A 30-year-old female asked:
How long is it normal to experience pain at a coronary angiogram groin access site? i had an angio a week ago sealed with angioseal but the access site is still stiff and tender. there is no new bruising, swelling, redness, heat or discharge?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Cardiology
Less than 1 week: Usually pain resolves less than 1 week. Occasionally you can get femoral neuralgia syndrome that radiates down the medial aspect of thigh. That can take a while to resolve. Let your cardiologist know. He may want to get an ultrasound of the site.
18 viewsReviewed Dec 20, 2020
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
More time: Apparently you weren't felt to be a candidate for arm (radial artery) access. You give a great description of an uncomplicated groin puncture site. I would give it a little more time for tenderness to wear off. Your physician or cardiologist can check the groin puncture site if you still have concerns.
17 viewsReviewed Dec 22, 2020
Last updated Dec 22, 2020
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