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I am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees? Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Okay

Steroids injections into the knee done no more frequently than every three months are generally safe during breastfeeding.
Very little steroid gets into your breast milk. Oral medications for osteoarthritis need to be okayed by your OB or the doctor prescribing them. I prefer to advocate weight loss or weight control, modest exercise such as walking as long as it doesn't worsen the knee pain.

In brief: Okay

Steroids injections into the knee done no more frequently than every three months are generally safe during breastfeeding.
Very little steroid gets into your breast milk. Oral medications for osteoarthritis need to be okayed by your OB or the doctor prescribing them. I prefer to advocate weight loss or weight control, modest exercise such as walking as long as it doesn't worsen the knee pain.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Drug will be in milk

Your infant may exhibit signs of adrenocorticosteroid ("cortisone") toxicity with a large enough and/or frequent enough injections.
Exercise caution! unless your condition is life-threatening, i would generally advixe against it.

In brief: Drug will be in milk

Your infant may exhibit signs of adrenocorticosteroid ("cortisone") toxicity with a large enough and/or frequent enough injections.
Exercise caution! unless your condition is life-threatening, i would generally advixe against it.
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
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Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Pediatrics

In brief: Ye

Yes.

In brief: Ye

Yes.
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
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In brief: Yes

There would not be any contraindication.

In brief: Yes

There would not be any contraindication.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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