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Is It Ok To Take Prednisone Before Surgery
Depends: Steroids, such as prednisone, can be prescribed when back surgery is performed. The most common usage is to minimize nerve pain from swelling, but also to assist in nerve recovery in situations with severe pre-op and/or post-op weakness. If prescribed, it is usually for short-term usage. With long-term use, Prednisone may slow wound healing, raise blood sugars, and delay fusion maturation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: It is not ideal in terms of healing likelihood and speed or infection risk, but sometimes is necessary due to complicating medical conditions. Be sure your surgeon is aware of your other dr's recommendation regarding steroid therapy before surgery date so there is time to address this issue. ...Read more
Can 10 mg prednisone/day for a week delay healing from surgery? Prednisone is for unrelated condition.
Not likely: Depending on the surgery and your condition, that dose of medication for seven days is not troublesome generally. ...Read more
Haven't been able to move thumb and it's swollen for a week, prednisone not helping. Is surgery an option for help?
No: See a rheumatologist or orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have vascular necrosis hip (both) due to high usage of prednisone because I have a kidney problem, what kind of exercise can I do to avoid surgery?
Prednisone 5 years.Aiha;splenectomy recommended/rituxan did not work/worried about susceptibility to infection/wound healing if surgery/suggestions?
Does prednisone prevent the body from healing after surgery?
If so how long after the medication before I can have surgery?
Interesting: prednisone can delay wound healing and can lower resistance to infection. i would wait a few weeks before having cosmetic surgery which implants a breast prosthesis. some docs rinse out the spce that the implant is going into using prednisone and antibiotics in the hopes of reducing scarring and infection, but it is not proven to be of value. ...Read more
When will a doctor suggest looking into surgery for sciatia pain? Have been on prednisone and hydrocodone off and on since january of this year for sciatia pain. Painkillers and steroids are not working this time around and have been taking the prednisone
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. If you've already done this then maybe surgery is the right option for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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