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Treatment for Costochondritis during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi i had cortsione injection into my thorathic muscle yeterday but the muscle itself now is very painful is this normal. Also some of my pain was in the rib under breast but no injection there will that be helped by injection in back?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   some amount of pain will be there is muscle after injection
Doctor :   You may get pain for 3-4 days
Doctor :   You can apply hot compresses 4 times a day
Doctor :   and it will get better
Doctor :   You can also trake Ibuprofen 600mg 3 times day for 2-3 days
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   Do not want to take tablets as i am 18 weeks pregnant
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can take Tylenol
Doctor :   or you do not need to take any thing
Doctor :   You can just apply hot compresses 4 times a day
User :   No the pain I was having was possibly worse. The doc said I had costcondritis, I thought the injection would be in between ribs not into back muscle
User :   I was told also that the injection would not harm the baby is that correct also?
Doctor :   where is the inj given
Doctor :   at back?
User :   Yes in the back muscle
Doctor :   back in thoracic area
User :   Yes exactly
Doctor :   the rib joints with back/thoracic spine at the back
Doctor :   the injection might be given the site of most tender point
Doctor :   so it will help locally at costocondrol joint
Doctor :   costo means rib
Doctor :   chondrol is part of back bone
User :   What about the baby and the injection
Doctor :   you mean what happens to baby with the injection, is that right?
Doctor :   There are no side effects for baby
User :   Yes I was told it would not affect it
Doctor :   Now are the queries resolved?
User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   the injectin, steroid is absobed into system slowsly
Doctor :   And it aslo effect all involved joints
Doctor :   it works for min 3mo
Doctor :   thank you for consulting
Doctor :   bYE

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