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What does it mean when you have bloody diarrhea? I think is a side effect from prednisone, what should I do?

What does it mean when you have bloody diarrhea? I think is a side effect from prednisone, what should I do?

See a doctor: A gastrointestinal bleed caused by steroid induced ulcers should not cause overt blood or bloody diarrhea unless the bleeding is major. Bloody diarrhea can occur from infections in the intestines such as e. Coli, shigella, salmonella, amebiasis and others. Some of these are more frequent or severe with the immunosuppressive qualities of steroids. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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Prednisone took away my chronic diarrhea problem, but then it returned 2 days later. Does that mean I have inflammation? Why did it fix my problem?

Prednisone took away my chronic diarrhea problem, but then it returned 2 days later. Does that mean I have inflammation? Why did it fix my problem?

IBD: IBD can not be ruled lout but if that were thecase no judgement can be made on the basis of a 2 day prednisone course. I advise you to see your gastroenterologist ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea, and nausea for a week, it's not the first time this happened. What can be the cause. Am taking chloroquine, prednisone.

I've been having diarrhea, and nausea for a week, it's not the first time this happened. What can be the cause. Am taking chloroquine, prednisone.

Many causes: Depending on how long this has been going on, there could be many explanations. Stress, depressed mood, anxiety, medications, viruses, pregnancy. I'd see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Had shot of prednisone tues & pill weds. Vomitin diarrhea 2 days, cnt eat or drink. Should I c my dr or go 2 hospital? Stay neaseous, feel on fire sumt

Had shot of prednisone tues & pill weds. Vomitin diarrhea 2 days, cnt eat or drink. Should I c my dr or go 2 hospital? Stay neaseous, feel on fire sumt

Why was the predniso: You should call your doctor, we do not know why you were given the predinisone injections to be followed by oral prednisone, you symptoms may be from Prednisone or could be a combination of original condition and/or due to prednisone
if you can not get your doctor than you can go to the er if you are feeling sick. ...Read more

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PredniSONE was the only medic. That Cured my severe diarrhea. Does it mean I have IBD? Or could be IBS aswel? The Tests couldn't prove anything...

PredniSONE was the only medic. That Cured my severe diarrhea. Does it mean I have IBD? Or could be IBS aswel? The Tests couldn't prove anything...

IBS unlikely: Diagnosis by its response to prednisone alone, is not the standard (clinical or otherwise) to secure the diagnosis of IBD. However, I don't recall IBS ever responding to prednisone. ...Read more

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I had a shot of prednisone tues & 1 pill weds, also took a procardia (nifedipine) weds. Which of these is causing my neasea vomiting & diarrhea. What will help me?

I had a shot of prednisone tues & 1 pill weds, also took a procardia (nifedipine) weds. Which of these is causing my neasea vomiting & diarrhea. What will help me?

Side effect: The Prednisone is more likely to be associated with the nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. You don't mention why you had the drug, the process you received the drug to treat could be involved also. Then there is the possibility of yet something else..... From here in the zephyr world one can't but provide a minimalistic probability and not knowing cause, treatment is problematic. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of prednisone?

What are some side effects of prednisone?

Elevated Glucose: Some side effects of steroids include, elevated blood sugar, weight gain, fluid retention, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, , cataracts, mood swings, increased risk of infections, easy bruising, adrenal suppression. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie, increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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Will prednisone given for croup cause any side effects in a 2 year old?

Will prednisone given for croup cause any side effects in a 2 year old?

Should not.: Croup can dame the small airways in the lung. The duration of the stroid given will be short. However, another option is an aerosolized steroids for asthma. ...Read more

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On top of bone deterioration, what other side effects from prolong use of prednisone?

On top of bone deterioration, what other side effects from prolong use of prednisone?

Long list: The big ones besides osteoporosis are diabetes, avasculr necrosis, weight gain, cataracts, glaucoma among others.

However; if you have a condition that warrants being on Prednisone where doctor feels that benefits outweight the risks you should consider taking the medication. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone. Now scared to take it after reading mayo on the side effects?

My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone. Now scared to take it after reading mayo on the side effects?

Duration and dose: There are, indeed, significant side effects to Prednisone usage. The most significant problems occur with higher doses and longer duration of usage. Significant problems with short term usage are rare, but not unheard of. You must also consider the consequences of not taking the medicine and the potential side effects and relative effectiveness of other medications. ...Read more

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My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone but I'm really scared to take it after reading the side effects. How common are they?

My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone but I'm really scared to take it after reading the side effects. How common are they?

Very: Extremely useful and most potent anti inflammatory known, Prednisone can save your joints from permanent damage due to ra. Seems the benefits outweigh the risks as far as your doctor is concerned. Extra care needs to be taken in diabetics, patients with immune problems and also infections. Discuss your concerns with your physician. You'll be surprised how much better things go if you are reassured. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

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The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.

The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.

Yes: There are a few different classes of medication that work on inflammation and are used as long term medications. Would discuss with your doctor regarding which medication is right for you. Also need to make sure you are taking your medication correctly. Inhaler medications can be tricky to use. ...Read more

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I just finished prednisone after almost a month for ms relapse. It's only been 2 days. I'm still having a huge appetite. How long can side effects las?

I just finished prednisone after almost a month for ms relapse. It's only been 2 days. I'm still having a huge appetite. How long can side effects las?

Half-life: Being that prednisone's biological half-life in your body is anywhere from 18-36 hours, meaning that your last dose can take up to at least 3 days to exit your system, this doesn't seem unusual as it is still in your body and can still be affecting you in the ways it was affecting you before you stopped taking it. This should taper off soon. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Prednisone side effects?

Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone (called osteonecrosis). ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more