Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty?

May be from. Puncture site. Small nerve may be irritated. Could be a forming bruise. If hard and pulsatile.
Pain after plasty. Nerves within the artery wall can result in a certain degree of pain after being "crushed or stretched" open by the angioplasty balloon. If the treated artery was in the thigh, the symptoms may be there afterwords. These symptoms tend to improve everyday and usually resolve completely.

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Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty with stenting?

Pain after. Arterial access. May form a bruise. If focal swelling at your groin get checked by the doctor who did the procedure. Should go away in a few days otherwise. Read more...
Pain after plasty. Nerves within the artery wall can result in a certain degree of pain after being "crushed or stretched" open by the angioplasty balloon. If the treated artery was in the thigh, the symptoms may be there afterwords. These symptoms tend to improve everyday and usually resolve completely. Read more...

Patient got up immediately after a balloon angioplasty, started to get dressed (patient was confused), what complications could we be looking at?

Probably none. The only problem would be bleeding from the puncture site or a pseudoaneurysm . If the surgeon used a closure device at the puncture site then probably no problem. Read more...
Up after pasty. If there was not swelling or complaint of pain at the puncture site then no adverse event likely came from getting up so soon. Read more...

Does balloon angioplasty hurt or are you out?

Angioplasty ? Pain. Typically light sedation is given during angioplasty. Most of the time no pain is felt though occasionally there is a little pain felt when the balloon expands in the artey; it is not generally something patients describe as a problem with the procedure. Read more...

Has any one had balloon angioplasty and was it painful after?

No. After procedure minimum discomfort at catheter insertion site, which disappears in few days , ask your doctor. Read more...
Pain after angioplas. Generally there is no pain after angioplasty but on occasion expansion of the balloon does cause pain due to nerves in the wall of the vessel being stretched open. Those patients may even report the feeling of a significant bruised feeling in the muscle which tends to clear within 7-10 days. Read more...

Why do doctors advise a patient to try balloon angioplasty in preference to having sugery?

Less invasive & safe. Reason foe this advice is the initial treatment of choice for occluding coronary heart disease is balloon angioplasty with or with out stent, surgery is reserved if this fails. Read more...
Balloon or surgery. The decision as to surgery or balloon can be complex. Things to consider include the characteristics of the blockage, what vessels are still open down stream, whether a wound is present downstream, age and medical condition of the patient and others. Balloon angioplasty, while in many cases can be a first choice, is clearly not always the best answer. Read more...

How much is a balloon angioplasty?

Cost of balloon. The costs will depend on your insurance details; copays, secondary insurance, deductables and so on. So the answer will vary from one person to another. Read more...