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Leg numbness after heart cath. Normal? If so, for how long until feeling normal again?
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In brief: Meralgia?
Since the heart cath approach is usually at the groin level, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may have been stretched or compressed at the hip causing antero-lateral thigh numbness, or other nerves can be also stretched or compressed.
Typically recovery can be achieved in 3-4 weeks.

In brief: Meralgia?
Since the heart cath approach is usually at the groin level, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve may have been stretched or compressed at the hip causing antero-lateral thigh numbness, or other nerves can be also stretched or compressed.
Typically recovery can be achieved in 3-4 weeks.
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