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Atrial Fibrillation,cortisone shot and coumadin.

My husband is on coumadin for atrial fib and a leaking valve.
He has a bulging disc problem in his neck causing arm pain and numbness.
Is it possible for him to have a shot of cortisone to relieve the pain while he is taking coumadin, or should he stop the coumadin before taking the shot?Has anyone encountered this problem?
Thank you.
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I'd "guess" no problem. Certainly the doctor who would approve the cortisone shot would know.
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I agree with Jerry, I don't think there would be an adverse effect.  But this does remind me of when back in the 90's within about a 6-8 mo. period I had cortisone shots for plantar fasciatis, then my knee and then shots in both of my elbows and I had these injections more than once.  Well, it was within wks of those injections that I had my first episode of a-fib.  I've never thought there could be any connection.....but who knows :)
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some docs want you to stop..can cause hemotoses spelled wrong..but my doc told them i cant be off 5 days 2 neg blood proteins

alot of docs wont give the shots until off a period of 5-7 days
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