Tailbone Pain?

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Regards, n nI want to ask about the pain I suffered for almost 7 months. Cleavage (sorry) the buttocks area at the end of the tailbone there is a wound. Initially around January I went to a general practitioner and my wounds were cleaned and treated. I was also given oral medication and sagestam ointment. The sores sometimes disappear and sometimes come back when I am tired / sit for a long time and the sores come back and sometimes they like mixed with pus and smell. Can the wound heal permanently? What is the treatment for my wound. thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Sammy, thank you for the question.


Wounds in general can occur due to various things. There are several things that can cause this condition, including:

Blunt trauma, or the occurrence of tissue injury due to collisions with non-sharp objects. Usually this injury requires a strong impact or force to cause tissue damage
Sharp trauma, such as a knife / razor cut, or a sword or other sharp weapon
Being in a monotonous pressure or position for a long time, or getting a very strong force for a short time. This can lead to pressure ulcers. This condition is commonly found in people who sit or sleep in a long position, for example, in patients who have been hospitalized for a long time, or in elderly people who sit in wheelchairs. Areas that are often associated with pressure ulcers include: Shoulders, elbows, the back of the head, the area around the lower back or spine, the buttocks or coccyx.
Infection or tissue damage due to infection in the body, for example infection in the skin area


Wounds initially appear as tissue injuries, which are skin tissue that is damaged or cut off, resulting in exposure of the inside of the skin to the outside. This can facilitate infection by bacteria, fungi, and other foreign objects, so that later the wound will become difficult to heal, or symptoms of infection occur, such as redness, pus or pus, and the wound becomes difficult to heal. The habit of wearing damp pants or clothing can also exacerbate the condition of the wound that occurs in the area covered by the clothing, because this condition can moisten the area and lead to re-infection.


I suggest for now, check with an Internal Medicine Specialist or a Surgeon. At this time, try not to touch the wound with your hands, then try not to wear clothes that are too thick so that the wound is not damp. Consumption of foods high in protein can also help heal wounds, but of course this must be adjusted to your physical condition. Also try not to sit for long periods of time, so that tissue damage doesn't occur again. If the wound becomes very painful and there is bleeding that won't heal, immediately send yourself to the emergency room.


I hope this helps.


Dr. Otniel Budi Krisetya

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