Oral steroids are taken in the form of pills, capsules, tablets and even liquid oral anabolic steroid form. Orals administration, while perhaps the most convenient, suffers from the fact that all the oral steroids need to be chemically modified, and their metabolism into the active form can place strain on the liver.Oral steroids can be detected within the body for a period of several weeks even after the person has stopped taking them. Many athletes tend to experiment with oral anabolic steroids in the initial period. Oral steroids can be easily stored and used but these can cause severe side effects. Many athletes and bodybuilders use oral steroids in combination with injectable steroids believing that this will have greater effect. Many athletes use short duration oral anabolic steroids when a sports event draws closer.