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Hi, Occasionally My Coccyx Is A Little Tender. It Has

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Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020
Question: Hi, occasionally my coccyx is a little tender. It has also seeped a little blood in the past too. The other day in the shower I noticed a movable lump about 2 cm big which has since slightly decreased in size.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
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Hi there

Thanks for the query

Is the pain worse since a few days?

Is the bleeding recent?

It's possible you may have an infection in the skin in that region due to hair ingrowth likely a Pilonidal cyst.

If you are unwell or have a temperature it's best to see a doctor at the Emergency Department to rule out an infected cyst or abscess.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Aashish Raghu




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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (9 hours later)
Hi Dr. Aashish XXXXXXX I've had no pain recently. It feels slightly tender maybe once per month. The bleeding occurred a few months ago. The lump feels movable when lubricated with soap, but feels more firm when it is not.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (4 hours later)
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It's possibly a cyst that gets infected on and off. I suggest you can get get it looked at by a General Surgeon or if it's not possible to meet one you can get an Ultrasound scan to find out the contents of the cyst.
Note: For further queries, consult a joint and bone specialist, an Orthopaedic surgeon. Book a Call now.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Hi, Occasionally My Coccyx Is A Little Tender. It Has

Brief Answer: Answer Detailed Answer: Hi there Thanks for the query Is the pain worse since a few days? Is the bleeding recent? It's possible you may have an infection in the skin in that region due to hair ingrowth likely a Pilonidal cyst. If you are unwell or have a temperature it's best to see a doctor at the Emergency Department to rule out an infected cyst or abscess. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Aashish Raghu