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Old 07-15-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Arrow Can I feel my coccyx moving?

Hi everyone -

When I'm sitting, if I shift my weight from side to side I can feel sort of like a marble moving right between the cleft of my buttocks. I can't move the tailbone itself with my fingers, so I think it might actually be rubbing against the inside of my skin or something.

Am I sitting on my tailbone? My *** has looked a little flat lately and my hips hurt like crazy sometimes (not all the time - mostly in the morning and at night, I've found, but they can also hurt during the day when I'm sitting or laying down. By hips I mean the center and both sides, sometimes one side more than the other). If I change the way I'm sitting I can no longer feel the "marble".

I do not have a Pilonidal cyst, that I'm sure of.

I can't imagine that's it's broken; I haven't fallen on my back in the last few years and, like I said, it only hurts some of the time.

I have lost over 100 pounds over the last year and a half. This is due to a sudden change in environment - the food that I used to binge on just wasn't there anymore. I am a lot skinnier than I have ever been. Do thin people normally feel their coccyx when sitting?


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It's worth mentioning that my lymph nodes on both sides of my neck and groin have been swollen for three and a half months. The MRI showed that the biggest one was almost 2 CM but I've talked to three doctors and none of them are worried. I don't know if this is at all related.

Also, I'm having some peripheral neuropathy (sharp pains in tips of fingers and toes) and a slight twitch by my nose that has subsided a little. I don't know if either of these symptoms are related to anything.

 
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Re: Can I feel my coccyx moving?

The coccyx is attached by ligaments to the sacrum so in theory ligaments can move. You could even be feeling ligament inflammation or movement.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Can I feel my coccyx moving?

Oh, interesting!

I have been having bad hip pain (like I said) for a while. I switched shoes and that improved things a little.

my last CBC was good except monocytes (which were 14). I heard monocytes go up with inflamation. Is it possible the ligaments around my coccyx are inflamed due to wearing poor shoes for so long?

 
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