Excruciating coccyx pain

Debbie - dbolado@yahoo.com

Posted 2011-07-31

Hi I am a 36 year old female. My pain started about 4 months ago. I have pain off and on around my tailbone area. It doesn't hurt all the time, but when it does - it is excruciating pain. It also hurts sometimes when I trying to stand up and the pain stays for a few seconds after I get to a full upright position. My tail bone is also VERY sensitive to touch. I have lost about 15 pounds in the past 9 months. I am not sure if this has anything to do with it.

I went to my primary doctor last week and I went for xrays of my coccyx and lower spine, they said it looked normal. I have a follow up appt in the morning, but I am not sure if they are going to have any ideas on what is wrong with me. Should I ask for a MRI? Will that show more? I need to figure this out because I am tired of being in pain.



Note from Jon Miles - That symptom of an acute pain as you rise from sitting is typical of a coccyx that is dislocating when you sit down, then springs back when you stand. See Symptoms of coccydynia. It doesn't show up on a normal x-ray, because you are not sitting. There is a test, the dynamic sit/stand x-ray, designed to show it up. Usually people have pain when sitting as well, so Sharon is unusual that way.

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