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I hurt my coccyx twice within two years, 5 years ago.

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I hurt my coccyx twice within two years, 5 years ago. Recently I've been exercising a lot more and have noticed spasms, like a painless pulsing around my coccyx which comes and goes. What could be the cause? It doesn't really cause me any problems except occassionally it happens when I am moving my bowels and seems to confuse my body about what should be moving. Should I get it investigated or not?

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Do you have backache?

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I'm 36. No backache. I was overweight when I started upping my exercise at the start of lockdown (that's why I started doing more). I'm 160cm tall, I started at 74kg and am now 63kg.
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Thanks for the details

This can be due to excessive straining during exercise

I don,t think it is anything serious

I would still suggest that you should have it examined to make sure that you don,t need an X-ray for further evaluation

It can just be a muscle spasm

Sometime with excessive exercise there could be some electrolyte imbalance causing muscular spasm as well

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