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I have a lump on my tailbone what could that be?

By Anonymous June 16, 2012 - 2:15am
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For months my butt has hurt like I broke it. When I sit I am in severe pain and I have to use a donut. I don't remember falling but I assumed I did something to hurt it. Today I felt around the bone and there is a lump on the bone and it is sensitive to the touch. Any idea on what that could be?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. It would be hard for us to suggest a possible diagnosis and we cannot provide you a diagnosis on here although if you didn't have any sort of fall to cause the pain, I would certainly go to the doctor to have it checked. Some common things that may cause severe pain in the spine area are boils that can grow and need to be removed. The tailbone is also a common thing that can be broken but if you did not have an trauma, I would assume that may not be the case. Do yourself a favor and have it checked especially since you are in so much pain. Keep us posted.


June 16, 2012 - 6:04am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you MIssie. I don't believe at this time it is a boil because it is not my skin that has the lump. My actual tailbone seems to have a lump on it. I assumed that I maybe did something to it and just didn't remember, but the pain hasn't subsided and then when I went to feel it the bone seems to have something hard and round, which is what I can only describe as a lump. I know I need to see a dr. I am just truly embarrassed considering it is my butt and all. :)

June 18, 2012 - 1:02pm
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