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Will Steroid Back Injections Cause You To Gain Weight
Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include ...Read more
Generally No: It is not standard of care at all. Used to be when we didn't have x-ray, but not anymore. In fact the CPT codes used to bill these types of injections now have fluoroscopic guidance built into them, including the older technique done bedside which will change for 2015. So never get an epidural without x-ray unless your are having a baby or for surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm going to get a steroid epidural injection but I was worried if in the past I've had epidural issues resulting in three blood patches is it safe?
What would happen if i smoked methamphetamine the day of the steroid epidural injection for disc bulging into generation?
Is it safe to receive celestone steroid epidural injection in the neck while breastfeeding? How long should you wait to breastfeed after a treatment?
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
Yes/No: Generally steroids can cause your to retain water, which may make weight gain appear. This is usually reversible once steroid wears off. However, steroid also make you hungry and if you eat more because of that then that weight is real and will take diet and exercise to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for an epidural in my lower back to cause a gain in weight due to the steroid in the medication?
Extremely unlikely: As very little steroid is absorbed systemically... ...Read more
Will an Epidural Steroid Injection for herniated disc (l4-l5) cause any weight gain or any other serious side effect? (20 year old college athlete)
Steroids: Yes but cetain disorders require them. Don't stop without a doctors advise. ...Read more
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
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