IS EXCESSIVE BRUIUNG NORMAL AFTER HEART CATH? I HAD CATH DONE 6/24/09, SINCE THEN MY LEG HAS BRUISING FROM THE SITE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MY KNEE, AND AROUND MY LEG LEAVING ABOUT 2 INCHES UNBRUISED. PLEASE LET ME HEAR FROM YOU.
Yes and no... I've had quite a few heart caths, and once I had some leakage like you are describing. The 'wound' site is the important thing. As long as it isn't leaking, you will be fine. The huge bruise will go away quickly.
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