Pain in the end of the tailbone

Anonymous - lizzi@cpsed.net

I have been experiencing tailbone pain on and off for the last 6 months.

At first, it occurred about once a week, it seemed to happen the day after I took a long bath where I would put my feet up and lean on my tailbone. My husband did notice at times a slight bruise (we chalked it up to the hard tub, length of sitting and feet raised position)

Well this went on for about 4 months.

Now I am not chalking it up to the tub, because we moved 2 months ago and we only now have a shower . . and lately I have noticed that when I am laying in bed (head raised with 2 pillows) I feel pain in the tailbone. I reach to try to feel exact location of the pain and I lead myself to the end of the tailbone (as if it sticks out like a ball) I push on both sides, but feel nothing in the cheeks of my bottom. There is an exact pain, no bruising anymore. Now I am going to try to rearrange my bedroom, so that I don't need two pillows, I don't think that will help.

Any advice?

Updated 2003-02-09

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