Re: 21 yr old...scared and concerned
This does not sound like colon cancer. What it sounds like is low back pain with possible sciatic radiation into the buttocks. I assume you had a normal urine test. I would pursue the sciatica possibility, as lumbar disc bulging or herniation can press on the nerve going into your buttocks and cause a very uncomfortable pressure sensation in the sacrum/tailbone area. Some anti=inflammatories, muscle relaxants and caution with body mechanics, no lifting, etc might work. This usually requires an MRI to see the discs clearly, and sometimes if the Dr thinks that is what it is, they will just treat you the first time and see how you do.