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

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and No

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.

In brief: Yes and No

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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Maybe

Some folks notice temporary water weight gain after corticosteroid administration thes are not Anabolic steroids they will not build muscle different steroid.

In brief: Maybe

Some folks notice temporary water weight gain after corticosteroid administration thes are not Anabolic steroids they will not build muscle different steroid.
Dr. Mark Weston
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