Coccydynia or pilonoidal cyst?

Michelle -

I am a 21 year old female. I have pain in my tailbone that makes it difficult to sit up straight and to lay on my back. I get it about every month or two and it lasts for about 3 or 4 days. It hurts very much when I touch it and I have a very hard time sitting during these few days.

I was looking up information online about coccydynia and Pilonidal Cysts. I am not sure which I would have if any at all. It is very aggravating and I just wanted to have a clear idea on what I could possibly have before I go to the doctors so I can give them something to look for.

Please let me know if anyone knows if this sounds familiar and what it is. Thank you.



Updated 2002-02-17

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