Pelvic Floor Prolapse (Sagging) after Coccygectomy

  • At the time of surgery to remove the coccyx (coccygectomy), it is somewhat variable what the surgeon does.
  • Sometimes the tailbone is partially removed, sometimes completely removed.
  • Surgeons differ in their opinions as to how important it is or isn’t to try to re-attach the pelvic floor tendons that were previously attached to the coccyx.
  • After surgery, most people do not have problems due to losing the natural attachments to the coccyx.
  • But perhaps 5% or less may develop a complication called pelvic floor prolapse, where the floor of the pelvis starts to sag downward, which can cause problems with bowel and bladder function.
Regarding complications and side-effects from coccygectomy (surgical removal of the tailbone), please click on the links below:
To come to Dr. Foye’s Tailbone Pain Center:
Tailbone Pain Book:

To get your copy of Dr. Foye’s book, “Tailbone Pain Relief Now!” click on this link:

Tailbone Pain Book cover Foye

Book: “Tailbone Pain Relief Now! Causes and Treatments for Your Sore or Injured Coccyx” by Patrick Foye, M.D.

Patrick Foye, M.D.
Follow Me

Comments are closed.

Book Now Available! Click on the book to get it now:

Get the Book at