A 29-year-old female asked:
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there are bruises on my pacemaker incision area (implanted 6 month ago), appeared in the last few weeks. i'm on anticoagulants. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, bruises = blood: under skin from bleeding & this, at 6 months after the surgery, indicates problems, too much slowing of blood clotting, tissue trauma, infection, etc. Edema c/w CHF +/- liver +/- kidney problems. The 2 beta blockers you'r taking do not have best track record compared with carvedilol & all work best in combination with ACEI/ARB. Primary medical decision maker is you. Seek better knowledge/help.
Answered on Oct 23, 2015
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