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Doctor insights on: Steroid Injections In Pregnancy

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Can steroid injections for bad back affect a pregnancy test result?

Can steroid injections for bad back affect a pregnancy test result?

No, : If its positive it's not because of the steroid injection. Good luck, start on some Folic Acid at 1 mg or a prenatal vitamin. Get seen, throwing up not good for the back. If that's the case. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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1 wk after steroid injection I started bleeding- my period isn't due for 2 wks.No chance of pregnancy.How long might this last?Do I need to call my dr

1 wk after steroid injection I started bleeding- my period isn't due for 2 wks.No chance of pregnancy.How long might this last?Do I need to call my dr

Side effect: of most steroid injections, especially in young women. I would suggest a 5-7 day period after ending your course of therapy. Wait 1 week and if still bleeding, call your GYN. ...Read more

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In which case should steroid injections be taken?

In which case should steroid injections be taken?

See below: Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. Cortisone is not a pain relieving medication, it only treats the inflammation. When pain is decreased from cortisone it is because the inflammation is diminished. By injecting the cortisone into a particular area of inflammation, very high concentrations of the medication can be given while keeping potential side-effects to a minimum. ...Read more

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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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What is an epidural steroid injection like?

What is an epidural steroid injection like?

Small But Real Risk: Epidural injections are typically very routine, injections done under x-ray guidance without anesthetic. However, they are not without risk (i.e. Recent meningitis outbreak). Research shows that esis are effective only for a pinched nerve from herniated disk and correlating symptoms. Absent of both these conditions, there is not proven benefit>inherent risks. Esis have become highly overutilized. ...Read more

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Does keloid return after steroid injection?

Does keloid return after steroid injection?

It may: Keloid scars are very difficult to treat. If good response from steroid injection, result may be permanent. Unfortunately keloids occasionally recur and require additional treatment. ...Read more

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Who should get an epidural steroid injection?

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Who should get an epidural steroid injection?

ESI: An epidural steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers steroids via a needle directly into the epidural space to help reduce inflammation. It is indicated for patient with radicular pain, but can be effective for other conditions as well. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an epidural steroid injection?

How dangerous is an epidural steroid injection?

Varies: When done in the right hands, by certified doctors, and epidural injection should not pose undue danger. Working with the neck is somewhat more complex than the low back. Of course anytime you "stick" a needle in anyone anywhere there are risks. The main one always being infection. ...Read more

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Can i get a reverse epidural steroid injection?

Reverse??: I'm not sure what a reverse epidural is. Epidural steroids are injected in the spine to lessen inflamation and thereby provide pain relief. I have never heard one referred to as "reverse". ...Read more

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What are epidural steroid injection complications?

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ESI complication: The potential risks associated with epidural steroid injection include spinal headache from a dural puncture, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and nerve damage / paralysis. Corticosteroid side effects may cause weight gain, water retention, hot flashes, mood swings or insomnia, and elevated blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes a huge bump at steroid injection site?

What causes a huge bump at steroid injection site?

Steriod: This might be a reaction to the medication or the medication may be superficial under the skin. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Long term effects from epidural steroid injections?

Long term effects from epidural steroid injections?

Pain relief: On the positive side the effect would be less pain and greater quality of life. Long term adverse effects are minimal. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of an epidural steroid injection?

Improvement: Epidural steroids are typically used to treat pain in the neck or back. The reason behind the treatment is to help reduce inflammation or swelling that is contributing to the symptoms of pain or numbness. Although not everyone feels better after an epidural steroid injection, many patients experience significant lessening of their pain. The injection may need to be repeated more than once. ...Read more

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How is an epidural steroid injection typically performed?

How is an epidural steroid injection typically performed?

It varies!: An epidural injection may be performed anywhere along the full length of the spine. It will usually be placed near the source of the pain or numbness: in the upper spine for neck pain, or the lower spine for back pain. In a pain clinic, sedation will sometimes be given to help with any discomfort. X-ray may be used for very precise positioning of the needle. ...Read more

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Will my medications affect my epidural steroid injection?

Generally no: Most medications are Ok. However, some NSAIDs and blood thinners need to be stopped before the injection to decrease risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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How much steroid is used in an epidural steroid injection?

Variations: There are variations amount practices, but 40 mg of Methylprednisolone for a single injection is fairly standard. ...Read more

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How long after injection of steroid will WBC stay elevated?

No simple answer: The response to steroids will depend on what is driving the WBC count up, and the dose and type of steroid. Consult your doctor as to whether you have had an appropriate response. ...Read more

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