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Do epidural steroid injections cause you to gain weight?

Do epidural steroid injections cause you to gain weight?

Possibly: Weight gain is usually from you eating more (steroids can cause you to be hungry), water weight gain (usually self limiting) and possible fat deposition if your own steroid production is halted (again self limited and takes more than one injection). There is no muscle growth that takes place, these are not those type of steroids. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Does steroid injections cause impotence?

Does steroid injections cause impotence?

Steroids and ED: Steroids, when used long term, are known to reduce the body's production of testosterone. This in turn can result in decreased interest in sex as well as poorer erections. A short course of steroids whould not have the same effect. If you're concerned about an abrupt onset of erectile dysfunction at the same time as starting steroids, you may want to discuss other options, if available. ...Read more

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Can steroid injection cause a flare in neuralgia in the same area? (neuralgia in wrist, injection was in similar area)

Can steroid injection cause a flare in neuralgia in the same area? (neuralgia in wrist, injection was in similar area)

It could: Possible, the needle itself might have irritated the nerve. Do me a favor and stay away from those injections, there are other ways, nowadays you cd even google them. Steroids can destroy tendons and tissues if repeated. ...Read more

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Will epidural steroid injections cause harm to my bones or having any adverse long term effects to my body?

Will epidural steroid injections cause harm to my bones or having any adverse long term effects to my body?

No,usually: We had a recent problem with a pharmacy that provided us with a very bad batch of steroids.Drs had no idea and were blind-sided when patients developed infections. If this is a last resort for very severe pain, it is a recommended treatment. ...Read more

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Cervical steroid injection caused severe shoulder pain. 18 days later getting worse. Huge bruse and swelling band on arm?

Cervical steroid injection caused severe shoulder  pain. 18 days later getting worse. Huge bruse and swelling band on arm?

Get checked: You would certainly want to be checked immediately. There are multiple potential causes, from potential complications from the epidural to conditions that may be unrelated to the neck or epidural but could still be dangerous such as an axillary vein thrombosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can steroid injections ever cause a stroke?

Not as a rule: All procedures carry risk and should be thoughtfully employed. There have been issues with contaminated steroid products and procedural errors can occur. However, when performed by a specialist, the risks of steroid injections are acceptably small. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a caudal spinal steroid injection to cause cauda equina syndrome symptoms?

Not likely: Because the spinal cord ends at bout vertebral level L1 (range T12-L3) and epidural injection is performed at L4, the risks of the injection does not include direct injury to the spinal cord. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What steroid injections do not cause damage osteoarthritis?

What steroid injections do not cause damage osteoarthritis?

Most do NOT: Steroid joint injections can be very helpful in treating arthritis of all kinds, iv/im steroid not so much. ...Read more

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My boyfriend does test c 200 steroid injections... Can those cause him to be infertile? We've tried to conceive for 11 months and have had no luck.

Get a sperm count: A sperm count should answer your questions. What a lot of us are beginning to find out is that virtually every cell is communicating with every other cell. Excess exogenous steroids may provide a negative feed back loop so that endogenous cells stop working as they're getting the message the body has enough downstream hormones. If some else was doing your work would you work? ...Read more