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How long do I have to wait to have arthroscopy of the hip after getting a cortisone shot in that joint? Do I have to wait to get it out of body?

How long do I have to wait to have arthroscopy of the hip after getting a cortisone shot in that joint? Do I have to wait to get it out of body?

No: If the injection helped tell your surgeon (not sure if it was in the hip joint or hip bursa)... Either way if injection helped than arthroscopy may help (for bursectomy or hip labral tear). The steroid injection may have been a diagnostic and / or therapeutic injection but does not affect (by itself) timing for surgery... Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working.?

How long should it take for a cortisone shot in my hip to start working.?

Cortisone: The answer to this is multifaceted -- often a cortisone injection into a joint will take some effect in 24-48 hours, however, responses to cortisone vary. Not all joint pain responds to cortisone -- if you have no improvement in 5-7 days, I would contact the physician who performed the injection. ...Read more

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How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

How long does a cortisone shot take to work in a hip?

Cortisone injection: Depends on the diagnosis. Cortisone will usually have an effect within 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Cronic pain feels like it is in my hips, rhumy says hips joints are ok. Maybe brusitus, cortisone shot didn't help. Any suggestions?

Cronic pain feels like it is in my hips, rhumy says hips joints are ok. Maybe brusitus, cortisone shot didn't help. Any suggestions?

Typically: There are 3 areas that people identify as 'hip pain' to the sides one spot suggest bursitis, to the side the length of upper leg suggest fascia lata tendinitis, to the back a lumbar disc issue, and to the groin arthritis per se. Of course many other things could cause pain in those areas. ...Read more

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I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?

I have a headache after a cortisone shot in the hip. Is this a side effect and if so should I be concerned?

Headache: This symptom is not usual from a cortisone shot - but the experience could have been stressful and this may be a stress headache - cortisone can elevate BP a bit, but not fast. Place cold wash cloth on your head - recline, relax - may take tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Do I ice or heat for bursitis in right hip had a cortisone shot 2 days ago. Not better yet?

Do I ice or heat for bursitis in right hip had a cortisone shot 2 days ago. Not better yet?

Do what feels best: The corticosteroid shot you had is a long acting but slow release medication-after 2 days we typically expect the medication is just beginning to take effect and it may take a week to really kick in. If you don't feel any improvement at 2 weeks, you should talk to your doctor about other options. Pt or home stretching and strengthening may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has been hurting from hip pain. He had a cortisone shot in his bursa and that didn't help. Then he had a steroid injection last week i?

My husband has been hurting from hip pain. He had a cortisone shot in his bursa and that didn't help. Then he had a steroid injection last week i?

Failed Treatment: After two steroid injections it is time to tell his physician that the treatment is not working. There is little here we can offer than to say it is time for a new treatment plan. ...Read more

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How painful and how effective is a cortisone shot in the hip? I have had increasing pain in my hip for a handful of years now. I have been told by one doctor that there is osteoarthritis, and by a neurologist that it is trochanteric bursitis. Also some f

If: If you have bursitis, a cortisone shot usually isn't too uncomfortable for the patient. If you have osteoarthritis, the injection is technically more difficult and may be more uncomfortable. A bursitis injection can easily be done in the doctor's office while an intra-articular injection (for osteoarthritis) is often given under x-ray guidance. The response to both may be variable: anything from complete, long-term relief to nothing. The response to injection depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis as well as the efficacy of other concurrent treatment strategies such as activity modification and physical therapy, with suspected bursitis, it is important to evaluate the low back to make sure that the hip pain isn't referred from a bulging disc or sciatica.

With injections in the joint, there may be some accelerated cartilage breakdown secondary to effects of the corticosteroid. The duration of relief, if any, tends to be shorter for these injections as well. There are fewer risks with injections in the bursa. However, if multiple injections are required, there is some concern about the cummulative effects of the corticosteroid that is absorbed in the system and there is probably a reason to look at other treatment options. ...Read more

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How often can I get a cortisone shot?

How often can I get a cortisone shot?

Depends: Why are you getting them? The reason for the shot is the determining factor. Usually a steroid shot in the back or into a joint is no more than every 3 months and that is usually the maximum and for good causes. Shot in the hip are the same and would need to know why! steroids are good meds but harmful if abuse or misused. It is often a way to get someone out of pain until a joint replacement. ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone for polymyalgia rheumatica. Can I get a cortisone shot in my knee?

I'm on prednisone for polymyalgia rheumatica. Can I get a cortisone shot in my knee?

Depends: It depends on the dose of prednisone you`re taking. If a doctor is recommending an injection and is aware of this, there is no reason why not to do it. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a cortisone shot?

See details: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated first. If a cortisone shot is indicated, it can be done at that time. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk in my back and I have to get a cortisone shot, how risky is it?

I have a herniated disk in my back and I have to get a cortisone shot, how risky is it?

Normally not very: However, I would wait a while until the issue of contaminated corticosteroid injections is completely solved... Actually, I don't know the status of that, check on the fda or cdc website for advice. ...Read more

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Can you get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Yes: If you know what is causing the pain, you can inject the ankle with cortisone. You should not inject it if you have a fracture. Cortisone is only a short term solution and you should not receive more than 3 injections a year. ...Read more

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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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Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Needles usually: Are not painless. Having said that they aren't to bad. Personally, I'm not a big fan of steroids and feel there are better things to inject. ...Read more

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Can you get a cortisone shot if you are being treated for bladder infection?

Can you get a cortisone shot if you are being treated for bladder infection?

Bladder infection: Cortisone may be helpful but there is better treatment for bladder infection. Please discuss this with your primary doctor.
Let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tenosynovitis in my wrist and I may have to get a cortisone shot. Does anyone know if there are other options?

Bracing: If u have the most common tenosynovitis of the 'wrist', or thumb (deQuervain's) then Velcro bracing or thumb spica splinting can be helpful; also rest from activities which aggravate the pain, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, etc.) and a compounding NSAID / pain cream (topical) may all be helpful prior to cortisone injection. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How can I quickly get a cortisone shot in san diego for chronic lower back pain? Had one before. Scripps wants me to wait 6 weeks for the shot.

Standards: Presumably, you are describing an epidural steroid injection, which may well control symptoms if you have a disc rupture compressing a nerve root. But, the standard is not to exceed three such injections yearly. So, might propose that it is best to delay as you have been advised. ...Read more

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If you have a bladder infection and on antibiotic, can you get a cortisone shot in your knee. Would it make infection worse-cortisone?

If you have a bladder infection and on antibiotic, can you get a cortisone shot in your knee. Would it make infection worse-cortisone?

UTI & cortisone shot: Unlikely that intraarticular cortisone will make a bladder infection worse - I am assuming you were on treatment for the infection prior to the cortisone shot. Bladder infections generally respond quickly with the right antibiotic. Just to be sure I would ask for a urine culture several days after completing the antibiotic to make sure the infection is cleared. Good luck ...Read more

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Do you also (as my doctor) see ok to get a cortisone shot and dimetinden therapy when breastfeeding (1 month old baby) due to a heavy nettle rash?

Do you also (as my doctor) see ok to get a cortisone shot and dimetinden therapy when breastfeeding (1 month old baby) due to a heavy nettle rash?

Probably: Some of the medications you take will get into the breast milk but given the severity of your rash, I think the risk /benefit ratio favors taking the medications since the medications would be present in only trace quantities and not likely to affect your infant.
How did you get a nettle rash in an austrian winter?
I'd have thought that an edelweiss rash would be more likely :)). ...Read more

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How to treat golfers elbow, should I get cortisone shot?

How to treat golfers elbow, should I get cortisone shot?

Golfers elbow: You should be examined and treated by an othopedic specialist to get the best results. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone shot cause a women in menopause to get a period?

Can a cortisone shot cause a women in menopause to get a period?

It is possible: But post menopausal bleeding should always be evaluated by your physician to rule out other causes.
Stress can cause fluctuations in hormones which may cause spotting, fibroids, cervical polyps, and sudden wt loss can also cause post menopausal spotting. ...Read more

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What causes a calcium deposit and how do you get rid of it. The cortisone shot has worn off?

What causes a calcium deposit and how do you get rid of it. The cortisone shot has worn off?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless you! Https://www.arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/calcium-pyrophosphate-dihydrate-crystal-deposition-disease-cppd-pseudo-gout/ http://m.Healthline. Com/health-slideshow/herbs-arthritis-pain. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/arthritis/ds01122. ...Read more

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Hello, Can a cortisone shot to knee take one week to take effect for pain to get better? Thank you

Hello, Can a cortisone shot to knee take one week to take effect for pain to get better? Thank you

Cortison shot: Hi, the immediate effect is from Lidociane used at the same time as Steroid injection, that usually wears off in couple of hours and the steroid starts taking affect in 3-5 days and can last for months. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot in knee on Friday. Can you get anxiety from it. If so, when will the anxiety go away.

I had a cortisone shot in knee on Friday. Can you get anxiety from it. If so, when will the anxiety go away.

Possibly: Possibly from the steroid itself. Just first decide if the pain is better. If so hopefully this will last. The medication wears off so if the anxiety is related to steroid this will resolve too ...Read more

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I went pee and when I wiped it was brown. The pee looked normal. I'm a virgin, and don't get period for 25 more days. Got cortisone shot a week ago.

I went pee and when I wiped it was brown. The pee looked normal. I'm a virgin, and don't get period for 25 more days. Got cortisone shot a week ago.

Abnormal period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more