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I had a steroid shot in my back on Tuesday and bad stomach

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I had a steroid shot in my back on Tuesday and bad stomach ache today. Could they be connected? I have taken 4 tums so far. Would milk of magnesia help?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,

A single steroid shot is not supposed to cause a painful gastritis. Did you take any oral medication?