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Cerebral Angiogram Side Effects
Had angiogram to check which side of brain my speech was on.Went in groin and I now have a large bruise in my inner thigh.Is this normal ?
Hematomas are the most common vascular
access site complication, occurring in 5%-25% of patients who undergo groin puncture. The risk of pseudoaneurysms is lower. If the bruise grows or is accompanied by firmness/bulging of the skin in the area, numbness, or pain, you should have it checked out sooner. http://www.aacn.org/wd/Cetests/media/C1253.pdf ...Read more
It depends on route: If the cerebral angiogram was performed through a catheter insert through a blood vessel in the groin, it is best to avoid exercising for a few days until the blood vessel in the groin is well sealed and won't start-up bleeding when you start running. On the other hand, exercises that don't involve running, such as weight lifting are ok the next day. ...Read more
Had a cerebral angiogram yesterday for my wada tes today i feel slight chest pain is this ok or not?
I had a cerebral angiogram two days ago. Now I am experiencing pain, bruising, swelling, and a large hard mass at puncture site. Should I be concerned?
Hematoma: See your doctor about this , it sounds like you leaked blood at the puncture site. Usually it gradually goes away but should be checked to be sure nothing worse is going on. ...Read more
Can a cerebral infundibulum be dangerous. I was just diagnosed with two via angiogram and the doctor said they need to be monitored why?
Ask your doc, maybe?: Infundibula are funnel-shaped symmetrical enlargements that occur at the origins of cerebral arteries & are apparent on 7-25% of otherwise normal angiograms. (The word is Latin for "funnel.") An aneurysm can form at the site of one. This is EXTREMELY rare. Your doctor's just being prudent. I'm curious: Why didn't you ask YOUR DOCTOR this question, instead of some stranger on HealthTap? ...Read more
I had a cerebral angiogram go wrong my artery in my right groin was dissected and my artery in the left groin collapsed how many per yr is safe?
Unfortunate: Your complications are very unfortunate and I sincerely sympathize but angiograms are generally safe. All medical procedures have a complication rate. The risk of death with an angio is 0.1%. The risk of a peripheral arterial complication such as yours is ...Read more
What would be a reason to get a cerebral angiogram? I had high blood pressure could this be why? What are other reasons.
Stenosis/aneurysm: A cerebral (brain) angiogram is a specific test examing the arteries of the brain. An angiogram is done when there is suspicion of a 'brain aneurysm' --have you had new onset of severe headaches? Another reason for cerebral angiogram is to look for 'stenosis' (narrowing) of the arteries which can cause tia's (mini-strokes) --have you had reversible weakness, numbness or speech difficulty. -not bp. ...Read more
I have to have an angiogram post cerebral aneurysm coiling 8 months ago. Routine check. Is angiogram a risky procedure. Im having mine under ga?
All risk factors must be considered.
kidney, diabetes and medications.
small, puncture of artery and catheter passed to inject the radio opaque dye.
Ask about ct angio or MRI as followup? Perhaps thought is to do more coils?
Ask why general anes?
Most are local with some sedatives. ...Read more
I am having a brain angiogram on tues I am worried about a reaction to the dye used please advise thanks.
Possible allergy: While generally safe, this procedure can be complicated by allergy to the contrast embolus causing a stroke dissection of the artery causing a stroke perforation of a vessel causing bleeding at the site of the insertion of the catheter or more distally damage to the vessel at site of insertion of the catheter requiring surgical repair. ...Read more
Many things: To look at the blood vessels in the brain. You will have some discomfort at the site where there needle and tube are placed into the artery in the groin you may feel warmth in your face, get a metallic taste in your mouth, see flashing lights and/or feel dizzy for brief periods, 8-10 seconds, when the x-ray dye is injected. ...Read more
Depends: There are several ways angiography can be done however all carry risk associated with contrast use, e.g. Allergic reaction or kidney injury (depending on type of contrast). Ct exposes to radiation, as does conventional angio, whereas mr does not. Conventional angio also carries risks which include but not limited to vascular complications, bleeding, and stroke. ...Read more
Not necesary: You can continue the Lyrics As It Will Not Impact The Test or the results.it should not be a problem to continue. Do remind the MD of all medicines you are on. ...Read more
After a brain angiogram and coiling of an 8m aneurysm how will i feel and how soon will i be back to feeling normal?
Probably very soon.: If you are feeling normal now, and if there is no complication from your procedures, you should continue to feel normal after the procedures. ...Read more
An MRA of the brain is very robust. With MR you can have a 3-dimensional picture of the vascular anatomy. MR does not have any radiation, the contrast less commonly has adverse reaction and is noninvasive.
The only compelling reason not to do MR is if you have other contraindications or need actual intervention (ex. embolization) ...Read more
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Sort of: An MRI is very sensitive but not always as specific. It picks up images that appear abnormal. They may require further studies to determine whether it is something of significance. An angiogram may find that what appeared to be a lesion on MRI was not as serious as first thought. ...Read more
Will having a brain angiogram make my 8m aneurysm more likely to burst or will it have no effect? Thanks
Some risk is there: Any procedure , there is some risk most of the time minor rarely lethal. Benefits out weight the risk of the procedure , interventional cerebral angiography procedures possible even to close & cure aneurysm with a coil. Speak to your doctors, know all the facts and decide, leaving alone is more dangerous than procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
Does Cerebal Angiogram and MRI angiography both have same accuracy to detect a AVM? I perfer to have less invasive MRI Angiography.
Almost: A conventional cerebral angiogram is still considered the gold standard, but there is about a 1% chance of stroke from the procedure, plus other risks from needing to enter an artery. There is an advantage that if you have a treatable lesion, they can do a procedure during the angiogram. Otherwise, I almost always recommend the MR-angiogram or CT-angiogram because there is almost no risk. ...Read more
I have 3 brain aneurysms they were all found at the same time 1 was coiled we do an angiogram in oct. What are the chances the other 2 will have grown?
Regarding the brain angiogram & dye, if possible they are going to anesthetise & coil me immediately will this be ok without drinking to flush out dye?
I had a MRI done on my spine and brain. And it came back abnormal. I am asked to do a angiogram, wht could this mean. I have a cluster or blood vessel?
Answering why: Most doctors rule out or ensure the absence of life threatening events. A typical problem with a tumor that is cancerous is "angiogenesis" which is developement of new blood vessels. It does not mean that a cancer is there. It means that bads things are ensured to not be there. ...Read more
I am a hypochondriac but have it under control. However, i was a little worried about the radiation exposure from multiple brain CT and chest angiogram. What should I do?
Hypochondria: Get the facts from your doctor, make a note of what he or she tells you, review the note when your thoughts get carried away. Every day try as much as possible to be fact oriented and try to discover the origin of your anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site.Best. ...Read more
Do you mean closure?: By disclosure, the questioner may be referring to a femoral artery closure device of the type used to close the small hole in the artery used for access for an angiogram. If so, this is something to discuss with the radiologist prior to the procedure being performed. ...Read more
Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.
Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read more