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I had a cortisone injection three weeks ago due to hip

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I had a cortisone injection three weeks ago due to hip bursitis. I know that cortisone causes menstrual irregularities, prolonged painful periods, etc. I had a period a week after the injection which was heavy and painful. Now I am having cramping again and wondering whether this is related or if I should see my doctor. I do have three large fibroids.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome, I am happy to help you today.

Firstly, you have registered yourself as a male?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am female, didn't see the box for identifying gender
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for the clarification.

I think the cramping is due to heavy bleeding by itself / large blood clot in the uterine cavity and you already have 3 large fibroids, the latter also induces heavy bleed.

You can wait and see if you continue to have cramping after this week passes off.

If it continues, you will need to get an utrasound done to exclude any other reason for th heavy bleed.

You may need to take medicines to stop bleeding, if it continues to be heavy in the next 24 hrs.

I hope my answer has helped you.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just to clarify, I have not had bleeding for over a week, the cramping started yesterday,a week after the period stopped. In light of same. does your advice remain the same. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for the accept.

My answer remains the same. Please get an ultrasound done if the cramping and / or bleeding continues to be there.

Great assisting you!