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Is an angiogram painful?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, they use numbing medicine like when you go to the dentist.

In brief: No
No, they use numbing medicine like when you go to the dentist.
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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Mostly not
The most discomfort typically is at 2 times: getting blood artery access (typically get Lidocaine anesthesia first which decreases the needle poke pain), and lying flat after the angiogram :o) the process itself is painless, as there are no signficant nerve supply issues inside the blood vessels during the angiography.

In brief: Mostly not
The most discomfort typically is at 2 times: getting blood artery access (typically get Lidocaine anesthesia first which decreases the needle poke pain), and lying flat after the angiogram :o) the process itself is painless, as there are no signficant nerve supply issues inside the blood vessels during the angiography.
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