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Can prednisone irritate an abdominal hernia or could the use of prednisone weaken the wall that could cause a hernia?

Can prednisone irritate an abdominal hernia or could the use of prednisone weaken the wall that could cause a hernia?

No unlikely: Long term use of steroid s ( Prednisone ) will have several side effects on body, weight gain fat distribution , muscle weakness ( myopathy ) if have tendency for one , or a pre existent hernia will get one, other wise will not get hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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My skin flushes on my abdomen in the evenings. Could recently completed prednisone course be causing this? Or another cause? I drink very rarely.

My skin flushes on my abdomen in the evenings.  Could recently completed prednisone course be causing this? Or another cause? I drink very rarely.

Need to clarify : There could be a variety of explanations. Uncertain if is related to prednisone, but it could be. Why did you take prednisone? Less likely are neuro endocrine hormones. Your evaluation will look at this. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause extreme spurts of anger and/or irritability?

Can prednisone cause extreme spurts of anger and/or irritability?

Common Side Effects: of prednisone include: changes in mood irritability aggression agitation anxiety mental depression nervousness discoordination trouble thinking, speaking, or walking In rare cases, prednisone can cause hallucinations and psychosis. ...Read more

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If I was prescribed 40mg of prednisone for 1week and have abdominal surgery in late March, will that effect surgery?

If I was prescribed 40mg of prednisone for 1week and have abdominal surgery in late March, will that effect surgery?

No: Your body will have excreted any remnants of the prednisone within days and any bodily effects will have normalized within a couple of weeks. You should be good-to-go for surgery. Good Luck! ...Read more

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After taking 40mg of prednisone at the start and tapering down to 4mg, I have gained a less flat stomach. Should I start working out now or wait?

After taking 40mg of prednisone at the start and tapering down to 4mg, I have gained a less flat stomach. Should I start working out now or wait?

Not sure: It depends on why you're taking prednisone. For example if you're having an inflammatory bowel flare-up, it's probably a good idea to get well first before aggressively working out. Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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How is Chrohns treated in stomach besides Prednisone? Do biologics/6mp work on stomach? Dr. is busy and hard to get answers. 15 min sessions. Help.

How is Chrohns treated in stomach besides Prednisone? Do biologics/6mp work on stomach? Dr. is busy and hard to get answers. 15 min sessions. Help.

Get support: Studies suggest Biologics in conjunction with 6mp work well. Go to CCFA Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America for more help. I would consider getting a second opinion from a GI who has more staff and or time to respond to your questions. ...Read more

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Back pain for 6 wks after 80lb kid ran and jumped on me while laying on stomach. 9 day round of prednisone helped, but pain returned. Any thoughts?

It can be injury of one of the spinal structures: It can be injury of one of the spinal structures. Uncertain why you were given prednisone. I don't know what imaging you had, but since this lasted that long and suggest injury either to the bone or soft tissue ...Read more

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Can prednisone affect your heart or stomach?

Can prednisone affect your heart or stomach?

Yes: Yes, over the long term it can lead to peptic ulcers, and hypertension plus diabetes and accelerated coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many mgs of prednisone for irritable bowel syndrome?

See below: Prednisone is used for inflammatory bowel syndrome not irritiable bowel syndrome. The amount of Prednisone varies according to how active the disease is. ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause any negative side effects on the stomach or intestines?

Does prednisone cause any negative side effects on the stomach or intestines?

It may: Prednisone may cause irritation of the lining of the stomach, reflux, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.It helps to take the medication on a full stomach, but these effects may still occur. ...Read more

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I am done taking prednisone for 12 days has anyone experienced stomach pain ?

Possible: As a dr., i can tell you prednisone, and steroids in general, have a definitive side effect of GI upset. It is recommended to take steroids with food to decrease this adverse effect. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking Prednisone 5 mg? I don't take any other Rx meds and it's a 6 day Rx for Prednisone, started today. No stomach issues.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Prednisone 5 mg? I don't take any other Rx meds and it's a 6 day Rx for Prednisone, started today. No stomach issues.

Possibly: There should be no adverse interactions between alcohol and Prednisone. However, I do not know the condition for which you are taking it. I do wonder why you cannot wait six days to consume alcohol. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause gastritis/ulcer. Took it for only 2 days and started getting stomach problems. Been off prednisone for 3 weeks, but still have it?

Can prednisone cause gastritis/ulcer. Took it for only 2 days and started getting stomach problems. Been off prednisone for 3 weeks, but still have it?

Yes...: but usually takes more than 2 days of treatment. Could aggravate prior issue, or be unrelsted. Talk to prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Sharp abdominal pain an nausea during prednisone wean? Is this possible withdrawal effect?

Sharp abdominal pain an nausea during prednisone wean? Is this possible withdrawal effect?

No, gastritis/ulcer: Prednisone like all steroids produce increase acid in the stomach. Pain after such medications in the stomach indicates erosion and in worst cases an ulcer. Proton inhibitors should be tried and in case of failure upper endoscopy should be considered. ...Read more

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I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.

I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.

See rheumatologist: The bleeding ulcer is not the usual presentation for lupus. In fact, prednisone may worsen it. You need to talk to your rheumatologist to make sure that the medications you are taking are not causing the ulcer and then a GI consult may be in order since this may have nothing to do with your lupus. ...Read more

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My Grandma had a perforation in her duodenum last year Would being on a low dose of prednisone cause that area to become weak/thin her stomach lining?

My Grandma had a perforation in her duodenum last year Would being on a low dose of prednisone cause that area to become weak/thin her stomach lining?

No, but…: Steroids, even low dose, can increase the risk of peptic ulcer disease, If given on a chronic basis. If she has had a perforation in the past, she should probably be on stomach medicine along with the steroid, to help reduce that risk. Best would be for her not to be on steroids at all, if possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

Proton pump inhibito: Acid suppressing drugs may reduce the side effects from prednisone. However it is unusual to get a spreading rash hours after an insect bite (other than spider & perhaps Lyme Disease) unless you have become allergic to the venom. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more