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    Basically fell on ice right outside my house this morning and went straight down onto the tailbone like a ton of bricks. The pain! Took a while to get up, it still hurts quite a bit..sitting on hard surfaces and walking up stairs especially. I've fallen like that before but not on icy concrete! No bruise as of yet, happened about 9 hours ago. Wondering would it be possible I have fractured it? I'm quite underweight too so would probably be more exposed to injuring it than the norm! Would have to go provate for an x-ray, bahh. Basically, does that sound like I've just hurt it and it'll go away, would I have to be in absolute agony and unable to get up if it was a fracture/break? Or does that sound spot on like a fracture?
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    Talibone - brothers of the taliban.

    It's hard to tell, as often it is just bruising but you can never really know. If it's not impossible go down and have a scan. Better safe than sorry.
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    (Original post by StarsAreFixed)
    Basically fell on ice right outside my house this morning and went straight down onto the tailbone like a ton of bricks. The pain! Took a while to get up, it still hurts quite a bit..sitting on hard surfaces and walking up stairs especially. I've fallen like that before but not on icy concrete! No bruise as of yet, happened about 9 hours ago. Wondering would it be possible I have fractured it? I'm quite underweight too so would probably be more exposed to injuring it than the norm! Would have to go provate for an x-ray, bahh. Basically, does that sound like I've just hurt it and it'll go away, would I have to be in absolute agony and unable to get up if it was a fracture/break? Or does that sound spot on like a fracture?
    The answer to the title question is - incredibly easy! I've fractured mine five times in the last 10 years and it still hurts to sit on it. The first time I fell on my tailbone, the pain was excruciating but didn't go to the hosptial or have any scans (only found out later it was a fracture). I healed gradually by myself but was in pain for about 6 months? Definitely recommend getting it x-rays, if just for your own peace of mind
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    Okay thanks, think I'll try arrange one on Monday.
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    Most hospitals and/or doctors won't x-ray a coccyx. There's not a lot they can do, so they usually leave them to heal.

    I broke my coccyx in a car accident 4 years ago and have coccydynia - chronic pain in the coccyx. There's no treatment for a damaged coccyx, unless you want them to stick their finger up your bum and have it manipulated digitally. Yuck.
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    I'll see if it gets worse/prolonged. Just because there's no bruise yet? Would be a private clinic anyway.
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      I'll see if it gets worse/prolonged. Just because there's no bruise yet? Would be a private clinic anyway.
      You are young.
      The x-ray won't change anything (if broken they wont do anything, if not broken...they wont do anything)
      Meanwhile that will be a good dose of radiation to your rather young ovaries.

      painkillers and a cushion my dear.
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      It's quite easy I think, but it will get better on its own. I fell down some stairs in rollerskates once. . . . three years ago. It still hurts to sit for too long . I thought at the time I had just bruised it but apparently coz it's still so painful it probably broke, so I think it's fairly easy.

      But like others have said, there's nothing a doctor can do for a broken coccyx, so just rest and mind the ice
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      Could just be haemorrhoids dear.
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      Right, didn't realise it makes no difference! I'm sure it's not broken so that's fine. Thanks all for help.

      I'd be fairly confident haemorrhoids aren't caused by falling on ice..??
     
     
     
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