Pain when getting up in the tailbone area - no cyst for 10 years


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Hi everyone! I wish I had found this forum when I was 12 and had to go through having these horrible cysts. Quick backstory - I got my first one at just after my 12th birthday and although antibiotics cleared it up, it obviously came back with vengeance and was a very painful abscess.

I had open wound surgery at a private hospital and my wound was packed everyday for over a month, luckily it healed very well. The whole experience was horrible though, I was in a lot of pain every time it was packed. Thankfully, I have not had a single cyst yet which I thank my lucky stars for.

However, since then, whenever I’ve been slouching on my seat directly over my tailbone for a long time, I get up and pain radiates in that area for a few seconds, almost like nerve damage. It doesn’t effect my day to day life, but I’ve always wondered what it could be. I haven’t had any scares or flare ups so I’m not sure.

Apologies if this has been asked a lot before! I’m completely new here.

Keep well


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I had surgery a year and a half ago and still get sore/shooting nerve pains if I lean back on my tailbone for too long. I don’t think it’s concerning unless it is constant and progressively gets worse after you change positions!


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It is likely just scar tissue that is sore and a little irritated. even when I didn't get flare ups, I'd feel that discomfort and be so paranoid!

But, try to avoid sitting like that. you don't want hair follicles getting plugged up or swollen. There is a reason why this used to be called "Jeep Seat" back during WWII. Jeep drivers were known to get this because of the sitting, slouching and bumpy rides! I though that was a funny story - not much else funny about Pilonidal!