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Not sure if I am pregnant still too early to tell is it safe to get a cortisone injection on a very painful cystic acne bump on my face?

Not sure if I am pregnant still too early to tell is it safe to get a cortisone injection on a very painful cystic acne bump on my face?

Acne Cortisone Shot: Acne injections usually involve cortisone at 2.5 mg/cc. At this dose it is safe to use if you are pregnant. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

What complications and success rates come from cortisone injection for ganglion cysts?

Minimal: Ganglion cyts appearing frequently in the hand/wrist area are due to tendon motion in the sheath resulting in fluid collection and cyst formation. Aspiration alone has a high rate of recurrence. When aspiration is followed by cortisone injections into the cyst space the control if not cure is better than 80%. While surgery can yield somewhat better result there are complications. ...Read more

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Can a untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus injuried by twisting/stumbling at work. Er visit with MRI showed bakers cyst, went back to work and had constant pain, difficulty squatting kneeling had cortisone injection, worked for short time, back to

Can a untreated bakers cyst cause a torn meniscus injuried by twisting/stumbling at work. Er visit with MRI showed bakers cyst, went back to work and had constant pain, difficulty squatting kneeling had cortisone injection, worked for short time, back to

Tear causes cyst: The internally injured knee protects itself by increasing the lubricating fluid production. The fluid created from an injury or cartilage wear when significant, can leak out the back of the knee and take up space between the calf and hamstring muscles making the area full or swollen. This can lead to posterior pain, decreased motion. Treat internal problem to stop the fluid production. ...Read more

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My forehead is sunken in from a cortisone injection into a cystic acne lesion on jan.8/2013. What are the possible treatments?

My forehead is sunken in from a cortisone injection into a cystic acne lesion on jan.8/2013. What are the possible treatments?

Fat injection: First the area must have time to be free of steroid then fat injection taken from another area seems to be best the area may also fill in on its own. Saline injection is often suggested but doesn't reliably work see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Significant atrophy of forehead due to cortisone injection into cystic acne 10 weeks ago. It has filled in very slightly. Will it continue to recover?

Significant atrophy of forehead due to cortisone injection into cystic acne 10 weeks ago. It has filled in very slightly. Will it continue to recover?

Cortisone-induced: It is not uncommon to have tissue atrophy after cortisone injection for cystic acne. It tends to "fill in" over a variable amount of time. There may be a residual slight indentation in the injection area when healing is complete. ...Read more

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I was given a shot of cortisone in a sebaceous cyst on my face and it seemed to go away but now it's coming back is there anything I can do?

I was given a shot of cortisone in a sebaceous cyst on my face and it seemed to go away but now it's coming back is there anything I can do?

Surgical excision: The cortisone will only reduce inflammation if it is a real sebaceous cyst it has to be removed and well as its capsule. All other methods will allow it to come back ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

Can cortisone injection cause shingles?

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 age? Details of any symptoms or skin lesions? ...Read more

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Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Should you get a cortisone injection for tendonitis?

Sometimes: Tendinopathies are usually treated conservatively. They will respond to relative rest or bracing, medications (anti-inflammatories) and then exercises. Occasionally, they do not get better and then an injection may be helpful. ...Read more

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Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Will a cortisone injection help fix or relieve a bulging disc?

Bulging Disc: A bulging disc may not be cause of pain. It is just a finding on and MRI and may not mean anything. In fact, in a review of lumbar mri’s in individuals with no back pain, 54% of people less than 60 had at least 1 bulging disc and 74% of those sixty and older had at least one bulging disc (boden et al, 1990). That being said an epidural block offers relief to many patients with back pain. ...Read more

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How long would pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?

24-48 hours: The pain of the injection or the pain being treated by the injection? It should disappear within 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lavator ani syndrome? Will a cortisone injection help?

Is there a cure for lavator ani syndrome? Will a cortisone injection help?

Levator Ani Syndrome: Pelvic strengthening/kegel excercises can be very beneficial. Consult with a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Can u have bad side affects from a cortisone injection in your spine? Headaches

Possibly: The injection could have caused a small leak of spinal fluid and can be giving you a spinal headache. You should see your pain mgmt doc asap as a simple blood patch could reverse this easily. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the cortisone injection does not help my arthritis in my kneewhat will be the next step?

Knee pain: Cortisone injections in the knee help reduce inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, they do not always work. It's important to let the doctor know about persistent pain, since additional evaluation including x-ray and possibly arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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I have continous pain after cortisone injection in ankle?

That: Pain is coming from ligament, from bursa, or there is arthritis on the joint, or issues of pronation or supination. ...Read more

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How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

How much time for a cortisone injection to work?

It may: Take as long as a week to really kick in. Try to rest the affected joint while you wait. ...Read more

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What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

What is the pain like after a cortisone injection?

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 address this pain. ...Read more

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What occurs if a cortisone injection does not work?

Maybe: The injection was not positioned correctly or that the issue is beyond response to cortisone. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Do you need a referral to get a cortisone injection?

Maybe (not). . .: Most of us docs are based in the states w/o much knowledge of australia's rules & regulations. Over here, injections are typically not available w/o prescription. This includes cortisone. Most family docs can prescribe cortisone injections and have their nurse administer it. Depending upon where injection goes, s/he might refer to pain specialist, orthopedic surgeon, etc. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

Doctors, do you think I can die from a cortisone injection?

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 cortisone injection for a healthy person with no known allergy to cortisone would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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I found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

I found a study that shows a single cortisone injection caused a transient slow down in growth. Does that mean one injection could stunt growth?

Got Parental Permiss: Just so you know we only can answer questions for those above the age of EMANCIPATION....This means that your parents or guardian may open an account in their own name and ask a question on your behalf...then, we can "talk to turkey." ...Read more

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How to get rid of cortisone injection redness?

Maybe ice: If you are talking about the brief redness right after the injection, you might make it go away quicker by gently icing the area. Don't put ice directly on the skin (use a cloth) and don't leave it in place more than 20 min out of each hour. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?

No: Typically cortisone injections make true bursitis feel better. If the injection was not placed into the bursa it's possible to get very little pain relief. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone injection be given in the neck for spondylosis?

Can a cortisone injection be given in the neck for spondylosis?

Yes: It can help with arm pain, but usually does not help with myelopathy. There is more risk compared to lumbar epidural steroids. Talk to your pain physician about it. ...Read more

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Shoulder bursitis cortisone injection, how long until it works?

Cortisone: Most injections of cortisone begin working within 24 to 48 hours, but can take as long as a week. If you don't notice relief within a week...Then it probably won't work. ...Read more

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Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Would a cortisone injection in ur wrist, create fluid n swelling?

Probably not: Cortisone injections are used to reduce swelling and pain. Sometimes the area is more painful for the first day or two, though. ...Read more

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Can I get a cortisone injection while I am also taking hydromorphone?

Can I get a cortisone injection while I am also taking hydromorphone?

Yes: Hydromorphone is a narcotic pain killer. You can have steroid injection while taking this medication. ...Read more

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How long should a cortisone injection last for someone with trochanteric bursitis?

It depend: Cortisone injection suppose to take care of the bursitis, if it come back that time we may give another shot and if continue to happen we may think of doing surgery to take out surgically. ...Read more

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How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

How long does relief from cortisone injection last before I need another in my wrist?

Varies: It depends on the injury or problem. Sometimes a shot will be a one-time fix. Other times it might only last a short while. I generally don't advocate for repeated steroid shots anyway. For joint issues, I recommend you look up Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Splints, braces, physical therapy, or supplements such as turmeric, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, etc, may also help joints. ...Read more