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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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Epidural Injection (Definition)

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


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Will an epidural steroid injection make me gain weight or help with muscle growth?

Will an epidural steroid injection make me gain weight or help with muscle growth?

No and No: No and no. A single steroid injection is highly unlikely to cause measurable weight gain. Muscle growth can occur with Anabolic steroids such as the ones body builders are sometimes known to use. Epidural steroids are corticosteroids are nothing like anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Can i gain weight if I have cortisone injections for trochanteric hip bursitis last option as in so much pain but don't want to gain any more weight ?

Can i gain weight if I have cortisone injections for trochanteric hip bursitis last option as in so much pain but don't want to gain any more weight ?

No: The injection you will receive for troch bursitis will have steroids in it more than likely, but the single dose given locally does not normally have much systemic effect at all. If you were diabetic you may note a small spike in your sugars, but it should not cause any longer systemic effects like weight gain. Hope this helps and feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can corticosteroid injections for bursitis cause weight gain and/or increase in appetite?

Can corticosteroid injections for bursitis cause weight gain and/or increase in appetite?

Only if chronic: One time and repeated injections months apart don't usually cause weight gain. Chronic treatment with corticosteroids does cause weight gain. One time dose may increase appetite temporarily but not a sustained effect. ...Read more

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Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain..I don't want to gain weight..but i feel better taking them?

Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain..I don't want to gain weight..but i feel better taking them?

Whoa: If you have been prescribed B12 injections or other suitable replacement therapy based on sound evidence (i.e., labs and a real diagnosis), and you refuse to take them, you will pay for it with your health, your mind, and ultimately your life. They actually do not cause weight gain. SIck people feeling better after treatment may eat more. I'm sorry you were given faulty information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can parasites cause me to continue to lose weight but then gradually gain it all back?

Can parasites cause me to continue to lose weight but then gradually gain it all back?

Parasites can cause: weight loss and other GI symptoms. Please see your doc who may want to do lab work. Diagnos-techs lab in Washington state offers excellent GI parasite lab testing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm starting hCG due to low t will i gain muscle and lose weight? What are the cosmetic benifits?

I'm starting hCG due to low t will i gain muscle and lose weight? What are the cosmetic benifits?

None really: Hcg is not known for its cosmetic results for the face. You don't want to lose the structural fat that supports the features of the face, by extreme weight loss. It can't be replaced, except by fillers temporarily. Make sure you have this discussion with your doctor before using it, so you don't replace one problem for another. Bio identical hormones should also be discussed if you're a candidate. ...Read more

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If you gain weight from the Depo-Provera shot , can you lose the weight?

If you gain weight from the Depo-Provera shot , can you lose the weight?

Yes: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. It is a challenge to lose weight on depo but can be done. ...Read more

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Can anabolic steroids help to weight loss (fat) while helping to increase muscular mass?

Can anabolic steroids  help to weight loss (fat) while helping to increase muscular mass?

Nope: There is 0 good re Anabolic steroids from a medical perspective. You can't expect wght loss from them alone. The idea is, if you build up muscles (pro athletes have proven you can (illegally) on a. Steroids), the muscles will burn the calories that you eat, so you won't get fat. But you have to get the muscles first. Fat athletes are rare. Get big muscles, stop eating, then wght loss. But hunger. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause you to gain weight ?

Does isotretinoin cause you to gain weight ?

Weight gain: Not listed as side effect HOWEVER elevation of serum glucose may occur with isotretinoin and that may contribute to weight gain. Consult with prescribing physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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A verterinarian told me they give B12 injections to animals to gain weight? Why then are B12 injections given to lose weight in humans?

A verterinarian told me they give B12 injections to animals to gain weight? Why then are B12 injections given to lose weight in humans?

No wt loss w/B12: I can't speak for veterinary medicine as I am not a veterinarian. However, as a family physician, i can assure you that i don't give B12 injections to cause weight loss in humans as there is no such link between the two. In other words, taking B12 whether as a shot or pill will not lead to weight loss. If you're low in b12, you may need B12 pills or shots, but that won't cause weight loss. ...Read more

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How much muscle gain do you lose after stopping steroids?

How much muscle gain do you lose after stopping steroids?

Not clear: I am not certain what you are asking. Corticosteroids can cause muscle weakness what we call steroid myopathy. Some people use Anabolic steroids to build up their muscles but this is not an fda indication and which may lead to side effects especially over the long term.Caution - this is in the caution range. Not advised. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight/muscle gain do you lose after stopping a prolonged use of steroids?

Can you tell me how much weight/muscle gain do you lose after stopping a prolonged use of steroids?

Depends: If you continue working out you will fall to a little more muscle than you would have had without the roids. If you quit both you will fall off rapidly but the amount depends on an individuals baseline metabolism and can't be calculated in advance. ...Read more

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Have gained weight during epidural injections and follow up pain methylprednisolone injections. The weight seems to be attached now. Any suggestions?

Have gained weight during epidural injections and follow up pain methylprednisolone injections.  The weight seems to be attached now.  Any suggestions?

Rehab: Your were inactive due to pain issues and steroids side effect is a weight gain. Now when your are better your activity level will go up and lack of steroids should also help. If you can hire a personal trainer, he can tune you up very quickly. Ask your physician of possible rehab therapy. ...Read more

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Can weight gain cause your neck to darken?

Can weight gain cause your neck to darken?

Yes: Overweight individuals have a higher incidence of a dermatologic condition called acanthosis nigricans. this causes darkening of skin certain areas including the neck. Treatment options include weight loss and bleaching creams. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol. Some of the newer ones, like Carvedilol or bisoprolol are less likely to cause weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

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