 10-Apr-13 20:31:52

I injured mine and never got it checked. It took a long time to heal. I was ok once up and walking but sitting on a hard chair hurt and getting up was AGONY. I used to do a sort of primal yell getting up at home. I tried to avoid sitting down in public as I think the yell would have scared the general public. grin

Definitely get it checked out.

QueenOfCats Wed 10-Apr-13 20:24:49

I feel your pain - I did exactly the same thing! I was 3 months pregnant with dd at the time blush

As far as I know, unless you are having difficulties weeing or numbness or tingling in the old undercarriage, they won't do a rectal exam!

They may send you for an X-ray, will give you some decent painkillers and probably just tell you to give it time to heal I'm afraid.

Mine was agonisingly painful - I was shuffling around hunched over with my legs apart, couldn't sit stand or lie down properly. Dr was certain mine was fractured but couldn't have an X-ray due to being pg.

Hope the pain doesn't last too long!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 10-Apr-13 20:16:52

I broke my coccyx and no-one examined me internally to diagnose it, the GP went off the history of the accident and the symptoms I was experiencing. Go to your GP to ask for painkillers.

EggwiniasRevenge Wed 10-Apr-13 20:14:27

I've fallen down the stairs and hit my bottom on about 4 stairs. This was yesterday morning.

I have a lot of pain in the coccyx area.

I can't sit, stand or lay down without discomfort .

Standing up from laying or sitting is agony. It can take me 5mins to get from sitting to fully standing.
Clenching my buttocks is agony.
Direct pressure on the base of my spine is agony.

Paracetamol and ibuprofen aren't touching it. I took cocodamol at the weekend for neck pain and being addictive don't want to keep taking them but I don't think they will be effective.

I want some more effective pain management, but I don't want to have my bottom looked at. I particularly don't want to have an internal examination which I have seen on some web sites...

Can anyone tell me what they would do if I walk into the doctors and tell them I have broken my bottom?

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