Sudden pain in the night

VB - bnoo@yahoo.com

For the last years (I don't remember when it started) I have had sudden tail bone attacks. Mostly it happens at night time and it wakes me up. Pain starts, builds up in intensity (it really really hurts), continues for about 10-15 minutes and than gradually goes away.

Sometimes I have the feeling that I need to have bowel movement or pass gas but it doesn't happen.

I noticed that if I put something warm on my back right at the beginning of an attack it sometime help to prevent it.

It doesn't happen very often so far, but when it comes I wish I had something to help me to get relief immediately.

I'm 42-year-old male and never went to the doctor re. this issue so maybe I should. Does anyone have the similar symptoms?

Thanks

Updated 2003-07-19

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