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A 25-year-old female asked:

Without a prior muscle wasting disease in a healthy 23 yr old what reason would account for muscle wasting following epidural steroid inj?

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Get EMG: Issue could be from disk herniation or spinal stenosis (the reason you went to get epidural). There are very rare complications from epidural that could cause these symptoms like an epidural hematoma. The epidural hematoma would almost only be seen if you were on blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. You may need another MRI and / or EMG and see a neurologist. Good luck.
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