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Fainting after cortisone injection

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Very few: The risks are small. Rarely this is a brief increase in inflammation which usually resolves quickly with the application of ice. Infection risks are e... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management 34 years experience
Minimal: Occasionally, patients have an hour or two of injection site soreness, due to passage of the needle through muscles. Ice and rest is sufficient to ad... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Demetrius Lopes
21 years experience
Local heat and time: Watch for signs of infection like redness, discharges, fever or worsening of pain.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 17 years experience
Depends on your need: The goal of the cortisone injection is to decrease your symptoms to the point where you don't need to take anti- inflammatories. That being said, a sh... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Long gone: It's long gone and metabolized. No worries.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
That: Pain is coming from ligament, from bursa, or there is arthritis on the joint, or issues of pronation or supination.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly: You possibly could die from a cortisone injection if you are truly allergic to cortisone and given a sufficient dose, but death related to a single co... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cortisone: This should not prohibit you from getting a cortisone injection.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: Why ask? Do you have shingles? If so, do you have serious underlying disease? Have you been treated? Any transplants, radiation, or chemotherapy? Your... Read More
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