When Should I Call the Doctor?
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|Tue, 01-20-2009 - 1:28am|
I had my EP study on Thursday. The doctor discovered my arrhythmia was too close (< 1 cm) from my heart's natural electrical center so he didn't do the ablation. Because I have a clotting problem, they had a really hard time getting my bleeding to stop (it took over an hour of constant pressure). I'm bruised from the top of my thigh all the way to my hip (I can actually see black and dark blue handprints!). I saw the doctor today and he says that bruising is common.
So here are my questions:
Off and on since Saturday I've been having pains in my chest. It's not a huge pain and but it's still there. I would describe it as a stabbing pain at maybe a 2 or 3 but after a while it starts to wear on me. I can feel it from the front of my chest and in the back, middle to the left side - maybe radiating out a bit. I saw the doctor today but since I wasn't in pain when I saw him, I forgot about the pain. He did an EKG and it was normal. So, I feel kind of dumb at the thought of calling him. Should I call anyway?
How long does the insertion site stay sore? Mine is better but it still feels like something's going to pop loose when I stand up.
Bruising - about how long does it last?