Lump around the tailbone

Dan -

I've been experiencing pain off and on around my tailbone for several months now. I think it all started around a year ago when I fell on my tailbone playing volleyball. I didn't think anything of it, as there wasn't much pain at the time.

However, as time went by, I noticed that there seemed to be a marble-like "growth" around my tailbone, and pressing on it caused pain. Not excruciating pain, but just uncomfortable. The pain seems to flare up every now and then arbitrarily.

Since it isn't a constant pain, I haven't seen a doctor yet. I've been hoping it will just go away. I'm having pain tonight, so I decided to search around on the web to see if anyone else was having similar experiences. I found your website, and I began reading some of your personal experiences. Now, I'm very much so worried.

I also have been experiencing a very faint numbness in my left toes for the past few months. Once again it's nothing major, so I haven't gone to a doctor for it. I never thought of the two being related, but now I wonder.

I just hope this thing isn't a tumor of some sort.

Can you or anyone else recommend a good doctor in the NYC area, preferably NYC or Bergen County, NJ?

Thanks very much for your informative site and any other information you can give me.



Updated 2002-04-07

What is coccydynia? | Investigation and diagnosis | Treatment | Coping with coccyx pain | Find a doctor or specialist

Medical papers | Personal experiences | Links to other sites | Support groups | Site map