Avatar universal

Sitting on a golf ball?

A couple months back, while sitting, I noticed it felt like I was sitting on a small ball. While feeling the area with my hand a noticed a thin strip of what help like fat (squishy, moveable) around my tailbone extending towards my anus. About 4-5 inches long. It does not hurt but when I sit it feels like a ball in sitting on and when I touch it I can feel this strip that is moveable. Around the same time I noticed I had pretty bad hemmroids. That cleared up in 2 weeks but this strip of fat or whatever it is still remains. No blood, no problem using the restroom. No pain but only discomfort when I sit. Any idea what this could be?
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
973741 tn?1342342773
Sounds painful. The tailbone or coccyx and sacrum are all in that area and it sounds like you injured it a bit. I'd guess it is swollen. Can you tolerate ibuprofen? That works to reduce swelling pretty well along with ice. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10436-coccydynia-tailbone-pain  That link has suggestions on how to relieve it. If it doesn't get better, see your doctor!
Helpful - 1
Avatar universal
It is hemorrhoids - not all of them cause pain.  The high blood pressure that sometimes causes them can leave the area still swollen and distended for months - if not years.

From the Mayo Clinic:

The best way to prevent hemorrhoids is to keep your stools soft, so they pass easily. To prevent hemorrhoids and reduce symptoms of hemorrhoids, follow these tips:

Eat high-fiber foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Doing so softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids. Add fiber to your diet slowly to avoid problems with gas.
Drink plenty of fluids. Drink six to eight glasses of water and other liquids (not alcohol) each day to help keep stools soft.
Consider fiber supplements. Most people don't get enough of the recommended amount of fiber — 20 to 30 grams a day — in their diet. Studies have shown that over-the-counter fiber supplements, such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel), improve overall symptoms and bleeding from hemorrhoids.

If you use fiber supplements, be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water or other fluids every day. Otherwise, the supplements can cause or worsen constipation.

Don't strain. Straining and holding your breath when trying to pass a stool creates greater pressure in the veins in the lower rectum.
Go as soon as you feel the urge. If you wait to pass a bowel movement and the urge goes away, your stool could dry out and be harder to pass.
Exercise. Stay active to help prevent constipation and to reduce pressure on veins, which can occur with long periods of standing or sitting. Exercise can also help you lose excess weight that might be contributing to your hemorrhoids.
Avoid long periods of sitting. Sitting too long, particularly on the toilet, can increase the pressure on the veins in the anus.
Helpful - 0
363281 tn?1643235611
Hello~I would try putting some ice on the area and see if that helps the swelling. If it continues to hurt, then I would see your physician.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the General Health Community

Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1643235611
Nelson, New Zealand
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482849837
80052 tn?1550343332
way off the beaten track!, BC
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.