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    Groin Pain from Catherezation
    An_254067 posted:
    I had a catheterization done about a month ago was feeling good, but this morning my groin where they went is sore. Is this normal? Should I call my doctor anyway and ask?
    cweinbl responded:
    Having had two catheterizations, I can say that it is a very severe bruise that won't go away any time soon. To prevent this large blood vessel from bleeding after the proiedure, the surgical assistant must press upon it exceedingly hard. The result is a very sore bruise that lasts a long time. NOt to worry too much. Within a few weeks, it will dissipate in pain.
    An_254067 replied to cweinbl's response:
    Thank you for responding I wasn't very worried just concerned since it was feeling fine
    cweinbl replied to An_254067's response:
    Actually, you might see a bruise there too. Not to worry. They open a very large blood vessel to implant the cath tool. It takes a lot of pressure for a long time to make sure it clots properly. I've had two of those and that's the only pain. It should end very soon.
    An_254067 replied to cweinbl's response:
    Thank you yes I did have bruise, but the bruise was gone as was most of the pain. I did a lot of walking and that's when the area was uncomfortable again I guess I just over did it. But thank you for your response

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