Would cortisone injection in neck/shoulder cause chest pains & infection 7 month after mastectomy?

Had 4 cortisone shots in neck & shoulder 7 monthS after mastectomy because of arm & shoulder pain. Had severe chest pains for days and got an infection in my breast. Due to injection or coincidental?

Doctor Answers 1

Probably not, but...

Dear jrgrnthmb,

What was the timing between the cortisone shots and chest pains? If you are experiencing chest pain now, you should go to the ER for a chest X-ray and evaluation. This is too potentially serious of an issue to discuss on an online forum. I wish you the best and please follow up.

Best wishes,

Newport Beach Physician
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