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Can a previous cortisone injection lead to knee bursitis?
In August I received a cortisone injection in my left knee for a degenerating meniscus. They gave me the injection because I wouldn't have enough time before leaving for school to have arthroscopic surgery. The pain came back fairly soon. I have been very active since being at school and about two weeks ago, I basically diagnosed myself with bursitis. The bursitis is in the same exact area that I was given the cortisone injection. Do these have a correlation?
Catrina Cropano
10/28/09
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  I do have some trouble believing that everyone who is having these surgery's are all having the same problem. To find out if you do have something else other than a muscle that is tight and causing the problems you are asking about try these methods of releasing the muscles. If after you don't find any success then it will be off to the dr. A lot of people have found the answers in these so I hope they work for you also:
Knees:
While sitting wrap both hands around one leg right behind the knee. With your fingers find the ligaments behind the knee, two on the inside and two on the outside, only one of them is part way up the outside of your leg. (About one inch or less from the one found inside the knee) Press into them with a good amount of pressure and hold tight. Now relax, take a deep breath and exhale and don’t tense up any part of your body. After on minute slowly slide that foot forward until your leg is fully extended. Remove the pressure but rest your leg there for one minute longer.
Kneecap: (Use a chair that has no cross members on it.)
While sitting start with your leg out in front of you extended out to a comfortable length. Wrap your hands around it so you have a good two inches working area. Place your thumbs about two inches behind your knee and press into the top middle of your leg hard and hold. Relax. After 30 seconds, slowly slide that leg back until it is pulled up under the chair as far as you can make it go. Then release the pressure but hold your leg there for one minute longer.
Douglas B
10/28/09
How long does pain in shoulder last after cortisone injection?
I had an injection of cortisone& lidocaine 3 days ago and am in servere constant pain with lack of mobility of that arm. Is this normal response to injection and will it clear up once the medication settles? How long should I expect for pain to last?
Lynn
01/13/11
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What's the closest thing to a cortisone injection that I can take w/o going to doctor?
What's the closest thing to a cortisone injection that I can take w/o going to a doctor?
My shoulder pain goes away immediately when I'm injected with cortisone.

I'm in a tournament so rest is not an option.

Thanks.
VMI
02/16/08
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  otc painkiller--aspirin, acetamenaphin, alieve, (one of those otc brands for arthritis would probably do a good job), Goody's powder, etc. ?

Glucosamine pills, arthritis cream.

My bro has achey shoulders & takes Cherry (extract) pills. He's a huge guy, not easily medicated, has done a lot of heavy lifting over the years & has a warehouse job. Had this pain for years. He SWEARS by his cherry pills. When the ache starts, he takes just a couple or up to 4 over the course of the day & can tell a difference the next day.
yoohoo
02/16/08
  I need it for tmj
Dr some one
03/05/14
Can cortisone injection for shoulder bursitis make it worse?
Got a cortisone injection for my shoulder yesterday and it was more painful last night instead of less. Is this normal? Any other suggestions to decrease the pain?
Tristan
10/04/07
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  it probably hurt worse because the novacaine wore off...it usually takes 2-3 days for the cortisone to fully kick in..try putting ice on it in the meantime
Jewels
10/04/07
How much would a cortisone injection cost?
How much would a cortisone injection cost? I have no health ins right now so it would come out of pocket. I need it for my right elbow. I'm playing baseball and it bothers me when I swing/throw.
GRD
04/20/10
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  You need to ask your doctor. Many clinics can offer payment plans if unable to pay up front.
Vergina
04/20/10
What happens if a cortisone injection does not work?
I got a cortisone injection in the joint of my elbow yesterday, and i have to go back in 3 weeks with for a followup visit. My MRI and EMG came back relatively normal, just a decent amount of inflammation. I am a baseball player, play semi-professionally and in college. What would be the next step?
Roger
06/12/09
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  Athletes are primarily given NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and steroid injections because it is the standard of care. Just because something is the standard does not mean it is correct. Cortisone and other steroid shots are given to athletes joints, especially the knees, when exercise and NSAIDs don’t relieve the pain. In essence, they are given because the family physician, team physician, or orthopedic surgeon has no more treatment options. As depicted in Prolo Your Sports Injuries Away! , continued pain in the athlete signifies that a structure is still injured. Nutritional supplements such as glucosamine, MSM, bromelaines and others help athletes heal sports injuries In addition, the athlete may need Prolotherapy to directly stimulate the joint or joint structures to heal.

WHAT CAUSES ARTHRITIS?
It is commonplace of an athlete to have a sports injuries and go through exercise, physical therapy, NSAIDs, then a stronger NSAID, and eventually progress to cortisone shots. Once this level of care is reached it is only a matter of time before arthroscopies follow. Arthroscopies are offered to ‘clean up’ the area. They do not repair anything typically just scrape away damaged tissue. Well the athlete should be asking “why is the damage there?” It is there because of all the NSAIDs and steroid injections, which were given by the same physician that is going to the Arthroscopy and eventually the joint replacement.

If one looks at the pathophysiology of arthritis it is clearly a condition that occurs when a joint becomes loose because of ligament injury. Non-healed ligament injury causes an excessive amount of pressure on the other joint tissues such as the menisci. Once these go, the cartilage deteriorates. Arthritis means that the joint is deteriorated as manifested by a thinning or degeneration of the joint. Excessive bone forms to try and stabilize the joint which is loose from the underlying ligament laxity. Ligament laxity or weakness is thus the underlying problem in most degenerated joints. Because Prolotherapy gets at the root cause of arthritis it is very successfully in treating this disorder. Prolotherapy helps all stages of arthritis but is best done as early as possible. Prolotherapy can help stimulate the repair of all the structures inside the joint including the ligaments, tendons, menisci, cartilage, and joint capsule. Prolotherapy is the future of sports medicine and eventually will be the future of arthritis care.

AS AN ATHLETE CAN I PREVENT MYSELF FROM GETTING ARTHRITIS?
It is extremely easy to prevent arthritis from forming. All an athlete has to do is heal completely all sports injuries. Since physicians who utilize Prolotherapy are experts in ligament injuries it is best to have one of them on the athletes treatment team. Prolotherapy physicians can help an athlete determine when complete healing has occurred. If an athletes ligaments and tendons are as strong or stronger than before the injury there is no risk for arthritis forming in the future. If an athlete continues to play on an injured joint or ligament then arthritis is sure to form. It has to! Arthritis is the bodies response to stabilize a loose joint. A bone spur or bone overgrowth is occurring because the underlying joint and joint stabilizing structures (ligaments) are still weakened and stretched. By obtaining Prolotherapy and strengthening the weakened structures, the impetus for the arthritis forming stops and so does the pain.
D
06/12/09
Is there a drug interaction with neurontin, ceftin, lisinopril or prevacid after a cortisone injection?
I just had a cortisone injection in my heel for a heel spur and I didn't think to ask if this would interact with my medicines. I listed my meds on the doctor form so I assume its okay. Thanks for any help. (I would call the doctor but they are closed for the day)
Katie
03/25/10
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Why is my wrist bruised and painful after cortisone injection?
I recently (4 days ago) had a cortisone shot in my right wrist on the left side for my inflammed tendon. (De Quervain's Tenosynovitis) And I thought the pain would go away quickly but it is still painful to the touch and very bruised. My skin around the injection area is a dark purplish color. Is this normal?
xoxtennisStarxox
09/07/09
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  I had cortisone injection before and I understand what you mean. It should get better in a few days, but if it is still purple then I would call your doctor to ask him about that. I know that it lighten the skin pigment for months before it gets back to its regular color.
lovetobeme0421
09/07/09
Has the cortisone injection given to me to reduce my scar made it worse?
I have a tint scar on my shoulder and mentioned it to my dermatologist, who then gave me a cortisone injection to reduce the scar/prevent it from expanding. The fluid immediately caused it to expand, but the dermatologist assured me that it would go down. Its been 3 days and the scar is harder, more swollen and is surrounded by what appears to be bruising and/or blood around surface. She is not willing to see me soon and I am concerned as the scar is now much more noticeable and red!!! Should I be concerned, or is it to soon to see a difference?
Mccr4167
05/22/09
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  Give it a few more days, it should go down.
Mr. Sonny
05/22/09
Cortisone Injection?
I've been suffering from a chronic shoulder injury for several years now and I've been to many doctors. My shoulder has recently started to improve but I, just today, went to see an orthopedic physician. The specialist recommended that I take a cortisone steroid injected into the joint combined with physical therapy. He gave me the shot, and not only did it NOT help my shoulder, but it seemed to have worsen the condition. Theres been extra pain and discomfort all day long, and I feel like I may have made a mistake accepting this injection into my system. Can one of these injections permanently mess me up? Can someone tell me more about these injections. Recommending that I "consult my doctor" really doesnt do much good since he seems to be always in a rush and isn't able to take the time to answer my questions...
hotmailismuchbetter
05/24/07
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  It would be pretty rare to have a true traumatic event that caused mechanical damage from a cortisone injection. It is common to have more pain for the first couple days after the injection...mostly due to the nature of injection and also stretching of the capsular tissues with injection of the fluid. There is some discussion as to wheather steroidal anti-inflammatories is detremential to the healing process of torn tendons. In otherwords, if you had a large rotator cuff tear, this may be thought to weaken what was left of the tendon. Yet, realistically, if you had a tear that was that large anyway, you would've most likely needed surgery in the long run.

I would give the injection a couple days and the initial inflammation from the injection should subside and the cortisone should take effect.
mistify
05/24/07
Cortisone injection....?
I had a cortizone injection in my back yesturday and it was in the spine. I was told that I would be given a sedative for it and that I should expect to be in a lot of pain. When I did get the injection, I didn't get any sedative and it really didn't hurt that much. It felt more like getting blood drawn but with a little more pressure. After having it done, it was a little sore but could still get around without too much pain. Is this really normal and has anyone else experienced this before?

I'm not complaining any, but I was expecting it to be much worse since I did get the injection in the spine. I have been told by others who have gotten them that they do hurt a lot when you get them in any kind of joint.
I do go to Physical Therapy, have tried heat and cold and it doesn't work, and I am also on prescription anti-inflammitories and pain meds. So far the Physical Therapy and exercises and the pain pills have been the only thing to help.
kerrberr95
12/06/06
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  Well i have had many in my ankle and if they don't do it right it hurts like hell......so they probably did it right........Flo
flo
12/06/06
How to get rid of wrinkles due to prolonged use of cortisone?
After prolonged use of cortisone, there are wrinkles on my daughter's neck and the front part of the elbows and other areas with creases. Is there any way to cure or get rid of them?
She's been using cortisone because of eczema and the doctor never warned us about prolonged use.
If there are solutions and suggestions I would appreciate it if you post them here.
Thanks in advanced!
The Puti.
08/02/10
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  My daughter has had eczema ever since she was an infant and she has had that same problem due to the medications prescribed to her. The only cure I have found for was to change her lotions, soap and detergent to natural products. Her skin, especially dry, wrinkly patches got better within a couple weeks. She rarely gets flare ups now.

Hope this helps!
Lily Ryan
08/03/10
Does any of these contain Cortisone?
Few years ago a dr put me on Cortisone eye drops which increased my eyes pressure. When I went to my original dr she told me that I could lose my sight, because my eye pressure was very high. It was 30 in both eyes.

Anyway, now I use a product (decongestant, antiseptic & anti-histaminic) called Ocumethyl which contains the following:
1- zinc sulphate B.P
2- Naphazoline hydrochloride U.S.P.
3- Diphenhydramine hydrochloride B.P
4- Methylene blue E.P

Does any of those ingrediants contains Cortisone?
Thanks,
Michael
michaellabibin
05/26/08
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  None of the ingredients you list are compounds themselves. They are individual components of the compound that makes your medicine what it is. If the Ocumethyl had cortisone in it it would list it as a separate ingredient. Hopefully your pharmacist and your doctor would know if cortisone were in your meds, and if it is important to stay away from it you should make double sure that they know about that.... Good luck!
Spectacle
05/26/08
how do I use cortisone pills?
i have 30 pills of Cortisone Acetate 25mg. how should i use them and for how long ? and if i stop taking them after i finish them, am I gonna have side efects?
Nick K
09/29/07
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  If these were prescribed by your doctor, you should have the instructions. If they were not prescribed by your doctor, you should NOT be taking them as it can cause problems. Usually Cortisone pills are used for adrenal problems. I would suggest you talk to your doctor before taking anything!!!!!!
Rena
09/29/07
For treatment of severe Crohn's Disease, what are the benefits/side-effects of cortisone vs mesalamine enemas?
At various times, my daughter has been on either cortisone or mesalamine daily enemas, to treat her severe Crohn's Disease. Right now, it is the cortisone variety. What experiences have any of you Crohn's patients had with benefits and/or side-effects of either of these treatments? Can cortisone enemas cause side-effects similar to those of oral prednisone (weight-gain, "moon face"...)? Thank you!
My daughter is in the care of a great gastro. practice at a regional children's hospital. She does take a double-dose of Remicade, every eight weeks. Despite that, she was hospitalized all of November and was on the usual mega i.v. prednisone, TPN, etc. While in the hospital, they had her using some type of suppository and a mesalamine enema. Upon her discharge, they discontinued the suppository and prescribed a cortisone-based enema. She was able to start tapering down on her prednisone fro 60mg/day and is now at 15mg/day. This time around, her body hasn't noticeably gained weight, but her face in huge. (Of course, I do not hint to that!). My question about the cortisone enemas boils down to whether her being on them could be prolonging the length of time for some of her prednisone-related side-effects to wan away, What are your thoughts?
Elisabeth L
12/28/08
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  Hi Elisabeth, if your daughter is in a big flare, why isn't the GI trying Remicade, Humira, or Entocort to get things under control? Is she on any pain meds to be made comfortable? Make sure she is on something as she has that right to be.

When I was younger, I found that the enemas really didn't help so I was on oral steroids until they stopped working at 80 mg and needed surgery to improve my quality of life.

Check out the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation for more information. They have live chats, a hotline, an open forum, plus they have meetings for kids under age 18 as well as their parents.

I know it's hard to watch your child suffer, educate yourself, ask the GI questions or even attend a CCFA meeting to talk to those who are in the same boat as yourself. Best of luck to you.

In regards to your question 4 days ago:

If I were you:I'd attend one of the CCFA support meetings & ask the members about their experience w/these meds, and then I'd ask the GI or pharmacist. But that's just me.
common sense
12/30/08
Does this eye drops contains cortisone?
I use a decongestant, antispectic and anti-histaminic Eye drops that contains the following
Each 10 ml contains:
Zinc sulphate 10mg
Naphazoline hydrochlorise 10mg
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride 10mg
Methylene blue 0.3mg

Does any of these components contains any form of cortisone?
Thanks for help
michaellabibin
02/22/09
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  No.
Zinc is Zinc
Naphazoline is an non steroidal anti-inflammatory (like motrin)
Diphenhydramine is Benadryl
Methylene blue is color
Bill K
02/22/09
How do you handle injection site reactions to vivitrol?
Is there anyone who has had injection site issues with this shot? I have had a hard time finding answers that I need about the injection reaction I am having.
Angelahil
08/01/09
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which is stronger cortisone or solu medrol for Sciatica pain?
I have a bad sciatica pain in my right leg. It feels numb all the time. I am not sure if Solu medrol is better or Cortisone is better in terms of strength?
pectin232
09/09/10
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  Unfortunately each person is different in terms of reaction to certain steroids. Not sure if you're looking at taking these orally or through an injection but I put some links below to help you out.
MikeL
09/09/10
Are the drugs Decadron & Solu-medrol the same thing?
Would they ever be mixed and given as a single injection?
Decadron can be injected- I have had the injections many times before.
I went to the doctor for sinusitis and received an injection. The doctor said it was a steroid shot and I received a bill for a $70.00 injection.

The bill shows it is Solu-Medrol and Decadron injection combined.
It's Just Me
03/19/09
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  Are they the same? Yes and No. They are both glucocorticoids but chemically not the same. Decadron is dexamethasone. Solu-Medrol is methylprednisolone. They shouldn't be mixed together.

EDIT: I've looked in all of my injectable medication compatibility references. There are no references to either support or denounce mixing them together. My statement above is based on the fact that there is no evidence which says it's OK to mix.
daddyrx
03/19/09
Itchy red bump from bicillin injection?
Hi, about two weeks ago I got a bicillin injection for strep throat. It was a large dosage so it had to go in my left buttock. Now I have had a large itchy red lump in the same spot where I had the injection, I've had it for about three days now. What's going on? Should I be concerned?
m&fn princess
12/25/10
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  I would check with the doctor. Sounds like an allergic reaction of some sort, or the spot could be infected.
pelican
12/29/10
Hgh injection(somatropin) injection pain/info needed.?
Hi, i'm taking hgh injections(somatropin) at 2.8 a dose. My problem here is that with every injection regardless of the place i feel a very odd discomforting pain. It is annoying but i can deal with it, my only question is am i getting the full effect of the medicine with this pain? i know i'm doing it right but could the pain mean something along the lines of absorbtion?
sammmmmmmmmmmmmm123
04/14/10
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  Are you treating yourself?

dangerous stuff.

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/somatropin.html
Casey
04/14/10
My doctor has me scheduled to have 6 celestone injections in my back. Is this too many?
Celestone injections are similar to cortisone shots, which is probably what's typically used. Celestone is Betamethasone (coricosteroid) which as explained to me is stronger version of regular cortisone. I've had some people tell me to not get more than 2 or 3 because these types of shots can weaken tendons and connective tissue. The dosage of the medicine is 6mgs. Am I worrying unnecessarily, or is this a legitimate concern? I'll be talking to the Dr in a few days, and wanted to get some insight first. Thanks
Ellis J
02/24/09
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  I wouldn't say it is safe for babies: http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/case/betamethasone.html

Always question your doctor. Have you seen a chiropractor or ND for this condition? If not, I would suggest going that rout before filling your body with toxic substances.
Dio
03/03/09
suggestion for Hip Bursitis care?
Hi

I am 42 year old healthy woman.. suffering from pain in my right hips since last couple of months.. today went to ortho specialist for check up.. after checking he said what I am suffering from is - Hip Bursitis.. he gave me cortisone injection surprisingly it did not effected me and prescribed pain killer Sulindac 150 mg tablets..

My Hip xray looked good.. Doc said apart from this he can not help me much..did not suggested physical therapy or any suitable exercise to relive this chronic pain.. I was very disappointed

so Pls suggest me any other treatments, exercises that can help me and share you stories

Thanks in advance
Arun's Mum
06/30/10
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  I have been suffering from that for 8 years now, I have had 3 cortisone shots and been prescribed physical therapy and anti inflammatory and unfortunately nothing has helped. I do find that massaging the area with icy hot can be a small help for short periods of time
little78lucky
06/30/10
okay what can i use for this itchy to stop!!!!!!!!?
ok i been using cocoa butter to masturbate i know, you not suppose to i just found out now i got 4 creams here which one can i use to make it back normal again?? first on CORTISONE CREAM 1/2% SENSITIVE SKIN 1/2% HYDRO CORTISONE ACETATE ANTI-ITCH CREAM or Triple antibiotic ointment or TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT PLUS or Triple Antibiotic which one??? sorry for the rudeness but it hurts like hell
Damere
04/01/11
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  mono-stat
John Doucette
04/01/11
I'm taking Tapazole for my hyperthyroid diagnosis.I've noticed weight gain. Is this normal?cortisone involved?
I was prescribed Tapazole for my Hyperthyroid problem a few months ago. I've notice some weight gain. I was wondering if the Tapazole might contain Cortisone as an ingredient in this medication. I can't stop using this medication-it's for life. Thanks in advance...
carmen
05/19/08
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How long does a Haldol injection last?
If a person was brought to a hospital in an agitated delirious state and they received a Haldol injection to calm them down, how long would it take the injection to start working? And how long would it last?

I'm not wondering about the Haldol shots that you get every 6 weeks to combat schizophrenia, but instead the kind of emergency shot that attempts to halt a psychotic episode.
askldjf9922
05/07/10
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  There is considerable variation from patient to patient in the amount of medication required for treatment. As with all drugs used to treat schizophrenia, dosage should be individualized according to the needs and response of each patient. Dosage adjustments, either upward or downward, should be carried out as rapidly as practicable to achieve optimum therapeutic control.

Haldol administered intramuscularly in doses of 2 to 5 mg, is utilized for prompt control of the acutely agitated schizophrenic patient with moderately severe to very severe symptoms. Depending on the response of the patient, subsequent doses may be given, administered as often as every hour, although 4 to 8 hour intervals may be satisfactory.

The bioavailability is 100% and the very rapid onset of action is seen within about ten minutes. The duration of action is 3 to 6 hours. If haloperidol is given as a slow IV infusion, the onset of action is slowed, but the duration prolonged compared to IM injection.

God bless & take care as always.........
canada_winnipeg_man
05/11/10
Are you on LUNELLE?
Hey, when you start on Lunelle, the birth control injection, you don't give yourself the injection, right? Do you have to go into the doctor and have them give you the injection?
Nourah Amber
03/24/08
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  I had considered Lunelle back in the late 90s (and it went off the market as far as here in the U.S. back around 2000) because I liked the idea of not taking a pill every day.

To get the injection you have to go to the doctor's office to get it. No self injecting involved.

I hope that Lunelle comes back to the U.S. so that there's another option available to women besides Depo-Provera. If it is back now that's great.
sokokl
03/25/08
does the antibiotic sulfamethoxazole with tmp come as an injection?
If so, can you give an 16 month old infant this injection?
Edith E
01/25/08
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  Bactrim DS which is the the name brand for this drug is available for IV ( intra venous) administration, but not for IM ( a shot in the muscle. So Yes, your 16 month old can recieve this drug and it is approved for usuage in their age for certain infections IV.
Yvette C
01/25/08
Is bleeding normal when giving myself a Byetta injection?
I just started Byetta this morning. I put it about 3 inches away from my belly button, like the nurse said who showed me how to give myself the injection. I didn't bleed when I did the practice shot with her. This morning I set up my new pen and gave myself the first injection, and when I took it out I was bleeding a little. Is this something to worry about? What if it happens again tonight? I looked and didn't see any blood around the needle when I took it out, so it happened when I took the needle out, not going in.
techmom
06/08/08
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  i get bleeding everyday, nothing to worry about, sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't tbh u just have to live withit like me! x
Stellie.
06/09/08
What hcpcs code do I use for Bupivacaine(marcaine) injection?
We file our claims electronically through WebMD. Although I haven't found any insurance company that pays seperately for S0020(Marcaine injection) most of them will accept the claim through the clearinghouse and then deny the line item on the claim for marcaine. However, Medicare claims with this code will not even get through the clearinghouse. I've been taught that you bill all insurance companies the same. So in this situation I really don't know what to do. Either find a suitable code for Marcaine or stop billing for it all together and my doctor will not go for that. Help!
The Bupivacaine is not given via an infusion pump, it's drawn together with lidocaine and kenalog and given as an injection into a joint. Would you still use the J7799 for injection of Bupivacaine?
Kimberly A
06/28/06
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  S0020 is not valid for Medicare.
You will have to use J7799 with a description of the drug.
http://www.trailblazerhealth.com/drugbio/downloads/drugsininfusionpump.pdf
pookyjo2
06/29/06

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