Pain in the butt

Hello my name is Katrina -

I'm 12 years old and have had a pain in the Butt for 7 months. I go to school on a regular basis but push around an office chair from class to class. I have had this pain in butt for a long time now and it seems like it will never go away. I have had MRI's, cat scans, bone scans, cortizone injections and TONS of x-rays. All the doctors don't know what's wrong with me and believe me when you don't know what you have it can get pretty scary at some times.

I had one doctor who told my mom she believed I was faking. Before this pain in the butt I danced 4 nights a week 3 or 4 hours a night I was in competition dance. And this doctor said to my mom she thought that I hated competition dace and wanted to Quit, but I did not know how to tell her. I WAS SO UPSET! Then other doctors are so nice.

Any how I have had 2 cortizone shots in the coccyx, and have a manual manipulation of my spine during surgery. I have also been on 3 different anti-inflamatories. It's been a long haul.

In 1 week I'll be going to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto to se the orthopedic doctor we are going to suggest the removal of the tail bone. If any one can give me any encouragement or thoughts they would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to read your opinions or thoughts!

From: Katrina

Posted 2001-04-04

Response from Karol Johnston

My daughter is also 12 and has just in the last month started to feel great pain in her coccyx. X-rays have been taken and have shown nothing. So our own search to this begins. I just wanted to tell you there are young people out there your age going through the same thing and you are not alone in your pain. My families thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope that you soon find relief for your pain and to hang in there.

Updated 2001-10-28

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