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I recently had epidural steroid injection and I have a burning pain in groin. Is this normal?

I recently had epidural steroid injection and I have a burning pain in groin. Is this normal?

Depends: The doctor who answered your question is correct w/ exception. If the injection were what is called "transforaminal" and was at the level of the 3rd spinal nerve on that side and no "caine" was used in the epidural space, these symptoms could occor and would not be unexpected. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Help! How effective is cervical facet nerve burning when steroid injection relief only lasts 2 days? I want something long term, w/no more meds!!

Help! How effective is cervical facet nerve burning when steroid injection relief only lasts 2 days? I want something long term, w/no more meds!!

Very successful: Radio frequency ablation is the process that heat the nerve to prevent it from relaying a pain message to the brain. Generally, benefits last up, to a year. BUT you must be certain that the treated nerve is the pain source, or the treatment will fail. Often, there is more than 1 cause for your pain. ...Read more

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I'm having a steroid injection in my lower back tomorrow and l'm scared. Will l be ok. Will this help with my back pain and burning, tingling feet?

I'm having a steroid injection in my lower back tomorrow and l'm scared. Will l be ok. Will this help with my back pain and burning, tingling feet?

You will be fine: There is nothing in medicine that has no risk. But a lumbar epidural steroid injection that you are getting has extremely low risk. In my patients, this injection works about 80% of time ranging from good to excellent results for back and leg pain. It typically does not help with tingling. It is also only temporary and the benefits lasts from a few days to a few weeks and ocassionaly few months. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have numbness in groin/ buttock area 6 days after epidural steroid injection of l3/l4 nerve?

Is it normal to have numbness in groin/ buttock area 6 days after epidural steroid injection of l3/l4 nerve?

No: This is not the usual outcome check back with doctor a few hours of numbness is normal, buttocks dosent make sense for site of injectionl3-4 is front of thigh L3 can be groin. ...Read more

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Disc bulge indenting thecal sac at L5/S1, possible impringment of left S1 root. Could this be cause of burning toes at night? Steroid injection help?

Disc bulge indenting thecal sac at L5/S1, possible impringment of left S1 root. Could this be cause of burning toes at night? Steroid injection help?

S-1 root gives leg-: -pain from buttock 2thigh posterior & lateral calf. If only all Ur toes, most likely not. Sounds more like a neuropathy from a different case, such as diabetic neuropathy. I don't think epi will help. If a neurologist has seen U & U had an EMG, & recommend it I would follow his/her advise. ...Read more

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I had an epidural steroid injection a week ago. Facial swelling and flushing that still comes and goes. Also burning inside my mouth at times. Bad?

I had an epidural steroid injection a week ago. Facial swelling and flushing that still comes and goes. Also burning inside my mouth at times. Bad?

Some Normal/Some Not: Swelling and Flushing can be normal and will resolve over time. Burning in mouth is not. See your doctor to determine what that's from. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?

Steroids: Some typical side effects are sensitivity, skin pigmentation changes and thinning of the skin around the injection site. The burning sensation up the arm would not be typical. Some people do get some systemic effects from the steroid. You should call your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Burning eyes and blurred vision. What is the cause.? I am diabetic and I have congestive heart failure. I recently had a steroid injection.

Burning eyes and blurred vision. What is the cause.? I am diabetic and I have congestive heart failure. I recently had a steroid injection.

Diabetes: This could be due to a mixture of circumstances and if your symptoms persist and are bothersome you would be best served by seeing your physician or endocrinologist and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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creamish discharge from penis, burning sensation in groin area& pain when urinating. Is kanamycin injection, doxcycilin capsules &metronidazole ok?

? NSU: It could be non-gonococcal urethritis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (& at times Ureaplasma) It is sometimes referred to as NSU (non-specific urethritis).Only you know about sexual contactDoxycycline usually works. Feel well soon and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I got an steroid shot at 8 locations of my ilipsoas for snapping hip 2 weeks ago. 45% better but a coin sized palpable swell in groin. Normal?

I got an steroid shot at 8 locations of my ilipsoas for snapping hip 2 weeks ago. 45% better but a coin sized palpable swell in groin. Normal?

No! Not normal, but: Swelling could be from bleeding which can occur from even a single needle pass.
Use some hot compresses and some pain meds and in about 1-2 weeks it'll disappear.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?

My dr thinks the burning sensation in my spine is from taking cipro (ciprofloxacin). Has prescribed low dose of steroids, 600mg of motrin, anything else I can do?

If there is an: Inflammatory issue related to your current symptoms, then either of those 2 medications may help as long as you take them with food and probably not together to minimize any risk of gastrointestinal side effects. That is an unusual symptom but I assume your physician thoroughly evaluate you and is familiar with your medical history. ...Read more

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Should I be very concerned if I have a burning sensation on my right foot? A week ago I got a lumbar epidural steroid for my hernated disc.

Concerned: Enough to discuss. With the doc who gave you the shot. Herniated disc in the lumbar region can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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my boyfriend is taking anabolic steroids, every time we have sex and he ejaculates inside me I get a burning sensation after sex. Why is this?

my boyfriend is taking anabolic steroids, every time we have sex and he ejaculates inside me I get a burning sensation after sex. Why is this?

Infection?: Doubt that at your age, his anabolic steroids are causing the problem. Speak w your ob-gyn to see if you have an infection, or are lacking sufficient lubrication for comfortable sex. ...Read more

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Pain in right groin & just below knee. Dr gave steroid shot & pack. No relief 2 weeks later. Now can't walk more then few feet without horrible pain?

Pain in right groin & just below knee. Dr gave steroid shot & pack. No relief 2 weeks later. Now can't walk more then few feet without horrible pain?

Orthopedic referral: You will require more testing and examination, it could be a host of muscle and /or tendon strains/sprains- the adductor group of muscles will often have a referral pattern from the groin to the knee. You need more evaluation, examination and imaging. ...Read more

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Is steroid good treatment for generalized inflammation GI system and upper torso? I was fed aluminum compound by ER and causing burning pain.

Hospital food again?: Note to self: Brown Bag to ER from now on. You won't believe the stuff they try feeding my patients in the ER! So, please explain what you mean by "was fed an aluminum compound." I'm sure that's not a common item on the lunch menu for patients. Saying YAY or NAY to steroids for anything requires a good diagnosis. Therefore, need more info. As a start. Also, "upper torso" is not a body system. ...Read more

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Hx bad l4&5 s1&2 si joint x 10 yr. Pain in right groin & below knee x 2 wk. Steroid shot & pack no relief. Getting worse?

See below: You report the pain is your right groin---it could be from your back but could also be in your hip or knee and even more unusual it could a hernia since you are mentioning groin pain. Talk to your doctor. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Burning pain in groin area by thigh?

Need examination: Sounds like a likely femoral nerve entrapment type of situation. You could use a very good neurological assessment.... ...Read more

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Burning sensation in groin fold area and in legs off and on what's the cause?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is primarily caused by skin-on-skin friction and is characterized by initial mild erythema that may progress to a more intense inflammation with erosions, oozing, exudation, maceration, and crusting. Intertrigo is facilitated by moisture trapped in deep skinfolds where air circulation is limited. Treatment is with vytone cream 1%. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain located in the hip? I haven't had any recent injury. I do have groin pain also.

What would cause burning pain located in the hip? I haven't had any recent injury. I do have groin pain also.

Many causes: Hip pain may be from the joint itself, due to arthritis or a tear in the labrum; sacroiliac joint can cause hip and groin pain, as can muscle sources such as gluteals, adductors, and piriformis. Evaluate for hernias and femoral nerve compression. ...Read more

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I hv a sudden burning sensation in my groin area it occured last week after sex. There is no itching but burns?

I hv a sudden burning sensation in my groin area it occured last week after sex. There is no itching but burns?

Family Practice: I'm not sure where your discomfort is. If its burning is it worse with urination. If it is outside does it bother you/worse with pressing in the area. Sometimes friction from intercourse can cause burning. Uti or ovarian pain/burning is my guess doubt anything serious but if it continues get checked out. ...Read more

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Bad pain when driving, starts in lower right back area then goes to right groin area, pain eases when I get out the car. Burning pain 8 out of 10?

Don't drive -Exam!: Try to avoid driving till this is resolved - seek an exam to discover cause and plan treatment. It could be a muscle/nerve irritation that physical therapy can help or a lower GI issue or UTI symptom or.... An exam will be a good start. If constipated, treat that (water, prunes, veggies). Psoas and other buttock/hip/groin muscles can do this. Best! ...Read more

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I've being having this burning sensation at my left lower groin region for years the pain is sometime severe it would radiate to my lower abdominal re?

Need more info: That area of your anatomy has muscles with underlying ovary and intestinal organs. Having this kind of symptom for a long time is not usually normal and requires a physical exam. Please make an appointment with your family physician soon to find the cause of this problem. ...Read more

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Since I began teaching 8 years ago, I have shifted to running seasonally 5 months out of the year. I am two months into my training schedule, and have begun to have a burning sensation in my right groin while sitting on my rest day. Possible cause?

Nerve, tendon, joint: There are many causes of groin pain. Adductor tendonitis and hamstring tendonitis are common causes in runners. If the pain is towards the buttocks, then think hamstring, esp. Where it attaches on the ischial tuberosity. Burning is often associated with nerve pain and several nerves are in that area. Finally, hip join pain often refers to the groin but I would expect this to hurt while running. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have my lower back, lower abdominal/groin burning pain?

Urinary problems: Sounds like urinary tract kidney/ bladder relatated problem. Especially if you have burning, frequency, and have to wake up several times in night to go to bathroom. There can be other reasons as well so if you do not have these symptoms the check with your family doctor who can order some test to check the problem. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cortisone shot in buttocks cause burning pain in groin?

Please tell me, could a cortisone shot in buttocks cause burning pain in groin?

Unlikely: The nerves associated with the groin are not located in the buttocks region. However if this does not resolve in a few days, you may want to seek medical evaluation to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a burning sensation and a boil at the groin area after anal sex?

I am experiencing a burning sensation and a boil at the groin area after anal sex?

Hemorrhoid / abscess: This could either be a hemorrhoid or abscess. Warm sitz bath can alleviate symptoms. But medical evaluation is advised to determine if an antibiotic is needed, or procedures such as hemorrhoidectomy or incision and drainage if it is an abscess. ...Read more

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Getting a burning sensation that turns into numbness! Starts in groin area and moves to inner thigh always on right side. Is this sciatica?

Getting a burning sensation that turns into numbness! Starts in groin area and moves to inner thigh always on right side. Is this sciatica?

Not exactly: Classically siatica goes from buttocks to leg down the back this may be nerve compression but a different nerve root from your description sounds like L3 or L4 or other peripheral nerves femoral obturator, siatica feels like this but in different part of leg classically ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more