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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one

Dr. Daniel Zanger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is it normal to have some groin discomfort 8 days after a heart cath? Also what are the odds of developing a clot after a heart cath if never had one

Groin pain: You may have a small knot in the groin causing pain if there is swelling or moderate discoloration or pain in the lower leg see your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Had heart cath 6days ago through groin. Bruised & knot where procedure occurred and 2&1/2 inches down from that area. Normal?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Had heart cath 6days ago through groin. Bruised & knot where procedure occurred and 2&1/2 inches down from that area. Normal?

Post CATH: Some bleeding into the groin is not unusual post femoral puncture. It often dissects lower also. This should not in general be pulsatile or painful. It is worth having your dr. Check it. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent .3 weeks post op still has hard swelling.Is this bad?

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent .3 weeks post op still has hard swelling.Is this bad?

Not necessarily: 2 intervention via one femoral artery, can cause scar tissue, but be in touch with your cardiologist and he might order a doppler from the site. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Board Certified, Cardiology
30 years in practice
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How long does soreness last from heart cath done this past thursday & looks like some beat me as have large area of bruise on groin and upoer leg?

Dr. Steven Ajluni
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How long does soreness last from heart cath done this past thursday & looks like some beat me as have large area of bruise on groin and upoer leg?

Bruising is common: Typically soreness should last only a few days whereas bruising might persist for weeks. Reabsorption of blood between facial layers takes time (the cause of the bruising). If femoral nerve trauma or irritation is present the pain in the groin might persist for some time ( neuropathic). ...Read more

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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How long does soreness last from recent heart cath and is it normal to have huge bruises in groin and leg at site of cath?

Dr. Bradley Thomas
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How long does soreness last from recent heart cath and is it normal to have huge bruises in groin and leg at site of cath?

Huge? Not the norm: But possible - a bruise might form at the catheter insertion site, and the area may feel sore or tender for about a week. Let your doctor know if you have problems such as: a constant or large amount of bleeding at the insertion site that can't be stopped with a small bandage. Unusual pain, swelling, redness at or near the insertion site. Talk to your doctor about activity restriction. ...Read more

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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How long does soreness last from heart cath done 3 days ago and why huge bruising at groin leg site of the cath?

Dr. Marco Paliotta
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How long does soreness last from heart cath done 3 days ago and why huge bruising at groin leg site of the cath?

Not uncommon: It's not uncommon to be soar at the cath site. Discoloration is also typical as i little bit of bleeding at the site will cause a black and blue area. I would give the soarness a week to ten days to resolve before getting worried about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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My friend got heart valve surgery and has been experiencing groin pain?

Dr. Paige Gutheil
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My friend got heart valve surgery and has been experiencing groin pain?

Eval: If the heart was accessed in any way through the groin, then it is possible to have soreness, but usually in heart valve surgery groin access is not needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Elden Rand
Board Certified, Cardiology
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After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would i likely have?

Dr. Elden Rand
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After a heart cath, can I develop internal bleeding? And if so what symptoms would i likely have?

Yes: If a heart cath. Was done through the femoral artery ("groin access"), the catheter is inserted very close to the abdominal cavity. If there is bleeding from the cath site, it may bleed into the abdomen/pelvis. This may result in back/abdominal pain, lightheadedness/dizziness from blood loss, and/or fast heart rate. If this is a concern, it requires prompt evaluation in your emergency dept. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Moore
Board Certified, Cardiology
29 years in practice
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How long should I wait to have sex after heart cath?

Dr. Joseph Moore
Board Certified, Cardiology
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A few days: You do not want to place stress on the groin puncture site for the first 2-3 days after a cath. Generally sexual activity can resume at the time you can start full exertion and lifting. ...Read more

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