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injury to my tailbone. a giant lump appeared and burst?

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I recently fell down the stairs and had a really bad injury to my tailbone the pain was severe for several days, three days ago a giant lump appeared and today it has burst and is leaking blood and pus. It looks horrific and I had to include pictures as the location is not visible to me and would probably make it easier to offer information for me. I am just so confused as I expected to have bruising more than a giant hole in my back!

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3 days ago

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today


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replied January 24th, 2012
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Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. It can be infected hair follicles or boils. A Boil is caused by an infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle. Apply warm compresses on the bump and keep the area clean. You should consult a doctor as you might need a course of antibiotics/anti-inflammatories to take care of the same.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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