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Doctor insights on: Cortisone Shots Side Effects

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Do you think I should get a cortisone shot are there any side effects?

Do you think I should get a cortisone shot are there any side effects?

Depends: Of what area?
Single shots in shoulders, knees etc are linited and helpful generally.
Large dose, or repetitive long term steroids orally or injection can have issues. ...Read more

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Are the side effects the same for cortisone shots and pills?

It depends: If the injectable cortisone is the type used to inject joints, it has little risk. If you mean im cortisone injections, it has comparable risks to the pills. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with cortisone shots?

Not much: Rarely, the steroid crystals can cause a mild inflammatory response but this is brief. Repeated injections into the same area over a short period can rarely cause damage to the tissue or joint. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?

See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain. ...Read more

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What are the negative side effects of getting Cortisone shots in your wrists (to alleviate pain)?

What are the negative side effects of getting Cortisone shots in your wrists (to alleviate pain)?

The following: Complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

You have them all.: These are side-effects of short duration. Redness of the face is due to vasodilation of blood vessels. Fluid retention is common, nausea less, but it occurs, especially if you take an nsaid. ...Read more

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I got cortisone shots in both hips for bursitis this AM One side is quite swollen about a 5" area the other is not. Should I worry.?

I got cortisone shots in both hips for bursitis this AM One side is quite swollen about a 5" area the other is not. Should I worry.?

Probably not.: The swelling is probably from the injection, and it will be absorbed in the next few days. If it doesnot, or your pain increases, see your Dr. ...Read more

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Can frequent nighttime urination be a side effect of cortisone shots?

Can frequent nighttime urination be a side effect of cortisone shots?

Possible: Cortisone treatments can cause increased blood glucose levels which will cause increased urination and thirst. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago, is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago. Is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I have this spot on my upper arm (in the general area I received the co

I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago, is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I had a cortisone shot 4 months ago. Is it possibly for the side effects to just now start? I have this spot on my upper arm (in the general area I received the co

Yes: Yes - one of the side effects to corticosteroid (i.e. Cortisone) injections is lipoatrophy. Lipoatrophy is the medical term for loss of fat under the skin. The steroid medicine can dissolve the fat under the skin and cause a depression, or scar. It can also affect the cells that make pigment, so that the overlying skin can look lighter. This side effect typically occurs several months after the injection and can progress, somewaht, over several months. In many patients, the area can fill back in with fat cells, but this can take several years. It is purely a cosmetic blemish and may very well improve with time. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Do cortisone shots help fibromatosis?

Steroid fibromatosis: Cortisone shots are generally used to treat fibromatosis. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles?

It would be: Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make eyebrows grow?

Cortisone shot: Corticosteroids injected into small patches of hair loss (alopecia) may stimulate hair growth. The eyebrows, scalp, etc. May respond to a series of tiny injections. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What type of doctors give cortisone shots?

Depends: If the location of the cortisone shot is into joints, Rheumatologists do this. If in to the back, often Pain Clinic doctors, Interventional Radiologists, and/or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors will do it. If in to the foot, Podiatrists may do it. Primary care doctors may feel comfortable doing a limited range of cortisone shots (e.g., just in to knees or shoulders, etc.). ...Read more

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Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

Yes: They will help with the inflammation but don't forget about:
• rest.
• ice to the affected area.
• take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
• wear proper shoes.
• try shock-absorbing insoles.
• use metatarsal pads.
• consider arch supports.

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Are cortisone shots ever done in the lower back? Please help

Common procedure: However, these injections are still very controversial. Check with a board certified back pain specialist. And even these guys may be overusing it. Do not expect miracles from these "shots". ...Read more

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Is it common to get cortisone shots for a tear in the rotator cuff?

Yes.: Cortisone or other steroid injections are common treatments for shoulder pain, related to rotator cuff injuries. Partial thickness rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement syndrome respond well to steroid injections. Full thickness rotator cuff tears will remain painful and weak after injections and therapy. Only surgery can repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make eyebrows grow? And if so how much is it?

Not likely: Cortisone shots are used to treat one type of alopecia (hair loss) called alopecia areata (aa). It is very rare to have aa of just the eyebrows, therefore cortisone shots probably won't help. See your dermatologist and perhaps he/she could suggest something else. And if cortisone shots was necessary, it should be covered by your insurance so just the copay would suffice. (about $100 if uninsured). ...Read more

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Is there a length of time I should wait in between cortisone shots in my shoulder?

Is there a length of time I should wait in between cortisone shots in my shoulder?

Definitely: Should wait at least two weeks between injections, and no more than 3-4 injections in the same shoulder per year. More than that could risk joint damage, or mean the diagnosis or treatment option is incorrect. ...Read more

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How many cortisone shots should one have? I've had 3 in my shoulder since september

3 a year is safe: Frequent shoulder have lead to some tendon ruptures biceps supraspinstus, 3 a year is injection a common safe limit. Don't lift heavy onjevts with arm during this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if I am allergic to prednisone wouldn't I be allergic to cortisone shots?

What happens if I am allergic to prednisone wouldn't I be allergic to cortisone shots?

Steroid allergy: Is rare, please define your symptoms, as they may be side effects. Individuals can be allergic to topical steroids or injectable steroids at times, discuss your options with an allergist ...Read more

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How long does cortisone shots last for.

Depends on multiple: Factors. Ex. Where it is being injected; some areas of the body are more responsive to cortisone than others. It depends on reason 4 injection. For inflammatory or degenerative joint pathologies, depends on how bad the degeneration/inflammation is, how bad the pressure on the nerve is, what your "genetics" is with susceptibility to inflammation, how much daily stress the body area is subjected to. ...Read more

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Can cortisone shots make you feel anxious?

Sometimes: Some people feel stimulated with cortisone. When the stimulation is not welcome it may be identified as anxiety. It is not likely to last long. ...Read more

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Are there risk factors for cortisone shots?

Very few: Local cortisone preparations have little risk. The risk of infection is almost zero. Occasionally the steroid crystals can cause a brief inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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I've done cortisone shots for both shoulders after 2 wks pain is back. What are my options to get pain free?

See Ortho: Pretty much rest initially after injury, physical therapy, and sometimes orthopedic surgery is recommended depending on your exam and test results. ...Read more