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Steroid Injections Cause
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Can steroid injection cause a flare in neuralgia in the same area? (neuralgia in wrist, injection was in similar area)
Will epidural steroid injections cause harm to my bones or having any adverse long term effects to my body?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Worried about having a synacthen test incase the steroid injection causes a vessel to burst in my brain?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections i would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more
Not bad but side: There can be side effects. WE advise use as needed but not on a regular basis. This depends on you general health. You can discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Steriod: This might be a reaction to the medication or the medication may be superficial under the skin. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Birth control pills: BCP's are designed to regulate the hormonal balance of menstruation so that your period comes once a month, by design , but without ovulation in that cycle. I would have a long talk with your OB to find out what is the safest approach with simultaneous steroid therapy, since that could affect the action of birth control in a potentially negative fashion. Talk to your OB for advice !! ...Read more
I used steroids once will this cause me harm? I did 1 cc injection of super test 400. I will not do it again very bad decision
Don't do again!: A one time use should be fine. Chronic use certainly will increase risk of serious possible side effects! ...Read more
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