Although it has been almost a year since your post about your husbands' heart cath complications, I have been searching web to find anyone who had similar problems following heart cath. I had one two weeks ago for a cardiac clearance to have spine/neck surgery. The problem is, now have severe pain in right belly, NOT groin area where the insertion was, and cannot even turn to my right side without severe pain. It feels like something is pulling in the right groin area and am having severe constipation. LIke your husband, I have had to take stool softners, laxatives,,,etc just to get bowels to move. I am also running low grade temp at night. All this is besides the spine pain is about to wear me down. A call to the cardiologist office who did the heart cath, only reulted in nurse saying you need to call your primary dr. not the cardiologist., What happened in your case? Did your husband finally get relief? and how?... I might add, I am female. If you get this I will try to get back to this forum. Found it while browsing the web. Thanks........angelsnks
I don’t think there’s any relation between constipation and catheterization. One important diagnostic test which I suggest is thyroid function test as hypothyroidisim is one of the important causes of constipation and it’s usually overlooked. Meanwhile, lactulose/milk of magnesia/increased fibre diet can be continued to improve the symptoms.
I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.