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Steroid use leads to hysterectomy for one woman

A woman who was prescribed high doses of steroids to treat her asthma-like symptoms started to develop water retention, joint pain and increased blood pressure. She was on the steroids for 1 years before another doctor linked her problems to the steroids. She eventually had to have a hysterectomy due to uterine calcium deposits caused by steroid use. Other side effects of steroid use can be bone loss and immune system problems.

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About: Steroid use leads to hysterectomy for one woman

Date: 26 October 2004

Source: WESH


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