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Doctor insights on: Why Would A Steroid Shot Cause You To Bloat

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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


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Can a steroid shot cause you to urine more?

It can: As it can cause your blood sugars to rise and this can cause you to urinate more frequently. It's more likely to happen on those who are diabetes and prolonged steroid use. It can also cause these symptoms if it leads to a complicating urinary tract infection. If you find this particularly bothersome, you should review this with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does a steroid shot do for pharyngitis ? Does it kill the cause ?

What does a steroid shot do for pharyngitis  ? Does it kill the cause ?

Anti-inflammatory;no: Presumably you're referring to a corticosteroid shot rather than an anabolic steroid such as testosterone. Various forms of Prednisone (steroid) can be given as pill or shot, even as cream, all acting as anti-inflammatory to cut down on swelling. However, it doesn't "kill the cause" which is most likely due to either a virus or bacteria. If the latter, need antibiotics. If former, just time. ...Read more

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My husband had a steroid shot for sinusitis recently and it seemed to cause him to be angry and irritable. Is this a common side effect?

Side effect: Steroid can have side effects like a change in personality. It is usually a temporary effect. An adjustment in doseage may decrease side effects. ...Read more

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Could a steroid shot (4/40) cause sweating & chills, without fever??

Yes: Steroid medications can frequently cause such symptoms. Your physician will be able to determine this. ...Read more

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29 year old daughter got steroid shot for sinusitis, currently using Flonase spray. Could one shot and the daily steroid use cause an 8 lb wt gain?

29 year old daughter got  steroid shot for sinusitis, currently using Flonase spray.  Could one shot and the daily steroid use cause an 8 lb wt gain?

Steroids: The shot will make her gain weight, not the flonase. She should see an allergist and manage her sinuses better to avoid side effects from systemic steroids. She should decline receive them from now on. ...Read more

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Nausea, vomiting, and diareah 20 days after steroid shot. No fever. What could cause this?

Not related: The symptoms you describe are likely not related directly to the steroid shot. However, the steroid could have slightly lowered your immune defenses to infections, making you just a bit more prone to pick up a stomach virus and not you have viral gastroenteritis (doctor talk for the stomach flu). Rest, fluids, probiotics, low lactose, low residue - not lots of roughage- diet. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain which caused my torso to twist. Should I use heat or ice? Should I visit a chiropractor? Steroid shot?

I have severe lower back pain which caused my torso to twist.  Should I use heat or ice?  Should I visit a chiropractor?  Steroid shot?

Both: Alternating heat and ice are good.I would recommend a sports medicine physician or rehab medicine you could also see the chiropractor.steroid shots are generally helpful ...Read more

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Can a steroid shot used for sinusitis cause pain? I have pain in my right leg, both arms (but mostly right), right shoulder, and left side of my neck.

Can a steroid shot used for sinusitis cause pain? I have pain in my right leg, both arms (but mostly right), right shoulder, and left side of my neck.

Steroid Shot: I know of no means for a steroid shot to cause pain in right leg, both arms, etc. Very strange that this should follow a steroid shot. I can't think of any association. ...Read more