My Tail Bone Hurts!

The medical term for painful tail bone is Coccydynia. And it means just that: pain. And the condition that causes the pain whether it be a break, a bruise, an infection near the bone itself isn't specified by the name for the condition. The tail bone is not alike in all of us. Some of us have shorter ones than others, it's usually about 3-5 segments. So it is possible to get separations or cracks in one little region of the tailbone.  The wrong crack or bruise can cause nerve compression, and that is definitely a cause of tailbone pain. There are rare tumors and diseases of the tail bone, that virtually no gynos have ever seen, and mostly not even heard of these diseases so we don't really worry about those conditions in women with tailbone bane. It's probably possible to get arthritis in the tailbone joints, but it's not really know if that can cause pain. So your tailbone might hurt, and if it does, give it a few days to see if it's just a bruise, and after that, go gab with your gyno. 


  1. I have been having pain near my ovaries more on the left side.There is also non pitting edema only on the ankle like a fibrous blob with no pain.I am hypo thyroid but have had all tests done and are normal.All other problems have been ruled out.Hormone tests are normal.Occasionally I have spotting in between periods.I am 40yrs old not sexually active.Could Pressure on my sciatic nerve cause some compression somewhere in the reproductive or bladder area which is causing this condition.Edema like a blob is bilateral but more on the left side.Elevating legs does not seem to decrease it.

  2. You may want to surf some of the posts on pelvic pain and infections. There are panels of tests we use that are probe based (not actual cultures) to determine less common causes of infection. Endometriosis, myofascial pains, tubal torsions, pelvic adhesions and subclinical pelvic inflammatory diseases all can cause pain that is not picked up by standard treatments. Most of those conditions do not cause ankle swelling, nor does typical sciatic pain, and those symptoms should be evaluated to see if it is related or not.


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