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When can I start exercising again after an angioplasty for blood vessel blockage?

When can I start exercising again after an angioplasty for blood vessel blockage?

1-2 weeks: The main reason for delaying exercise is to permit the groin to heal. The procedure usually inserts a needle and catheter through an artery in the groin. After removing the catheter, if the artery is not sealed completely, exercise with a lot of groin bending may start bleeding from the artery that had been entered. It doesn't happen often, but when it does surgical repair might be needed. ...Read more

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Is there a less invasive procedure (imaging,i.e.) than angiogram to diagnose heart blood vessel blockage?

Is there a less invasive procedure (imaging,i.e.) than angiogram to diagnose heart blood vessel blockage?

It depends: The answer is more complicated than you can imagine. It depends on the definition of "blockage", the presence or absence of symptoms and the reason for the test. A nuclear medicine stress test is the first test done if a physician suspects a patients symptoms are due to coronary disease but isn't 100% sure. It will usually give the answer. If the results are equivocal a CT angiogram will be done. ...Read more

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My cat scratched my palm. What are the symptoms of blood vessel damage?

My cat scratched my palm. What are the symptoms of blood vessel damage?

Persistent bleeding: Cat scratch to palm is unlikely to do major damage to any blood vessels, BUT, risk of infection is high. Usually cat scratches are treated with antibiotics. I'd suggest seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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7cm mass feels squishy& hurts causingleg to go numb. ultrasoud said has blood vessel inside. can this be cancer? 59y/o male.no other symptoms.pls help

7cm mass feels squishy& hurts causingleg to go numb. ultrasoud said has blood vessel inside. can this be cancer? 59y/o male.no other symptoms.pls help

More information is: needed to help. Where on the leg is this? Behind the knee a Baker's cyst can feel like that. Lipoma could also be that way. Rather than speculation, imaging is needed. Ultrasound is an excellent way to begin. MRI even better. Speak to your doctor about your concerns and pathways to follow. Good luck ...Read more

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Mom,54,woke up with a flat small red dot on her upper eyelid.Dsnt hurt,dsnt look like a stye.Broken blood vessel?Im anxious.No symptoms.

Mom,54,woke up with a flat small red dot on her upper eyelid.Dsnt hurt,dsnt look like a stye.Broken blood vessel?Im anxious.No symptoms.

Red dot: Please call an Eye specialist about your mother and I strongly suspect he/she will have her come almost immediately to the specialist! Hope all goes well - please let me know. ...Read more

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3-4 CM white nodule (lump) in throat surrounded by blood vessel, not tonsil stone. What is that? No symptoms.

See ENT: You should go to see ear nose and throat doctor as soon as possible. That mass should be evaluated and biopsy should be done to rule out cancer. Also, certain imaging study i.e. Ct scan likely need to be done as well. Don't delay anymore , go to see ENT ...Read more

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Violently vomited once and every blood vessel in my face broke. Painful ears/throat and side from straining. Otherwise fine no symptoms of cold or flu?

Violently vomited once and every blood vessel in my face broke. Painful ears/throat and side from straining. Otherwise fine no symptoms of cold or flu?

Ans: Well more history is needed here. You could have eaten something contaminated? Hard to say for symptoms are to vague. But not unusual to disrupt the capillaries when there is a great pressure. ...Read more

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I have a little red dot right next to my cornea with blood vessels stretching out from it. Not many symptoms. Sometimes ichy. Was swollen, but briefly?

I have a little red dot right next to my cornea with blood vessels stretching out from it. Not many symptoms. Sometimes ichy. Was swollen, but briefly?

Pingueculum : An exam would be helpful. A visual is worth a thousand words. It could be a pingueculum, a phlectenule, vascular tumor(angioma), nevus, teratoma, dermoid, granuloma, papilloma, conjunctival neoplasm. Lots of possibilities an for reassurance, see an eye md for an exam. ...Read more