Tailbone/Coccyx pain

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English Alf
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   Posted 2/26/2012 3:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if my latest problem/pain is PCa related or not, so I was wondering if anyone else experienced anything similar?
For about two weeks I had a very tender coccyx (tailbone), but I would now describe it as painful. I have been finding it increasingly difficult to sit on any type of surface, eg hard chair, soft chair, armchair, bed, bicycle saddle etc, the worst thing has been trying to sit in the bath.
I have an appointment with the uro in a couple of weeks, so obviously he will get told if it has not gone away before then, but does this sound normal? Otherwise I guess I need to see my GP sooner rather than later. I am worried I am going to give myself a bad back as I now seem to be sitting in a lopsided way to keep the weight off it. I am also feeling very tired as I can’t rest/relax much.
(I had Da Vinci in July 2009 and SRT from April to June 2010)
Any suggestions welcome
Age dx 48
04/09 PSA 8.6, DRE neg. Biop 2/12 pos. G=3+3
07/09 RALP at AVL Amsterdam
Cath out at 1wk Dry at night
PostOp G=3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b. No PNI No vasc.inv. Clear margins
09/09 No pads
11/09 PSA 0.1
03/10 PSA 0.4 04/10 CT.
Summer/10 66Gy SRT
09/10 PSA<0.1
01/11 PSA<0.1
04/11 PSA<0.1
07/11 PSA<0.1
10/11 PSA<0.1
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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/26/2012 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Two weeks worth of painful problem means GO SEE A DOCTOR idea

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   Posted 2/26/2012 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter had pain there and was told she may have a cyst on her tailbone. I also had pain there before they found my perianal abscess.

Post Edited (jobell) : 2/26/2012 5:15:47 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/26/2012 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Doesn't sound like it would be PCa related at first glance. I would call my GP for a first step.
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   Posted 2/26/2012 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the others - go to the GP soon. I had a friend with symptoms like that and it turned out he had a small fracture.

Could be anything. I think we'd all be surprised if it was PC.
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   Posted 2/26/2012 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I had that starting about 4 months after surgery.
I was told that this kind of pain could linger for a long time. Mine lasted about 5 months and then went away.

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   Posted 3/15/2012 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
An update
Firstly the pain has been getting better all by itself. Alsmost gone in fact.

I mentioned it at my check-up yesterday and the doc said it was hardly going to be PCa with a PSA less than 0.1. We did though wonder if it might also have been the result of a couple of a few weeks of having loads of BMs each day (sometimes as many as five) and that I might thus have rubbed the area too much!
And I'm wondering if it might just have been some bruising from a long (fast) cycle ride on bumpy roads, or some other bump I didn't notice at the time.

A classic case of worrying that every ailment is PCa related!!!
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