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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………Thankyou

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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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    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 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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    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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    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

    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

    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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    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 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

    What are any side effects of a cortisone shot?

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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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    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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    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

    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

    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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    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

    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

    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 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

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

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      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

    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 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 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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    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

    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

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

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    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

    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

    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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    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

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

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    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

    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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    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

    What are the side effects from a cortizone shot?

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    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

    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 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 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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