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Severe Leg Pain after heart cath w/angioseal

Hi I had a heart cath Sept. 6th. 2006 and ever since I have had severe leg pain. I have had all sorts of tests including a CT scan.

Nobody knows what is wrong with my right leg. I am desperate for a diagnoses and a doctor to treat it.

I live in TN should I go to Vanderbuilt? Or where should I go?

All I know is something happened to my leg during this heart cath now I can't walk without severe pain.

Please someone has to know what this is.
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Just a precaution did they check for any clots?
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its very hard to say, angioseal, is a colagen based material placed before the femoral artery to stop bleeding and quicken the clotting effect,acts like a clot. how long were you advised to stay laying flat, 1-6hrs? what happens is that,now im only assuming you being a cardiac pt. is that you either were taking heparin or some type of blood thinner that the criteria for 1-2 hr laying flat didnt really apply.  you perhaps developed a slow flowing hematoma, just enough to leak but to not cause much swelling.  you may need an mri of proximal femur to determine if there is fluid or blood still around the leg, sometimes the body does not reabsorb the residual blood in a hematoma.  have you spoken with your cardiologist about this.
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I just had an angiogram and it was sealed with an angio-seal.  I laid flat for four hours got up and walked and then they sent me home.  Two hours later I had horrible pain in my right leg and then my blood presssure dropped and I was very dizzy, weak and sweating, my husband called 911 and back to the hospital I went.  It's my understanding that the angio seal didn't hold and I hemmoraged and developed a hematoma which stopped the bleeding.  The blood then went into my back and abdominal cavity and I now look about 6 months pregnant.  The doctor says it will take weeks for my body to absorb the blood.  I still have some pain in the abdomin (abdomen) and a very sore area above the entrance to the femoral artery, has anyone else ever experience this?
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I had and angioseal just last week due to need of two stents placed in my RCA artery, after one night stay I was sent home.  The pain was almost unbarable in my leg.  When I came home I began to sneeze and felt like I would die.  The next day I notice bruising in my leg a week later the bruising was from my groin to about 1 in from my knee.  Today it feels like the clot is midway toward my knee.  It hurst when I walk, I have lower back and stomach pain and some of the bruising is lightning up.  I too am experiencing trouble walking and at times pain alll the way to my toes.
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I have had 8 cath in the last 2 years with the replacing of 1 stent I have had 2 major bleed outs i also died on the table twice i also had an attack where my heart was beating 280 beats per minuet i have had severe pain in my right groin and in my leg i was full of blood for  3 months the first bleed out and the second for 6 months or longer i have had a femoral nerve block done on 6-22-09 and it did not give me any relief and now they are redoing the nerve block along with trigger point injections on 7-27-09 i feel like they don't know whats is wrong and they are just guessing and i am the one being poked and stuck and prodded. my first cath was on may 19th 07 and my 2nd was july 31st of 07 in which i had my first major bleed out i was black and blue from the middle of my stomach to the top of my right knee and i also threw up a plastic piece that looked like some type of covering for one of the instruments they use during surgery the doctor came in the next day to check my groin and legs but had a very bad attitude and he wasn't just pushing on my stomach and groin he was punching me in the stomach and groin to the point my friend told him to take his hands off of me he also tried to bully me telling me that i had 2 options 1 was signing myself out agaist his wishes and the second was doing another heart cath he had me in tears the hospital removed him from my case. i have been going through this for over two years now and i still haven't gotten any ansewers. I know what you are going through i'm still going through it. my middle brother had 4 stents and back to work a week later my youngest brother had 2 and back a month later i had 1! 8 times and haven't been able to go back yet if i wouldn't get into trouble i would say this doctors name so no-one else goes thru the horror that i did.If you find out anything let me know and I'll do the same Sincerly;Redeena
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cardiac cath done in JFK hospital in april 2006.  may 2006 i had surgery to remove blood from my abdomen cavity and i assume it was from the cardiac cath leaking blood although they never  told me what they removed from my abdomen.  they thought it was appendectomy.  but i  knew better.  any ways i have fout scars on my belly where the doctors were  trying to enter but couldnt because i had inguinal hernia surgery prior to this in 1998.  well  i  had a ultra sound done to see  why  i  have  pain and  nothing came up.   well i still have pain especially when i spat down doing weight lifting.  i  owned squat with 50 ibs is this too much?
should i  go back to doctor?
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Good Morning,

Just read all your posts with great interest. I am a heart transplant - was transplanted in 1995. I just had my 19th heart catheter last week. I also have a huge hematoma starting a few inches from the cath sight down to my knee. I have developed a blood clot at the sight and am now on Heparin and Coumadin. I am also having severe pain. I have a wonderful cardiologist who was in no way to blame - just too much scar tissue built up and he hit a femoral vein . He indicates that there is a condition that sometimes occurs after these situations that leaves you with chronic pain - boy, as with all of you, I sure hope there is a way to control the pain. I am going to an Anti Colag doctor. I will talk with him this afternoon concerning the pain and see if he has an explanation. If I find out anything at all, I will certainly post what he tells me. My best to all of you.
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