Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tailbone Fracture Symptoms

Symptoms of a coccyx fracture include:

  • Severe tailbone pain after injury
    • Pain worsens with sitting
  • Tenderness overlying the tailbone
  • Swelling overlying the tailbone
  • Bruising overlying the tailbone
  • Deformity of the tailbone

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Last Updated: May 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tailbone Fracture References
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