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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?

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Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
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.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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.

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