Any after-effects besides pain after surgery?

Henrietta -

I am a homehealth nurse and I am curious about whether or not anyone experienced any changes in bowel/bladder function or had abdominal problems after surgery. I am trying to relate function of coccyx to other body functions.



Note from Jon Miles:

Elsewhere on this site, I summarised seven medical papers about coccygectomy covering 209 operations. None of the papers reported any change in bowel function following the surgery. One paper reported that four out of 60 patients had temporary urinary retention.

Updated 2002-11-17

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