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My dad is has been suffering for a long time from his back, and spine.
SO bad that a part of his knee is numb. Because of a car accident,it got worse, and his spine is swollen now, and his knee is numb as well. his doctor reccomended a cortizone shot, for start, I am alittle scared of that. Can a cortizone shot in the long run cause cancer???? what are the side effects at the time, and in the long run? please answer fast………Thank you

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    9 10

    I had L4 laminectomy 10 years ago. now am having back problems again. Recently had MRI, & Milagram and DR doent see much of problem except disc above L4 starting to pinch nerve. They want me to have cortizone pain shot and I wonder what my benifits could be from this? Pros & cons. A little scared to have done. I am an active person working in a lumber and hardware store and 41 yrs old 185 pounds, 5’10” Any info will be greatly apreciated.

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    9 10

    hi, I was thinking of getting a cortizone shot in my knee after listening to a friend that had it done on his shoulder. He said he didn’t feel a thing. But I’ve been reading some reply on this and some said that after 6 month,the pain will come back. Is this true. Also some say that their elbow, fingers are deform now cause of this shot.tell me what u think.

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    9 10

    I do not know the answer to your question about cancer, but, I have had the 2nd Injection since Oct. 18 and I still have the horrible low back pain. I also NOW have the appetite of Pac Man… I want to eat constantly.. I know the Back Injections are responsible. I have gained 10 pounds since November 18.

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      9 10

      What is cortizone and how can it help your foot if you get a shot. Thank you

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    9 10

    My..Advice to you.All is to..Check this..OUT..GOOD..Before you decide to.take the..Cortizone Shots..I have had..Several..1st One was.in my.Elbow..The Pain went away..6 Months..Then Came back..My Elbow is now..Deformed..Then..Like an..Idiot..I had another..in My Hand.2 Years..Ago..Pain came Back..4 Months Later.Now my..Thumb is..Deformed..I didn’t care about.that..Because..I was..Pain Free..For awhile..But then..I guess..My Luck Ran..Out..I messed up my..Wrist..1 Year ago..Didn’t Mine..the..Deformed Part..as the Pain.was..Terrible..But..The Doctor..Over Dosed My Wrist.With Cortizone..It Leaked into.My Skin..It Ate up my..Muscle..And Skin..Now..Everytime.I get the Least.Little..Scratch.Or..Bump..on that Part of..my Skin..It..Bleeds..And Don’t..want to..Stop..I went to.a..Derm..About it..She Subjected..Vitamin C..Lotion.to..Help Build up..the Skin..But so far..it’s not.Working..I hit my Wrist..today.Cleaning House..It haves a..Blood Blister..on it..Which is..inside my Skin…PLEASE..Think..About..this..Before you..Regret..The Cortizone Shot..For the Rest of Your Life..I hope this will..Help..You..If you Have any..Questions..Please Feel..Free to..E-Mail Me.

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      9 10

      I am scheduled to get a cortizone shot in each writst tomorrow and sooooo scared. I’m on workmans comp and they don’t want to pay for surgery. I have been on several different pain killers and none have worked. Please send some advise. Thanks a million

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    9 10

    I have had problems for years with my right hip. I thought it was arthristis until yesterday when my doctor told me since the pain I am experiencing in this hip is on the outside of bursitus. He recommended a cortizone shot.He told me that he gave me a light sedative so the procedure wouldn’t hurt so much. When he started to put the needle in and push the medication into my hip at first the pressure in that area caused me to say WOW several times. Yes it hurt a little going in, but when he finished I could feel a great relieve. For the first in 35 years that hip doesn’t bother me.
    I would love to get more information on my condition and hopefully you can send me more information relating to my condition.

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    9 10

    I was in a bad car wreck 13 years ago and every since then I’ve had a lot of pain in my hip joints. My doctors told me that more than likely I had calcium builup in my hip joints. How can I relieve this terrible pain in my hip joints and possibly get rid of my hip joint pain? Also, what caused the calcium buildup in my hip joints?

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      9 10

      I was in a car accident.I have been doing phisyo on my elbo i am down to 30% strenth in that arm doc recomends cortizone shot to deal with pain ,says the pain is what is stoping my strenth,its only been six weeks since accident.is it to soon for.it.what are the long term effects of it.

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    9 10

    WOULD YOU RECOMMEND CORTIZONE SHOTS IN FEET FOR THE RELIEF OF PERIPHERIAL NEUROPATHY? I HAVE HEARD THAT IT GIVES RELIEF FROM THE STINGING, BURNING, NUMBNESS THAT I HAVE SUFFERED OVER TEN YEARS. I HAVE AN APPT. WITH A PODIATRIST AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO BRING BEFORE HIM FOR TREATMENT.
    THANK YOU.

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      9 10

      Should I have cortizone shots for my foot i have metatarsalgia. I also in the past have had a cortizone shot for heel spurs and plantar faciitis that was approximately 15 years ago I suffer from plantar faciitis periodically. I do walking swimming and gym 5 days a week depending on the weather and this is really a problem for me I was told that having the cortizone shots that it takes the fat pad away from the bottom of your feet and I have the most painful feet permanently I cant walk barefoot I have terrible trouble finding shoes that are comfortable. Will this shot in the long run make it worse. Thanking you for a speedy reply.

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        9 10

        Is the cortizone shot itself toxic to my body. Other organs like the liver, kidneys etc. long run what is the negative

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    9 10

    I received a cortizone shot in my wrist for tendin pain. I have no more pain, but my wrist has a rash and is itchy. It also looks shrunken. Am I having an allergic reaction? It’s been about a month and a half.

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    9 10

    I have been unable move without pain for the last five months due to my shoulder. Last week I got a corizone injection. It’s about 70% better. I asked the doctor if another injection would help and was told that I would need to see an orthpedist for therapy. Also, since the injection, I have been having a strange taste in my mouth; food tastes wierd and my appetite is ravenous. Anyone else experiencing these side effects?

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    9 10

    I am in the process of setting an appointment for a cortisone shot in my back because I really don’t want to have them cut on my back at all and I have heard good and bad about the shot, now i see you were given an overdose. Do you think I should have the shot in my back or just do the surgery and my back really hurts from time to time
    Thanks, Ellis

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    9 10

    How many shot’s can a person have in one area ?…3, 4, 5, or how many ?…I was told that you can only have a certain amount of these shots, over a pirod of time…

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    9 10

    I am supposed to be getting a cortisone shot to treat neck, shoulder and back pain, from a car accident. I want to know the serios risk. Such as can it kill me? Can it paralyze me? I am scared because I have heard stories about them I need to know the truth.

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    9 10

    If a person is getting a cortizone shot, let say in an elbow or even your foot…How many shot’s can a person have in one area ?…3, 4, 5, or how many ?…I was told that you can only have a certain amount of these shots, over a pirod of time…

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      9 10

      I am suffering from my sciatic nerv, I am getting a lot of pain. I went to my doctor and he had recomend a Cortizone shot, I would like to have some information about side effects on the long run. Thank you

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    9 10

    I was in a car accident four years ago. Last year, an MRI showed a small syrinx in my cervical spine. My doctor also diagnosed me with Fibromylasia. He has given me two cortizone shots in the last nine months. I will like to get more information on this drug. What it contains and its possble side effects. Thank you

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    9 10

    just recently got a cortizone shot in my right thumb. for having carpal tunnel. how long does this work? is it true if done a few more times in lengthy periods it eats your bones away?

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    9 10

    does the cortizone shots affect the stomach at all, and how many can you get in one spot for heel spurs

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    9 10

    I have had several cortizone shots throuout my life, in my knees, foot for heal spurs, and all that I can tell you is the pain relief you get is different from person to person. I asked the Dr. about it and he said it never leaves your body or gets abosrbed into the body, also you can only get 3 or 4 in the same area because too many will weaken yor tendons and connective tissue.

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      9 10

      I am new at this and I heard rumors about thecortizone shots. I had one for heel spurs. Doesit cause cancer?

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    9 10

    I heard cortizone will increase your appetitie or cause weight gain? True or False?

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      9 10

      I have had two cortizone injections in my lower back. The last one was 6 months ago. They have been very successful in decreasing my pain. My question is are cortizone shots harmful in the long run? Could I continue with this indefinetly?

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    9 10

    I have had one cortizone shot in my heel and four cortizone shots in my back to block off nerves. Is there something I can do or take to kill the effects it has on weight gain?? I notice a huge change in my hip and stomach shape. Please help. I used to have a good figure????
    Thank YOU

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    9 10

    I was given a series of cortisone shots for hip pain & now suddenly am diagnosed with diabetes. Are the two any way related>

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    9 10

    What are the side effects from a cortizone shot?

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    9 10

    Have been having knee pain so went to orthopedic doctor and he took x-rays. Found out I have a bone spur. put me on celebrex for two weeks but pain continued once I stopped taking. Today gave me a cortizone shot. This is about the 3rd cortizone shot I have had and I am concerned about the long-term effects. Have heard that it is hard on your bones. Please update me on any concerns.
    Thank you, Diane Harn

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    9 10

    My Doctor has recommended a cortizone injection for what appears to be an inflamed tail bone an xray has shown all clear, the pain has persisted for 12 months, originating from a fall nearly 40years ago. Comments please would be appreciated. I am dubious. Another alternative is Voltaren for about 3-4 weeks.?

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    9 10

    i am a 38yr retired pro footballer and have been for the past 8 yrs the reason being osteoarthritis in my hip I now need a full hip replacement could the cortizone injections I was given in my playing years be a contributing factor to this

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    9 10

    What should I expect the approximate cost of a cort shot to the shoulder should be?

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    9 10

    Almost a year ago I felt pain on the inside of my left knee while in exercise class, using the ball between my knees while lying on my back. It hurt for a while and by a month later it was so painful I had to ice it and I have been in extreme pain since then. I have been to two different orthopedic Dr., had an MRI and x-rays, and their response was that the MRI and x-rays were inconclusive. I tried PT for three weeks,different pain meds, stretching. I am desperate for relief from this pain. I am afraid of cortisone shots from what I have heard over the yrs. Can you please help with more information? Thank you, Nancy

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    9 10

    I have just recently had 2 cortizone shots for the relief of back and shoulder pain. I know this is a steriod and was wondering if it can effect your menstral cycle. I am menstrating 2 times a month, first month but I am nervous since I am very regular. Does anyone hear of this side effect or have any know ledge?

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    9 10

    the arthritis in my hands is getting worse & is now interfering with my job. The strength is diminishing. Would a cortizone shot help and how long does a shot work?thank you,

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    9 10

    What are the side effects of having a cortozone shot? Can it cause an upset stomach and if so how long could I expect to last? I had a shot on March 17 and have been having stomach pains and nausea off and on since that time.

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    9 10

    Can a Cortizone shot cause your blood sugar level to rise?

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    9 10

    my doctor says I need cortizone shots on my right knee. I don’t know anything about cortizone. and if the shot is painful. they say it is. and if any side effects acure. I weigh 197pds and I am 5 ft.and 1 inch tall. I have no high blood pressure or don’t have high colestrol either and don’t have have sugar diabectis either. praise god huh. I am in good health except for my right knee.

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      9 10

      I have been reciving cortizone shots in my knee for 2 years now. Soon to be getting one in my ankle. The one problem I know of is it makes your bones weaker with time.

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    9 10

    i’ve had a bad hip for over a year now, I got a cortizone shot and it made it worse. I went to another dr. and he said what they gave me was the wrong kind of shot, he told me to trust him, so, I did. it’s the third day now, and i’m in such pain, can’t walk, and now have a rash on both of my arms….how long will it take before the pain eases up? i’m tired of being in pain…… Please email me…….patty

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    9 10

    I got a cortizone shot in my neck, in about 36 hours, my knee has started giving me fits out of the clear blue sky. I can feel it giving out on me and it I turn it a certain way, it hurts. The only thing I can think of different in the last few days, is the cortizone shot, that left a large bump on my neck. Can this shot of medicine travel?

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    9 10

    I had orthoscopic knee surgery in Oct.. Therewere 2 torn miniscus. By Feb. I had 3 shots of cortizone and the knee had to be drained. It is now the middle of May. My knee is still swollenpainful at times. I am frustrated and angry.

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    9 10

    I have type 2diabetes and I had to get a cortizone shot and my blood sugar has gone high can the shot cause it to do that

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    9 10

    I have diabetes and I find that the cortizone shot has increased by blood sugar leve. Is this normal?

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      9 10

      I have type 2diabetes and I had to get a cortizone shot and my blood sugar has gone high can the shot cause it to do that? what can I do to get It level again.

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    9 10

    why would you get a cortizone shot? what do they do and what are the side effects? thanks

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    9 10

    I had a cortizone shot in my knee and since I have had a red face. Is this a side affect of the shot? It has been 2 days since the shot.

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    9 10

    hi what are some side effects of cortizone shot,i had 2 in back of my head for headaches

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    9 10

    I am on Coumadine 1 Pill a day 4 mlg & I wonder if it is OK to take a cortizone shot for ” Trigger Finger ” ThanksElie Elgazzar

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      9 10

      I have had two cortizone shots for my trigger finger but after two shots my orthopedic doctor suggested the ten minute surgery in the palm area for cutting the tendon and releasing it. Do you have any suggestions before this surgery? Thank you.

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    9 10

    I just had cortizone shots in my back in the 1and 2 discs. How long before you notice the full effect of the shot?

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    9 10

    My husband had a cortizone shot between the 4& 5 lumbar discs. He developed a fungal infection in his mouth. Is this one of the side effects of the shot?

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      9 10

      I am coumadin due to mitral valve replacement since last year. I recently had nine cortizone shotson my back. Since then my face and neck havebeen swollen. Is this a side affect of thecoumadin?

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    9 10

    I suffer with R.A. and I would like to know if cortizone would help my pain? The pain is always in my feet,hand,and neck. I do not have a R.A. doctor,because I have always tried to do natural, remidies but my pain has never been worst. Is it true that cortizone never leave your body, even if you detox?

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    9 10

    I have a bone spur in my right heal. It is very tiring to try to walk ‘normal’ with this pain and is causing my body to hurt in other areas because of it. I am on my feet all the time..work or otherwise. I don’t want to live like this. Why do doctors not want to operate? What side effects are there to cotizone and will it really help and for how long? Thank you

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    9 10

    are they both the same as far as whst they do. I have heard they give epidural shots for people having children. so please let me know. I have had cortizone shots and they didn’t numb anything. thank u skip

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    9 10

    I have tennis elbow and it hurts all the time, they said a cortizone shot my help. I would like to know the side effects and if it would help or not.Is it going to help or still be there.

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    9 10

    What are any side effects of a cortisone shot?

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    9 10

    I have had two cortizone shots in both my heals for bone spurs. I am having numbness like my feet are asleep and this goes up my legs. Is this an effect of the shots?

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    9 10

    I’ve now had my third cortizone shot on the bottom of my heal for Plantar Faciasitis. I experience numbness in my arms & legs. Also there has been a subsantial weight gain in the short period of time that I’ve received these shots. Is this temporary water retention due to the shots?

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    9 10

    I just looked up the side effects for the cortisone epidural because my Mom just had a couple for her low back pain and was having hot flashes. I found out one of the side effects is transient flushing. Flushing can make your face turn red and it can also make you feel very hot. Other side effects are a decrease in immunity, high blood sugar, stomach ulcers, sever arthritis of the hip (avascular necrosis), cataracts, transient flushing, and increased appetite. They say the side effects are rare. If you believe that I have some swamp land in Florida to sell you. LOL

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    9 10

    Hi. I had a cortizone shot in my shoulder 12 months ago. Shoulder pain has returned. Is it safe to have another shot. What are the side affects of cortizone shots. Thanks Annette

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    9 10

    My mom had a friend that recently passed away,the night she passed away she had been to the doctor that morning to get a cortizone shot in her knee, from what I was told the doctor gave her 8 shots in her knee that morning, isnt that too many cortizone shots at one time?

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    9 10

    I just received the last (Thank God) cortizone shot in my neck due to an old (5y) injury and a reinjury in Oct. This last one was terrible. I ended up in the E.R. due to shortness of breath and swelling in face and neck. Weight gain has been awful this last time and getting out of bed in the mornings is difficult due to chest and back pain. Has anyone else had these type of side effects?

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    9 10

    I had a cortizone shot in my rt knee today for pain. Are there any knows side affects? I am going for an Epidural Cortizone shot in my lower back this thursday. I have stayed away from Advil or any ibuprofen for the last week. Are there any knows side affects? Should I be spreading these shots out a few weeks?

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    9 10

    MY HUSBAND HAS A BAD LIVER. hIS kNEE’S ARE BAD. WILL THE SHOT CAUSE ANY MORE DAMAGE TO HIS LIVER, IF USED LONG TERM?

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    9 10

    I’ve had 2 cortizone shots in the arch of my foot for a ligament / tendon rubbing something that have worked almost instantly…pain was gone in hours and lasted up to3-4 months. Now it has suddenly returned and the Doctor won’t give me any more shots. Do you have any reason to believe I shouldn’t receive more? I would appreciate a respons as walking is very dificult. Thanks!! Jim

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