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Side Effects Of A Cortisone Shot In The Knee
Is a rare side effect of epidural steroid injections the feeling that all your muscles were shot with novocaine?
Local: Often times a local anesthetic is added to the steroid injection which can cause some motor (muscle) weakness and sense of numbness usually bellow the site of the injection. A way that all your muscles would feel weak or numb is if some of that local anesthetic went into the subdural space. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This needs to be seen and evaluated by a doctor. Something is very wrong and needs correction. ...Read more
What are the side effects of a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?
If i'm on the Depo-Provera shot and my fiancee takes steroids will that lower the effect of the shot?
Pain and swelling: Most of the time, side effects are a mild swelling and a dull ache that sets in later that day and continues for 2-3 days afterwards. Sometimes a fever develops that night or the next day. Other shots may have delayed side effects but the tetanus vaccine side effects set in fairly quickly. ...Read more
Local reaction: As with any immunization, you can have a local reaction at the injection site. This can cause it to be a little sore, there may be a small lump, and sometimes even a little redness. The muscle it was injected into may be a little sore for a day or two. Cool compress, gentle massage, very helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Vast majority of the people have no side effects, other than minor soreness at the site. If you are allergic to something in the vaccine, you could have local swelling redness, pain, itching etc and in rare cases a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. There may be the usual effects of a needle stick. It is important to mention all your allergies to the person giving the shot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Given levaquin (levofloxacin) and antibiotic shot in rump for pneum. Now having severe pain in hip joint on injection leg also shoulder pain. Is this side affect?
Not normally from: Levaquin (levofloxacin). Some people will have myalgias from intermuscular injections, but not joint pain as often. There is evidence linking Levaquin (levofloxacin) and development of neuropathy, but usually a single dose would not cause it and most likely not in the shoulder. You may have inflammation from the pneumo irritating past arthritis. Pay attention to any other unusual symptoms and check back with your doc. ...Read more
Headache, bleeding: The most common side effect of a lumbar puncture is headache due to the drop in cerebrospinal fluid pressure. This normally resolves in a few days with fluids and rest, but sometimes requires a second procedure called a blood patch before it resolves. Lp can also cause bleeding and infection, although these are much more rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness/tingling of inner portion of big toes (bilateral): Is this a temporary side effect of a combination epidural (from 2 weeks ago)?
Doubtful: For the most part, I would expect any side effects from an epidural to have resolved by the 2 week point. I think it's more likely that your symptoms arise from the underlying spinal pathology that caused you to seek treatment in the first place. Your treating physician will be in a better position to clarify this. ...Read more
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