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B12 Intramuscular Injection Sites
Had caudal epidural steroid injection (with ketamine) for CRPS left foot. Relief for 7 days- will dr consider 2nd injection for prolonged relief?
Great Question: Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection. Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
30 y/o injected rt bicep with testosterone, npp? And steroids rue comparent syndrome. Deltoid especially. Needed decompresion. Any thoughts?
Release: If compartment pressures are elevated it should be released. ...Read more
Not that I am aware: I have given acetylcysein for 20 years and never given IM. It should be adminisered orally or IV. ...Read more
Steroids and Period: Menstrual irregularities are listed as a side effect on the package insert from the drug manufacturer. Also, it is recommended that the drug should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing a baby. I would not continue this treatment if you are trying to conceive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less: Do not take the HCG at the same time with or together with the b12, as you may experience less efficacy of the hcg. This is just anecdotal. Just take the B12 on a diff day. ...Read more
Yes: there are no contraindications to use of steroids for gout while a person is on suboxone, but the physician needs to be aware of ALL the medications you are on in order to safely treat you. I am not sure that I would want anybody coming at MY toe with a needle if I had gout, without first using an anti-inflammatory, or colchicine or oral steroids to reduce the inflammation first. ...Read more
What to do if I have strep throat,and was given a shot of 1,200,000 units of billicillin with 80 unit of Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40 mg?
???????: What would one always do? See if the issue resolves. If not, speak with your doctor. ...Read more
Why is the " corticosteroid administration " can cause " avascular necrosis" ?
* i need the mechanism how does the " corticosteroid" work.
Not Known: While it is generally agreed that the key problem in avn is compromised blood flow to the bone, the mechanism by which corticosteroid use contributes to avn is not known. It is important to remember that this is a rare and not a common problem in corticosteroid users. ...Read more
Estradiolo 32, 9 pg/ml
fsh 14, 1iu/l
testosterone < 0, 1 ng/ml
beta hCG <2 mu/ml.Are these values normal for menopause?
Not necessarily.: It depends on your age and the situation. Your estrogen is low. Your fsh is not at high as i would expect in full menopause. You are not pregnant, and your testosterone is very low. The units reported vary, and I am at home. This could represent your pituitary not trying hard enough to stimulate your ovaries, or just early in your cycle. If your are 46, you may be perimenopausal. ...Read more
How long do side effects last after lumbar epid. Celestone (betamethasone) inject. (odd heartbeat, hyperglycemia) ?
Short term: The side effects typically last less than a few days. Technically, the medication is active for 3weeks, but the side effects shouldn't last that long. See your doctor if they are getting worse or if any new ones develop. ...Read more
-profile photo- The red dots are the areas I had dysport injected for bunny lines/line above nose, are these the proper injection areas?(50 units)
Yes: The area you highlighted is the correct area that would cover the bunny. However 50u is a bit steep if it was just in those 2 spots. If the disport was not only given in those 2 areas and the areas between the brows and on the sides of the middle portion then yes 50 is right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine
Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vaccine is given even to newborn babies (in a smaller dose) 3 doses will normally give immunity for life. There is an accelerated dosing given to those traveling into high risk zones--this dosing requires a later fourth dose. Bad disease--get protected! ...Read more
Have gained weight during epidural injections and follow up pain methylprednisolone injections. The weight seems to be attached now. Any suggestions?
Rehab: Your were inactive due to pain issues and steroids side effect is a weight gain. Now when your are better your activity level will go up and lack of steroids should also help. If you can hire a personal trainer, he can tune you up very quickly. Ask your physician of possible rehab therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
Yes: Soreness at the injection site is due to local trauma from the injection. ...Read more
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