Common "Coccydynia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Coccydynia refers to the pain felt in the coccyx. It is otherwise known as tailbone pain. The major symptom of coccydynia is pain and tenderness in the region above the buttocks. Causes of coccydynia include accident or injury, poor posture, the overweight or prolonged strain on the coccyx.

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Why am I having pain in my tailbone when I sit or stand up?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sharp pain in my tailbone area when I am sitting or standing up. This has been going on for several months and has not improved. I recently saw a doctor. He diagnosed it as a curve in my lumbar and suggested I see a chiropractor here. Is there anything else I could do to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it is worth having a second opinion and clearing your doubts. But I think your doctor is absolutely right about the cause of pain. This is due to a slightly curved spine in the lower back causing the tailbone pain. Chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy should ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my tailbone and a bump on my upper left buttock?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. I am currently experiencing slight pain in my tailbone. In addition, I can feel a small bump on my left upper buttock. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Yada Bhanutej

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tail bone pain, coccydynia, or coxalgia can be caused with or without injury. I suggest you avoid sitting on hard surfaces such as bikes or tables. You can also do the following: You can use a coccyx pillow as a cushion whenever you sit. You can apply an ice pac...  Read Full »

Why am I having a throbbing pain in the anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male unmarried. For more than one year, I feel pain in the anus like throbbing (pain like beating in the anus) and feeling huge pain four hours after masturbation. The pain continues for five minutes or 10 minutes and gradually reduce and stops. Pain rarely comes. So...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to a local infection or coccydynia. Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with a surgeon for a physical exam and an ultrasound of the soft tissues in this region. A dynamic radiography is necessary to investigate for cocc...  Read Full »

I have consistent, sharp pain in my tailbone. How to resolve it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old female, and I weigh 175 lbs and am 5.7 feet tall. I have noticed for the past few months, that sitting is becoming increasingly uncomfortable. I get a sharp pain in my tailbone if I sit for even 30 minutes to an hour. The pain when I straighten up again can cause me t...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You describe a condition called coccydynia. I suggest you try doing the following. Avoid soft cushiony seats where one would sink into. Sitting on firm seats is more comfortable than soft ones. Sit forwards rather than back, and by this I mean that avoid slouching in...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in coccyx area after cycling?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken up cycling as a form of exercise but now find that I have bad pain in my coccyx area when trying to stand after sitting. As I work in an office and sit for long periods, this is causing me severe discomfort. This has now been going on for three weeks. Week one of cycling,...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Coccydynia is what you seem to be getting and not uncommon if the bicycle seats are not comfortable. Try adding a gel cover over the top of the seat. You may try sitz bath and a cutout seat for your office chair. Take Co-codamol for pain. For more information consul...  Read Full »

Are PRP injections useful in chronic coccydynia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male suffering from coccydynia for many years due to injury. I fell back on cement at that time. X-ray showed a hairline fracture. The doctor said it will heal. Use donut cushion but the pain did not relieve. My pain symptoms are localized pain only in the coccyx area...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your condition is called coccydynia and usually, most of the patients improve with conservative treatment. You have also taken steroid injections which might have had given you relief for a few days. (Not mentioned in history but I am assuming). Surgery for the same is ...  Read Full »

Why am I having severe pain in the butt region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in excruciating pain and can hardly sit down, walk, stand, or lay without being in severe pain. The pain is coming from my left butt cheek, inwards, and more on top than where the hole is. However, I do not see anything on the skin. I do feel like something is growing underneath the...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. It seems you are having pain in the coccyx region. The coccyx is a small bone present between the anus and lower end of the spine(sacrum). There are many causes of pain in this region like a pilonid...  Read Full »

I have lower right back pain after a fall. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I fell on a wooden set of stairs last night and landed mostly on my right lower back. From the morning, I feel like someone is squeezing my kidney every time I move. The pain is even more severe when I move my right leg. I do not see any blood in my urine and I do not want to go all the w...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry to hear this. As you are telling the pain only when you are moving, it is most likely to be due to some local injury and muscle spasm. If you are getting pain while walking or while sitting on the floor or hard surface then there is a chance of bone injury e...  Read Full »

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