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Problems about cortisone injection during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am 18 weeks pregnant and have severe pain in ribs and back doc want to give me cortisone injection, is this safe as pregnant?
Doctor :   Yes it safe
User :   Totally sfae am meant to have tomorrow but scared out of wits
Doctor :   it will not hurt ur baby
Doctor :   it is totally safe
User :   They dont know what is wrong I am intotoal agony inribs and back and can only lie down and cannot finction at all its so painful, any ideas
Doctor :   So basically it is musculo skeletal problem
Doctor :   say it is back strain
Doctor :   Cortisone work fine
Doctor :   it is safe
Doctor :   it is standard practice
User :   They say its constcondritis,
Doctor :   if you can manage with bed rest, ibuprofen, tylenol , exercise that is also great
Doctor :   constcondritis:: shot works great
User :   do you think i should have them so?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Tkae care
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   Will this condition go away or reoccur
Doctor :   Did the discussion help?
Doctor :   Usually costochondritis will go away
Doctor :   some pregant females continue to have back pain
Doctor :   they need to do some back strengthening exercises
User :   i know that but not at 18 weeks very early
Doctor :   they need good rest
Doctor :   they need to prarcetamol
Doctor :   But this back ach severity decreases with weeks
Doctor :   The muscles, ligaminets become react to harmones initilally
Doctor :   But as the pregnancy progresses they get loosened and condition get better
User :   Ok so but if its only this conditin it should go away with injections and sure they are safe?
Doctor :   *YES*
Doctor :   DO you have any Questions?
User :   No thats it was just really worried ABOUT the injections really
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care
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