Tailbone (Coccyx) Injury Topic Guide
Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia): A coccyx injury results in pain and discomfort in the tailbone area (the condition is called coccydynia). These injuries may result in a bruise, dislocation, or fracture (break) of the coccyx. Treatment may involve taking pain medications, using stool softeners, corticosteroid injections, or surgical removal of the coccyx.
Painful Intercourse (Sex)
Painful intercourse or sex (dyspareunia) is pain or discomfort in a woman's labial, vaginal, or pelvic areas during or after sexual intercourse. Pain during sex can be caused by
The pain may be upon entry to the vagina; deep or cramping pain, and muscle spasms or tightness. Treatment for pain during intercourse is directed at the cause.
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