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Groin Artery Pain
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
About 3 years ago I had shunts placed in the groin arteries both left & right side. Lately the one on the left feels like it is scraping/shifting in p?
Surgical evaluation: Required. I suggest contacting the original surgeon for examination and evaluation. ...Read more
"Artery"?: 4 structures pass through the "groin area" (inguinal region). From lateral to medial, they are the femoral nerve, femoral artery, femoral vein, & a lymphatic vessel, which is separated from the vein by an empty space. Don't assume that whatever this is is from the artery. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a hands-on exam. HealthTap & Dr. Google are not enough for your case. ...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
Not always.: Those structures are definitely there, but they are not usually very obvious. There can be some serious conditions that affect the blood or lymph flow that can make these structures easily palpable. An evaluation by a healthcare worker is important to see if this is normal or not. ...Read more
Sometimes I get a swishing vibrating feeling in groin it pulses. My hip is hypermobile. Worried I'm pinching arteries or veins? Is it possible todo?
It's certainly: Possible to temporarily cut off circulation of the large arteries altho circulation returns ASA the pressure is released. However, since you have Ehler-Danlos syndrome, your large arteries might be more vulnerable to compression than average. I recommend that you see a doctor about this to find out if what you're experiencing is clinically relevant ...Read more
What may cause numbness in only one area on sole of my right foot. I have 75% blockage in artery in left side near groin. Not a diabetic.
Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
For angiography, why use artery in my groin? Why does the doctor start in an artery so far away from my heart. Wouldn’t it be safer to start closer to my heart?
We: We use the femoral artery in your groin because this has become the standard approach for inserting a catheter to inject dye into your heart arteries. There are arteries closer to your heart, specifically in your arm, that are being used more frequently now. Radial artery procedures are gaining momentum because the risk of complications such as bleeding are less common than with a femoral approach. Recently, however, there has been some data to suggest radiation exposure may be higher with the radial artery approach. ...Read more
I have a twitch in the femoral artery area of the groin. Sometimes it shoots down my leg. Only seem to notice it when laying down. I have had a few angiograms and a star closure clip in that area. Could this be from the surgeries or something new? What do
Shooting / sharp pain on the inside of left thigh and left groin (where leg meets abdomen). Feels like pain runs along femoral artery.
Sharp pain in groin: Go get this checked out. Your autoimmune disease (RA) and medications mean that you are at risk for more unusual things than the general population. Maybe it's a simple hernia or a pulled muscle. But there are many other possibilities, like venous blood clot. Call your doctor. If S/he can't see you, go to the ER. ...Read more
Help please! Is bypass surgery a viable option when arteries in both legs are clogged from groin to knee?
Yrs: Vascular bypass surgery is common and can treat diseases on the legs. You should see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Had heart cath through both femoral arteries two days ago for svt. Now severe cramping from right groin through thigh. Should I be concerned?
Yes: It sounds like you had an electrophysiology study not a heart cath. Regardless, there could be vascular trauma that could lead to clots forming in the thigh veins. You should go and get evaluated along with an ultrasound of the leg vasculature to be safe. ...Read more
Angiogram & balloon artery left groin after developed a blood clot left groin in the vein on blood thinners what exercise is best? Tightness normal?
Or blood clots in veins is treated by blood thinners and compression. Continue normal activities. If leg is too tight you may need angiogram to evaluate the extent of clot. If clot extends up from groin, it should be treated by medicines that dissolve the clot. Also it depends on when you developed the clot.
These issues need to be discussed with your physician.
Hope that helps. ...Read more
How successful is angioplasty for a completely occluded superficial femoral artery throughout the proximal and mid thigh? What are the alternatives?
Is it normal to have cramping in my lower abdomen after an angiogram of the brain using the left femoral atery in groin as starting point?
Artery Health: Unfortunately, there is not much to do for calcification throughout your arteries unless it is causing or about to cause symptoms. As we age, and based on lifestyle, calcification (atherosclerosis) progresses. To minimize the effect, treating elevated cholesterol's, not smoking, and exercise will all prevent progression and reduce the risk of horrific complications. ...Read more
None really: There are no foods that can really clean the arteries however a heart healthy diet can certainly help in prevention. Diets with appropriate calories for size & activity, fruits & vegetables, low cholesterol, low salt, limited trans & saturated fats are recommended. Control of diabetes, high blood pressure are very important. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: In western civilization, atherosclerosis is the most common reason for a blocked artery. No one knows the exact cause or process, but there are known risk factors: smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and a family history of heart attacks or strokes. Reducing or modifying risk factors has been shown to lower the risk from blocked arteries. ...Read more
Artery Disease: Artery disease is the broad term for the disease of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the buildup of plaque. Most applied to the blood vessels that supply the heart, hence the term coronary artery disease (cad). It is assumed if you have narrowing of the vessels within the heart, then you have artery disease throughout your body. Artery disease is a risk factor for heart attacks and stroke. ...Read more
Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke. ...Read more
High calories: Consuming more calories than the body needs will end up by building fat in the body and probably accelerates atherosclerosis. Of course consuming fatty food like junk food or red meet, diet with high sugar contents and not eating enough vegetables and fruits will also cause high cholesterol and more blockage in the arteries. Diet is important factor in atherosclerosis along with other diseases. ...Read more
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