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Nervous About Coccygectomy Surgery

Nervous About Getting Tailbone Removed I must admit I’m pretty nervous about having my tailbone, also known as the coccyx, removed on December 4th. The biggest risk of the surgery is infection due to the location of the incision. Its hard to find much information related to coccygectomy procedures since its fairly rare. But what information Ive found has yielded some useful information. Ive purchased a walker from Amazon.com and a padded raised toilet seat. Ive also purchased Hibicleanse, which I still use has a body wash to help prevent infection. I will definitely post more information about this...

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Coccygectomy – Coccyx Tailbone Removal Surgery Scheduled

Coccygectomy Surgery Scheduled Well, its official. I will be having surgery on December 4, 2012 to remove my coccyx, better known as the tailbone. The surgery is projected to last about three hours and I will be in the hospital for 2 to 3 days. This surgery can be very risky due to the location of the incision. The incision is going to be about 4 inches in length and will start about 1 inch above my rectum and move up towards my back. Risks of the surgery include bowel perforation, infection, and nerve damage. It is anticipated that...

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Ouch! My Tailbone Hurts!

My Tailbone Really Hurts! For over a decade I’ve had chronic pain in my tailbone. When I sit down pain radiates from the bottom of my spine throughout my glutes. When stand up, the pain intensifies briefly…but it’s excruciating. ¬†Pretty much the only time I’m not in pain is if I’m laying down or standing up. Over the years I’ve had a series of cortisone shots in my tailbone. When I first started having the pain, the shots seemed to help. Even though the pain did not go away completely, it was bearable. About a year ago, the pain...

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