Doctor insights on: 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
Can I take prednisone before my hysterectomy scheduled in four days...? I will only be taking 2, 10 mg prednisone tabs 2 days prior to surgery
HUH???: It says you are male. Males do not have a uterus. Are you transgender? IMPERATIVE that you see the anesthesia and surgical teams immediately. You foolishly omitted the reason for prednisone or the duration of use. You probably have adrenal suppression and need hydrocortisone during and after surgery. ...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.
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? Breast augmentation
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
Had a reaction to something after surgery 5 days ago. I have face, tongue swelling and numbness, taking prednisone, benadryl. When will swelling stop?
Drug reaction: It usually disappears within 72 to 96 hours. However it is sometimes present up to 14 days so just continue your mess and relax ...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 3 more doctor answers
Recent surgery/positive for flu7daysago (on day ten)X-rays and bloodwork negative for pneumonia, mild asthma, decadron (dexamethasone) shot, on biotics&prednisone, temp99?
I've had glue ear for a month since sinus surgery. Eust tubes feel glued shut all the time. As a commercial pilot, I can't get them to clear. Ent has tried prednisone, now he's on vacation. Advice?!
Higher dose: Did the Prednisone work initially? If it did he may need a higher dose for a longer period of time. There could be a strong allergy component here too so over-the-counter nonsedating meds like Allegra (fexofenadine) may also be helpful. However before attempting any of this please run this by your general internal medicine doctor or your ENT doctor, please. This is just a suggestion but not medical advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seven months after cataract surgery on my right eye, I developed CME. I have been using Prednisone and Bromday twice a day. I also had a Kenalog injection a week ago, although colors are more vivid in one eye. Treatment of Cystoid Macula Edema?
I am on RA treatment for 12 y. Just had dental surgery. Should I continue arava, (leflunomide) prednisone, chloroquine along with prescribed antibiotics? Thanks
Yes: You should continue the meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have sinus infection since January after many antibiotics/prednisone. What non-invasive options might an ENT offer? Afraid they'll want to do surgery!
Maybe not that bad: You need a CT scan of sinuses to confirm diagnosis. Seek an ENT for nasal endoscopy in office and rule out other possible cause of symptoms like gastric reflux disease. If surgery is needed, newer therapies in office like balloon opening of sinuses and stent placements are revolutionizing old traumatic FESS sinus surgery. ...Read more
I'm taking prednisone eye drops cause I had lasik eye surgery. Is that going to mix bad with Advil (ibuprofen) I am taking for my knee taking from a recent injury?
Ct shows all sinuses diseased. Rt ethmoid drain blocked, plus 2 polyps, causing chronic pink eye. Surgery's next week but prednisone/antibiotics helping (after 3 months). Still need surgery? Normal?
Yes: The conditions that you described are still present, just being minimized by the steroid/antibiotic combination. The underlying problem still exists. The medications that you are taking will decrease the risks of an infection delaying operation, but you should not be on them long-term. Any questions you should contact your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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