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Tailbone Pain - AGONY

(8 Posts)
lemonslemonslemons Thu 17-Dec-15 14:20:04

I am only 15 weeks with DC2 and I have the worst tailbone pain ever. I am in agony. It hurts when I walk, sit and lie down! It is ok to put a hot water bottle on it? Will that help? Has anyone else had/got this?

s098 Thu 17-Dec-15 17:32:35

I had this quite a bit when i was still working but i do still get it some days. Couldnt really find much to help it apart from a paracetamol if it was really bad, also a warm bath might take the edge off it. And avoid standing or sitting in the same position for too long

redtammy Thu 17-Dec-15 20:33:06

That sounds like pelvic girdle pain - so sharp it makes you cry out/nearly fall down? If so get to the doctor and ask for referral for physio. I have it in my hip/buttock and it has been so bad I have ended up crawling on the floor in tears because I can't walk. But some easy exercises can really help.

ammature Thu 17-Dec-15 22:51:51

I have coccyx pain. I got a referral to the specialist pregnancy physio and this is what she advised which has really helped. Get a cocyx wedge cushion- available in Argos/Amazon and use it whenever you sit anywhere. Ice the area. She advised soAking a maxi pad in water and freezing it and using that which is great. Also do your pelvic floor exercises regularly. She did tell me that there is a procedure they can do after you have the baby which helps- finger up the bum though- and that I might have this issue for life 😖take care of it though I think i made it worse by sitting awkwardly and threw my back out.

ammature Thu 17-Dec-15 22:52:43

Hot water bottle is fine I use it loads plus hot baths and paracetamol

wickedwaterwitch Thu 17-Dec-15 22:53:26

Check it's not an abscess

SunnyDays1987 Fri 18-Dec-15 13:19:57

I had it really bad in early pregnancy but it got better as my pregnancy went on. I had it on my first pill break after giving birth too so I think it might be hormonal with me. Although I did hurt my coccyx when I was younger and have had intermittent pain there over the years. Anyways it did get better for me so fingers crossed for you too!

Tangoandcreditcards Fri 18-Dec-15 13:22:06

I had this! (Both pregnancies) Related to SPD.

Saw a chiropractor at 20w this time who fixed it. Also hot water bottle, not walking anywhere, not pushing anything (like a trolley), not picking up heavy things (like DS).

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