Crohn's & Epidural Steroid Injection ( ESI )

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Pommom
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   Posted 10/23/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Have any of you had an Epidural Steroid Injection? I have Crohn's. Had to have a ESI for the bulging disks and pinched nerve in my back.Hasnt helped the back problem but I have less BM, that are formed. Before the ESI , they werent formed very often.I have cut the BM's in half since the injection. I also had pain the kidney area. The pain dr.( who did the injection) said it should not affect the kidneys..  I had a urine test,, no kidney infection. Had a blood test to check kidney function. Waiting for the results. Anyone's experience is very welcomed. Thanks. Julie
 
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001..Diabetes,,Sleep Apnea,,Silent Heart Attack,,Blocked Kidney Artery after the Bypass..MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more. 26 meds..

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/23/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
After I had broken my back I had something similiar and yes most of those kind of injections help with d. But it can cause bone problems to get worse. It is a wait and see med to see if works for pain. However I had some pain in the kidney area, but it went away within a couple days (5). How long have you had this pain?
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Pommom
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 10/23/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for your reply. I had the kidney area pain for 5 days,.It started 2 days after the injection. It is gone today, tho. I worry because it is the only kidney I have. The back pain, I have had for 6 months. I am spose to have another injection next month. The dr. wants to do a series of 3 before he tries something else. Have a super day. Julie
 
 
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001..Diabetes,,Sleep Apnea,,Silent Heart Attack,,Blocked Kidney Artery after the Bypass..MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more. 26 meds..
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