Spotting Following Cortisone Injection

Posted by toromama @toromama, Feb 19, 2021

Anyone else experienced spotting following a cortisone injection? This is my second experience. Both times it started about 10 days after the injection. Just wondering how long it usually lasts. The first time was a number of years ago and I thought it only lasted a few hours. I'm now on Day 2. I'm 61 years old and went through menopause when I was 52.

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@toromama I googled, "Vaginal bleeding after cortisone shot" and there are a lot of journal articles on the topic. There are also many articles that focus on post-menopausal women and spotting after a cortisone shot. I didn't link any of the journal articles, as they are a heavy read for most people.

It's a concerning symptom no doubt. You are certainly not the only woman that this has happened to. Off the top of my head I'm not aware of a previous discussion on this topic or members reporting something similar.

May I ask if you inquired with your provider regarding this symptom?

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@erikas

@toromama I googled, "Vaginal bleeding after cortisone shot" and there are a lot of journal articles on the topic. There are also many articles that focus on post-menopausal women and spotting after a cortisone shot. I didn't link any of the journal articles, as they are a heavy read for most people.

It's a concerning symptom no doubt. You are certainly not the only woman that this has happened to. Off the top of my head I'm not aware of a previous discussion on this topic or members reporting something similar.

May I ask if you inquired with your provider regarding this symptom?

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I have not yet contacted my regular Dr. Last time it led to a Pap and ultrasound with a "nothing to worry about" result. I was relieved to learn that I'd had a cortisone shot during my knee manipulation two weeks ago…providing an explanation for the bleeding. It's just lasting a little longer than it did last time. I will goggle the topic and do some reading….thank you.

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Hi. I've had 2 cortisone injections in both knees 10 days ago. I've also experienced spotting. It's really worrying me. I'm 66 and on Warfarin. Blood thiners.
Please advise

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@glo6

Hi. I've had 2 cortisone injections in both knees 10 days ago. I've also experienced spotting. It's really worrying me. I'm 66 and on Warfarin. Blood thiners.
Please advise

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Spotting at the injection site or elsewhere? Have you consulted the doctor who prescribed warfarin? You might need your INR checked.

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